Esmeralda Tijhoff

Some thoughts on History, Politics, and the Art of Living

Representing Family History

There is another excellent seminar coming up at the University of Groningen, organized by the Centre for Gender Studies. There will be a workshop on Doing Family by one of my favorite colleagues Tanny Dobbelaar, and for the keynote lecture Helena Wahlström Henriksson will come over from Sweden to talk about maternal voices. So markt this upcoming Wednesday 5th of April 2017 in your agenda.

Announcement from their website:

Workshop ‘Representing family history’

5th of April 2017

Family historians combine ‘doing family’ with ‘doing history.’ How do they construct their family histories nowadays? In this workshop you are invited to reflect on the concepts you use when relating to your family history. What can we say about the cultural and historical context in which these concepts are embedded? Tanny Dobbelaar has been analyzing recently written home made family histories and she will present her preliminary conclusions. MA, PhD-students and others are invited to joint the workshop.

Keynote lecture ‘Remembering Mother: maternal voices and bodies in filial life writing’

Helena Wahlström Henriksson (Uppsala University) will discuss the ways in which men ‘write’ their mother, the ways in which they attempt to ‘give voice to’ the mother, and how these filial narratives therefore raise questions concerning (the gendering of) narration, memory and power.

For the workshop please sign up by emailing to:

The key note is open to everyone


14.00-16.00 p.m.: Workshop
16.15-17.30 p.m.: Keynote


University of Groningen, Academy Building, Room A8



Check: Announcement on ICOG website

Check: Website CGS

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