Lecture series "Linie 4" continues
The lecture's topic engaged lots of visitor's interest. Photo by Thomas Abel
On Tuesday, 7 November, the historian Theresa Hornischer held a lecture on the subject of Women against her fatherland France (1918-1939). The lecture was the second part of the open series Linie 4, which aims for a dialogue between historical and sociological research and a wider public. Theresa Hornischer's lecture was about intellectual women in France in the interwar period with special focus on Léo Wanner.
With courage against their fatherland France
As a member of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom she engaged for peace and emancipation. As an intellectual traveller and writer she critized her fatherland France for social problems in the French colonies. Theresa Hornischer drew a precise picture of Léo Wanner: how she discussed the topics peace, freedom and equality and furthermore how she faced up to the problems of other ethnies and minorities.
Additionally, Theresa Hornischer described Wanner a a fighter for the emancipation of women and children's rights. Because the topics which Léo Wanner dealt with in the 1920’s and 1930’s are still relevant today, she can be seen as a role model.
After the lecture, the visitors had the opportunity for questions and to discuss with the historian.
Persecution and recommencement
The next lecture of the open lecture series will be on Tuesday, 21 November, to the topic: Persecution and recommencement: Yezidi women in Germany. The next lecturer will be the sociologist Carla Thiele.
For further information about the open lecture series and the programme please see:
uni.aktuell (in German)
Interview with Theresa Hornischer at campus radio station Hertz 87.9(in German)
Interview with Marcus Carrier at campus radio station Hertz 87.9 (in German)
#Campusminute with Theresa Hornischer (in German)
Text: Carla Thiele, Translation: Andreas Hermwille