Study Abroad in Germany!


European History of Women, Gender and Sexuality
July 7 - July 28, 2018
Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

This study abroad program, based in Germany, offers students interested in women’s and gender studies, a unique opportunity to learn about the history of women, gender, and sexuality in a key and diverse European country. The three week program gives students the option of taking either HIST 321 European Women’s History (3 credits) or HIST 449 Women and Fascism (3 credits). Both courses count for the Women’s and Gender Studies minor, the Modern European Studies Minor, and the minor or major in History at JMU.

With our home base at Viadrina University in Frankfurt Oder, Germany, students will receive instruction from JMU faculty and visit sites vital to the study of European history of women, gender and sexuality. The unique location of the university town, part of the former Soviet bloc and on the border with Poland, offers a special opportunity for students to immerse themselves in twentieth-century history of women and gender in Germany. Students will get the foundation for the history in classroom lectures and discussions led by Dr. Davidson. Students will also get the unique experience of visiting sites that form an important part of the history in question. For example, we will travel to Berlin. Outside of Berlin we will visit the former concentration camp, Sachsenhausen and Dresden, location of the Stasi jail museum. We will also visit Prague, Czech Republic for a weekend and a day trip to Leipzig, Germany both sites of peaceful revolutions in 1989. We will also take a possible trip to Gdansk, Poland and visit the former concentration camp, Stutthof.


Jessica Davidson | | History


HIST 321.European Women's History (3)

HIST 449. Women and Fascism (3)

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Published: Friday, October 13, 2017

Last Updated: Friday, October 13, 2017

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