The Gender Centre of the Institute is currently holding its conference “Bubbling up. Solidarities, Feminisms and Social Reproduction“. To celebrate this event, the Library set up a small exhibition in the Davis Lounge to present its rich Gender collection.
The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Library’s Gender Collection was created in 2003. It is unique in Switzerland, and its strength is its visibility: in addition to dedicated call numbers, documents dealing with a gender perspective are also integrated into all the collections of the Library.
The main themes represented are studies on women and gender from a transnational perspective in developing countries, international relations, armed conflicts, the context of migration, health, labour, women’s rights, as well as classical feminist theories and women’s movements.
The main categories on gender in our collection are:
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The Institute’s Gender Centre also co-publishes two book series with L’Harmattan, which are of course available in our collection:
- Cahiers genre et développement, available under call number 305.3(050), HEIA 49107/…
- Genre et développement : rencontres, formerly Actes des colloques genre et développement, available under call number 305.3(050), HEIA 48302/…
You will of course also find films and graphic novels dealing with similar subjects in our dedicated collections.