Gender, Violence and (Un)Memories

Third Permanent Seminar of the GEICP
  • The third permanent seminar of the Study group on political institutions and cultures, 16th-21st centuries (GEICP) of the University Pompeu Fabra highlights women and gender memories across the latest centuries both in Europe and in the Americas;
  • Resistance, Exile, Revolution and Violence are some of the topics that will be addressed during the online panels scheduled until June 2020;
  • The seminar is organized by the GEICP in collaboration with the EUROM and the Istituto di Storia dell’Europa Mediterranea (ISEM) – CNR.


Women, (un)memories and violence

December 3, 2020
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Dynamics of violence in civil wars
Laia Balcells (Georgetown University)

Reading for the session
Laia Balcells (2010) 
‘Rivalry and Revenge: Violence against Civilians in Conventional Civil Wars’, International Studies Quarterly, 54, 291–313


Women, (un)memories and populism

March 11, 2021
5 p.m. 7 p.m.

—Let freedom Ring: Greater Caribbean women’s movements against Huey Long and Gerardo Machado. Mariona Lloret Rodà (Universitat Ramon Llull)

—Sangre sin Revolución: The Gendered Politics of Opposition through the Doce Años. Elizabeth Manley (Xavier University of Louisiana – USA)

Place: Auditori Mercè Rodoreda – Sala 230S5



Women, (un)Memories and Revolution

April 22, 2021
5 p.m. 7 p.m.

Knitters? The construction of the image of revolutionary women in memory. Dominique Godineau (Université Rennes 2 – Tempora – EA 7468)

Women and politics during the War of Independence. Elena Fernández García (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

The voice of women in the hands of the Committee of Reports of the National Constituent Assembly (France, 1789-1791). Maria Betlem Castellà Pujols (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Place: Auditori Mercè Rodoreda – Sala 230S5



Women, (un)Memories and Exile

May 6, 2021
5 p.m. 7 p.m.

Trinitat Revoltó and Redempció Querol, two biographies of exile and anti-Francoism: struggles, purges and resistance. Jordi Guixé i Corominas (Director of the EUROM)

Oral memory in women: the 11 days of Operation Reconquest of Spain experienced by the women of Baish Aran. Rosa Cerarols Ramírez (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and Mireia Boya Busquet (PhD – Université de Montréal)

Women in action: the Emakumes of Argentina and their assistance to the Basque exile during the civil war. Nadia Andrea De Cristóforis (Universidad de Buenos Aires – Universidad Nacional de Luján – Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas – Argentina)

Place: Auditori Mercè Rodoreda – Sala 230S5



Women, (un)Memories and Resistance

June 3, 2021
5 p.m. 7 p.m.

A female genealogy of (prison) memories. Fernando Hernández Holgado (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Memory spaces from a gender perspective. Monument to the women’s prison of Les CortsNúria Ricart Ulldemolins (Universitat de Barcelona)

Place: Auditori Mercè Rodoreda – Sala 230S5


The sessions will be held via Google Meet. Live streaming will be available for the sessions that can also be held in person.

Further information: [email protected]



Dec 2020 - Jun 2021

Other partners

  • Study Group of the Institutions and Political Cultures (XVI-XXI centuries) (2017 SGR 1041)
  • NEXUS-UPF (Links between Science, Culture, Politics, Religion and Society)
  • GRENS – UPF (Research Group on States, Nations and Sovereignties)
  • Institute of History of Mediterranean Europe of the CNR (ISEM-CNR)
  • RiMe-NAME


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