Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Gender und Globalisierung

Programm (26.6.-1.7.2006)

Fachgebiet Gender und Globalisierung

  Institut für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften des Landbaus

Programm vom 26. Juni - 1. Juli 2006

Gender Research & Networking  GERES-NET
Workshop 2006
Ahfad – Humboldt – Link Programme
26 th of June to 1st of July 2006 at the Faculty of Agriculture & Horticulture of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Dekanatssaal, Invalidenstrasse 42, Berlin Mitte

Institute for Women, Gender and Development Studies at Ahfad University for Women in  Omdurman, Sudan and the Unit for Gender Research in Rural Areas,  at the Chair of Gender & Globalization, Faculty of Agriculture & Horticulture  in cooperation with the  Iranian Assosiation for Women's Research in Teheran, Iran the Free University of Berlin the Bielefeld University and in collaboration with  The Centre for Multimedia Teaching and Learning at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

With the financial support of DAAD – the German Academic Exchange Service

Monday 26th June

From 11:00:  Registration

Afternoon Session:  Persian Music Sounds by Thomas Ogger

14:00  Welcoming by the Faculty Otto Kaufmann, Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture
14:15  Welcoming by the Humboldt-Universiät zu Berlin (HUB)  Susanne Baer, Vice President for Studies and International Affairs (HUB) 
14:40  The Ahfad-Humboldt-Link Programme: Experiences and Visions Balghis Badri, (Ahfad University) 
15:00  Introduction to the Programme and Organization of the Workshop Parto Teherani-Kroenner (HU Berlin)

15:30  Break

16:00  Gender & Water – A Field of Feminist Research and Practice Christine Bauhardt, (Chair of Gender & Globalization, HUB)
16:30  The Human Rights Debate in Iran – Past & Present   Nasrin Mosaffa (University of  Teheran)
16:30  Gender Studies at Ahfad University in Omdurman, Sudan   Mai Ezeddin (Ahfad Universtiy)

17:00  Break

18:30 Coming Together – Welcoming Party with Persian and Sudenese Music Invalidenstrasse 42 – first floor - Berlin Mitte

Tuesday 27th June  - Gender Studies in an Inter- and Transdisciplinary Context

Morning session 

Chair: Gabi Jähnert - Contributions from different faculties and disciplines at HUB

9:00  The History of Gender Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - What has been accomplished so far?    Christina von Braun 
          African Studies: Gender Identity in the Novels of  some African Authors    Flora Veit-Wild   
          The Ph.D. (Graduiertenkolleg) Research and Training Group:    “Gender as a Category of  Knowledge”    Claudia Brunner

10:45 Break

11:15 Introducing the 'GenderKompetenzZentrum' Gender Mainstreaming and Policy Making - at the Center for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies of HUB Martine Wiltzius and Sandra Lewalter

11:30  Gender Research and Teaching in Medicine at Charitè Berlin     Judith Fuchs

11:45 - 12:30  Discussion

Afternoon Session  - Spaces for Gender Studies & Research 

14:00- 16:30  Parallel workshops with different issues on a regional basis Success stories and failures choosing a regional representative for the networking activities

W-1:  case studies in Africa: Balghis Badri (responsible) with guests from  Sudan, Egypt, Nigeria
W-2:  case studies in Asia: Nahid Motiee (responsible) with guests from  Vietnam, Malaysia, Iran
W-3:  case studies in other European countries: Margreet van der Burg  (responsible ) with guests from Holland, Austria, Germany

16:30 Break

18:00 Film with discussion on the issues of  Gender and Migration like ‘Fremde Haut’ or 'An Other Morning' or 'Offside'  will be organized by the Gender Studies Students Group Lena Mann (responsible)

Wednesday 28th of June

Morning session - Debating the Scope of Action for Gender Studies and Networking 

Experiences in Other Universities and Other Cities and Regions in Germany  and Europe  

Chair: Martina Padmanabhan How are Gender Studies and Research Institutionalized? 

9:00 – 9:30   Changes in Rural Gender Studies at Wageningen University  Margreet van der Burg
9:30 – 10:30 Statements or Short Contributions (10 Min)   from Each University Representative 
University of Bielefeld: Petra Dannecker
University of Bremen: Elke Grawert
Free University Berlin: Ulrike Schultz
University of Vienna: Marlen Bidwell-Steiner 
Activities of Women’s Centres in Berlin

10:30- 11:00 Group Discussion Among the Contributors Is there common ground to institutionalize gender studies and research ? Is it worth investing time and energy? Where and how have you been  successful? How can we network?
Open discussion – report by Muna Haddad

11:00 Break Success  Stories and Failures in Different Countries Round Table Discussion  Moderator: Gudrun Lachenmann

11:30 – 12:30  Vietnam: Dang Tung Hoa (Social Forestry, Xuan Mai, Ha Tay, Vietnam)  Malaysia: Norani Othman (University Kebangsaan,  Malaysia ) Iran: Nassrin Mosaffa (Faculty of Law, Teheran University) Sudan: Salma Nageeb (Ahfad University) Nigeria: Fatima Adamu (University of Sokoto) Egypt: Eman El-Hadary (American University Kairo)

12:30 – 13:15 Group Discussion Among the Contributors Is there common ground to institutionalize gender studies and research?   Is it worth investing time and energy? How can we network?   Open discussion – report by Gülay Caglar (HUB)

Afternoon Session - Visiting Adlershof – Computer Lab

14:30 – 17:30  Networking Facilities at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: Centre for Multimedia Teaching and Learning – e-learning, e-KOKON and  networking via “MOODLE”

Thursday 29th June - Gender & Networking

Morning session 
Moderator: Mahassin Elabass (Ahfad University)

9: 00  Technologies of Networking. The Gender-Technology-Relation and the  Power Dimension Tanja Paulitz (TU Berlin)
9: 30 Discussion and exchange of experiences at Adlershof

10: 00 Break - Moving to the “OPEN SPACE” that will take place at a different location - probably at the “Alte Schmiede” in the Philippstrasse 13

10:30-12.30 Introduction to the  “OPEN SPACE” Concept for innovative programmes Farah Lenser (responsible) - all registered persons will receive backgroud  information with a link to our internet platform.

All participants should forward their issues and introduce their concepts -
There will be room for discussion and organizing working groups on different  issues with the idea of shaping the networking activities of the future: Each  group should select a moderating and reporting member.
W1: Gender Research Concepts in Agriculture and Forestry  - Access to Resources: Land Tenure and Property Rights Debates
W2: Cultural Differences in Gender Research  - Do we Have Common Ground? 
W3: Institutionalization of Gender Studies – International Comparison, 
W4: How to Organize a Networking Community – What do we Need ?
Gendered Spaces in Organisations  - on the Local, National as well as International Level

More  working groups can be organized for example in the field of:  Media, Health, Law, Education, etc. survey report by Heike Jensen (HUB) and Shahla Ezazi (University of  Teheran) and others

Afternoon session 

14:30   Open Space – continuing with working groups

15:30 Break

16:00- 17:30 Cooperation and discussion of the results of the working groups   strategies for the future- recommendations    Farah Lenser
19.00 Boat Tour on the Berlin Canals with Dinner

Friday 30th June - Round Table Discussion – Results of the Working Groups and  the Workshop GERES-NET

Morning session 
Moderator: Claudia von Braunmühl

9:30 – 11:00 Reporters of the working groups together with  Representatives of different countries, universities, and NGOs: Sudan, Iran,  Malaysia, Vietnam, Nigeria, Egypt, etc., as well as the Universities of HUB,  FU, TU, Potsdam, Bremen, Bielefeld, Wageningen, etc.  Recommendations and suggestions for  future networking in Gender Studies  and Research  

11:00  Break 

11:30 Round Table Discussion – Planning for the Future:  Next Winter School in Sudan 2007 Chair: Widad Ali (Ahfad University) and Parto Teherani-Krönner (HUB) Evaluation of the conference and recommendations for the organization of the  next winter- or summer school in Sudan in 2007 on the topic of 'Gendered Spaces in National, Regional, and International Organizations'. How to use the networking facilities for curriculum development? How to organize comparative studies in gender research? 
12:30 Press conference Discussion with representatives from different organizations, countries and  actors in Germany, members of the parlament, NGOs, press, and other  organizations involved in issues of gender research and teaching

13.30-14.30 Lunch break

Afternoon session

15:00- 17:00  Visiting a NGO – engaged in gender issues and gender justice 

Saturday 1st of July

Visiting Potsdam or an exhibition in Berlin 


Dr. Parto Teherani-Krönner
Gender Research in Rural Areas at Chair of Gender & Globalization
Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Philippstrasse 13, Haus 12
D-10115 Berlin

Tel. *49-30 - 2093 6120 
Fax. *49-30 - 2093 6141
email:  parto.teherani-kroenner at              
           workshop-geresnet at

Participants fee

120.00 €  or  50 € for persons without funding, 25 € for students