“My house in Budapest/My hidden treasure chest”…I can’t get this earworm out of my head as we prepare for next week’s third Women, Work and Value workshop at the Central European University in Budapest.
In this workshop, we focus squarely on the politics of how women’s work was valued in the postwar era. The programme [http://www.bris.ac.uk/arts/research/women-work/events/workshop3.html] truly is a treasure chest of exciting new research, from Jackie Gulland’s work on the intersection of gender and disability in the definition of incapacity to work, to Roxane Vasile’s paper on sex worker activism in postsocialist Eastern Europe.
We are also lucky enough to have another inspirational keynote speaker in Eileen Boris [http://www.femst.ucsb.edu/people/eileen-boris]. Eileen will be giving us a insight into her new work on labour organising around care work – no doubt picking up on many of the themes from workshop 2.
Registration is still open for this workshop, but if you can’t make it to Budapest, do follow the Twitter conversation via our usual hashtag #womenwork2015. We also hope to bring you some highlights via the blog in the coming weeks. Watch this space!
Dr. Josie McLellan, Reader in Modern European History, University of Bristol