Join your fellow alumni for a special celebration of International Women’s Day in Utrecht on Friday 8 March at the University Hall (this event is in English).
International Women’s Day – divided and united by sex, gender and politics
We have invited professor Berteke Waaldijk to historically contextualize this eventful day, for it is a day that is celebrated as well as disputed. Are its origins communist or feminist? Copenhagen or in New York? American or Russian? 19th Century or the 20th Century? In a swift historical tour the highlights of International Women’s Day will be discussed and illustrated. According to Waaldijk, the strong and continuing disagreements about its history are proof of vibrant feminism and illustrate the need for future researchers who take an interest in what divides and what unites women.
ROSANNA Fund for Women Grant Ceremony
Following her lecture, alumna and professor Anneke Smelik will chair the ROSANNA Fund for Women Grant Ceremony. The ROSANNA Fund for Women was founded by Anneke Smelik and professor Rosi Braidotti as they wish to make higher education more accessible to women. The fund financially supports talented and disadvantaged women students and researchers in order to help them achieve academic success. Read more about the ROSANNA Fund for Women on our website.
Please feel free to invite other Utrecht University alumni you know. And if you do not have any plans for the evening yet, we can strongly recommend attending the very special Stabat Mater concert in the Dom Church. For more information and tickets, please check here.