Book Presentation and Panel Discussion in Sofia


ERSTE Foundation invites you to a panel discussion followed by a music performance and reception about the book “Gendering Post-Socialist Transition. Studies of Changing Gender Perspectives”.

The different case studies presented in the first volume of the ERSTE Foundation Series in cooperation with the LIT Verlag follow the economic, political, social and cultural effects and traces of system changes in the lives of women and men after 1989 in eleven countries of Central- and South Eastern Europe.

The contributions from nine research teams from different Central and South Eastern European countries look into the meaning of these changes for the relationships between men and women, for gender roles and representations, and for the development of normative discourses about femininity and masculinity. With respect to gender relations, these case studies deal with changing values and mentalities in transformation and once again show that poverty, social exclusion, nationalism, social and healthcare systems, all have a profound gendered dimension. The nine case studies will be reflected in a panel discussion with:

Dr. Krassimira Daskalova, Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

Dr. Caroline Hornstein-Tomic, Research Associate/Assistant Professor Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar, Zagreb

Dr. Daniela Koleva, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

M.A. Ralitsa Muharska, Senior Lecturer at the Department of English and American Studies, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

The discussion will be moderated by Prof. Dr. Milena Kirova, Faculty of Slavic Studies,
 Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

Date: May, 14th 2013, 18h
Location: Music Center “Boris Christoff”, Tsar Samuil Street 43, Sofia

The event will be held in English.

The music performance is organized by students and alumni of the New Bulgarian University: Dr. Ermila Schweizer – pianist and Dr. Natalia Afeyan – music director

The event is co-hosted by Bulgarian Association of University Women and New Bulgarian University.

Next stop will be Budapest, on 11 June, 2013. More details will follow soon.