International Summer School

The Summer School "Political Masculinities in Europe: New Definitions, Methods and Approaches” at Koblenz-Landau, from August 21-24 2018, was a delightful and fruitful event. A mixed group of international PhD-candidates and Post-Doctoral Researchers worked closely together with the invited Keynote-Speakers Marina Blagojevic-Hughson, Jeff Hearns, Cristian Norocel and Niels Spierings (in absentia), on their individual projects and also contributed to a wider methodological framework. 


We would like to once again thank the Volkswagen Stiftung and all participants and speakers for making this unique collaborative effort and for (re)defining and thinking in complex ways about the currents of Political Masculinities!


Thanks also to Gergely Kápolnási and his team for filming during the Summer School - videos to follow shortly.


©Gergely Kápolnási




Monday, 20 August 2018

Keynote: “The Concept of Political Masculinity – an Evaluation” by Jeff Hearn   


Tuesday, 21 August, 2018

Teacher Tutorials (each teacher tutors 5 students on methods of analysing political masculinities in participants’ own work)


Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Keynote: “Analysing Political Masculinity-Methods/Concepts” by Ov Cristian Norocel 

Peer Tutorials (Tandem): Peers discuss methods of analysing political masculinities with each other  


Thursday, 23 August 2018

Keynote: “Political Masculinities Top-Down and Bottom-Up: Vertical and Horizontal Workings of Transpatriarchies” by Marina Blagojevic Hughson 

Roundtable-Discussion “Is ‘Political Masculinities’ a Productive Concept for the Analysis of (cross-)European Right-Wing Populism, Extremism & Masculinity” by Blagojevic Hughson, Norocel, Hearn & Sauer    


Friday, 24 August 2018

Joint Lecture: “Applying the Concept of ‘Political Masculinities’ to the State in a European context (Case Studies of: Finland, Sweden, Netherlands, Austria and Great Britain)” 

Lecture 1 – Sauer:  

Lecture 2 – Hughson:  

Lecture 3 – Norocel:  

Lecture 4 - Starck:  



Kathleen Starck

Department of English, Cultural Studies

University of Koblenz Landau, Germany

Birgit Sauer

Department of Political Science

University of Vienna, Austria


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