WRRS: Gender, Space and Women's Rights in Nineteenth Century Iran: Some Reflections and Questions.
About the speaker:
Joanna de Groot has interests in three main areas. Her initial research into the social history of Iran in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries has led to work on various aspects of social, political and cultural change in Iran in that period, and their relation to developments elsewhere in the Middle East, in Europe and in North America. This has involved the comparative study of issues such as modernisation, political movements, and the interactions of material and cultural change. Her involvement in women's and gender history has likewise led to her work on gendered history in Iran and on gendered approaches to histories of imperialism, race and orientalism, making issues of femininity, sexuality, masculinity and domesticity central rather than peripheral features of those histories. These areas have in turn stimulated her interest in critical post-colonial analyses of historical practice and concepts.* She is currently researching a monograph on the social history of nineteenth century Iran seen through the prism of gender and diversity
*recent relevant publications are - chapter in Dudink et.al Masculinities in politics and war, 2004: Religion, culture and politics in Iran, Tauris 2007: chapter in Bessel et.al. War, empire and slavery, 2010: Empire and history writing in Britain c.1750-2012, MUP 2013: article in Gender and History 2015: chapter in Meyer et.al Space/time of the imperial 2016: article in Cultural and Social History 2017