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The Ursula Hirschmann Annual Lecture Series on Gender and Europe
The Gender Studies Programme's Annual Lecture series is concerned with the specific connections between 'gender' and 'Europe'. It promotes an understanding of the linkages between gender and European issues, together with an idea of Europe which recognises differences, including that of gender.
The series is named after the Europeanist Ursula Hirschmann, founder of the group Femmes pour l'Europe in Brussels in 1975.
Ursula Hirschmann was born in Berlin in 1913, to a Jewish family, and migrated first to France and then to Italy, when the Nazis seized power in Germany. In 1941 she played an important role in the creation and diffusion of Spinelli's 'Ventotene Manifesto'. During her lifetime, she married two anti-Fascists and Europeanists, Eugenio Colorni and Altiero Spinelli. Some of her autobiographical writings have been published as Noi senza patria (Bologna, Il Mulino, 1993).
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
The Ursula Hirschmann Lectures are published online in the RSCAS Distinguished Lectures series.
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