Location: Room 272, Interdisciplinary Center for Gender Studies (IZFG), University of Bern, Mittelstrasse 43, 3012 Bern, 7-8 September 2022.

The Action is pleased to share the provisional programme of the workshop Gendering the mixed economies of welfare: ruptures and trajectories in post-war Europe that will take place on 7-8 September in Bern.


Wednesday 7 September

Chair: Sonja Matter

9.30 – 10.45 Nicole Krammer, “Caring in difficult times. Voluntary organisations and the reshaping the care of older people in Italy and Germany after the Second World War”

10.45 – 11.15 Coffee break

11.15 – 12.30 Ángela Cenarro, “Motherhood and child care in the Francoist ‘social state’”

12.30 – 2.30 Lunch

Chair: Despo Kritsotaki

2.30 – 3.45 Sonja Matter, “(No) Networks of Solidarity? Single Mothers and their Children in Switzerland (1945-1970)”.

3.45 – 4.15 Coffee break

4.15 – 5.30 Efi Avdela, Dimitra Lampropoulou, “Gender and anti-communism in children’s social protection in post-Civil-War Greece: the role of royal institutions”

Thursday 8 September

Chair: Ángela Cenarro

9.30 – 10.45 Lindsey Earner-Byrne, “‘I felt I should be there, all these people talking on my behalf without consulting me’: Gender, Experience and Expertise in Irish Mixed Economy of Welfare, 1970-1990s”

10.45 – 11.15 Coffee break

11.15 – 12.30 Despo Kritsotaki, “Gender roles and hierarchies in the mixed economy of mental healthcare in Greece: The case of the Society of Social Psychiatry and Mental Health (1980s)”

12.30 – 2.00 Lunch

Chair: Efi Avdela

2.00 – 3.00 Discussion about the introduction and deadlines