Women Warriors & National Heroes: Global Perspectives
WOMEN WARRIORS AND NATIONAL HEROES: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES
All states, aspiring nations, and political movements create their own heroes, but do they do so in the same way? And who are these heroes? While much of the historical literature has focused on male heroes and the masculine foundations of the nation-state, this conference examines women warriors and the complex ways their heroism has been gendered.
A group of renowned international scholars of Africa, East Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America explore themes of sexuality, violence, indigeneity, and commemoration in the local and global circulation of hero cults devoted to women warriors.
This conference is open to all.
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Sponsored by The Avie Bennett Historica Canada Chair in Canadian History Organisée par la Chaire Avie Bennett Historica Canada en histoire canadienne
The Department of History, The Department of Humanities Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation, Founders College, York University
Co-sponsored by the York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR), CERLAC, LAPS, the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, and Spain Arts & Culture.