The Historical Institute and the Institutes of Roman and English Philology from the University of Wroclaw invite participants to the international conference “Freedom, equality … for everyone?. Women in the fight for social advancement 1700-1918”, which will be held on November 20 and 21.
The topic of the conference refers to the flagship postulates of the French Revolution and its democratic aspirations changing the world order. These demands are also valid today – on the hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War, what largely contributed to the fuller implementation of Enlightenment slogans, through to the electoral rights granted to women and the introduction of gender equality in most European countries.
The organizers of the conference will focus on the “long ages” of the eighteenth and nineteenth century. It was the time of political, economic and, above all, mentality transformations that preceded and enabled the twentieth century breakthrough.