Report from the field: Senior scholar Karen Offen

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Report from the field: Senior scholar Karen Offen

by Gender News staff on Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 9:13am

In Paris earlier this year, Karen Offen lectured (in French) in the conference cycle of the Institut Emilie du Châtelet, 40 years of feminist studies.  The video, filmed by the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, can be seen at

Karen Offen portrait Karen also lectured at Sciences Po – Paris (formerly known as the Institut français des sciences politiques) on her new book, Les Féminismes en Europe, 1700-1950 (the French translation, revised and updated, of her book European Feminisms), published by the Presses Universitaires du Rennes in late 2012.  She reports that the translation by Geneviève Knibiehler is superb.  A book-signing followed.

In late June she is presenting an invited paper at a two day conference on “Gendering European History,” sponsored by IRICE (Identités, Rélations internationales, et Civilisations de l’Europe), LABEX AXE 6, Paris 1 – Sorbonne.

Karen’s latest publication is “National or International? How and Why the Napoleonic Code Drove Married Women's Legal Rights onto the Agenda of the International Council of Women and the League of Nations: An Overview,” [pp. 42-59] in Family Law in Early Women’s Rights Debates, ed. Stephan Meder & Christoph-Eric Mecke. Cologne: Böhlau Verlag, 2013.