GAIN Gender and Agency Lecture von Joanna Rostek: Making Women Economists Visible: A Transdisciplinary Approach

Dienstag, 13. Juni 2023, 18.15-19.45 Uhr

Helene Richter Saal, Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Campus der Universität Wien, Hof 8.3, Spitalgasse 2-4, 1090 Wien

Die Forschungsplattform GAIN - Gender: Ambivalent In_Visibilities veranstaltet am 13. Juni wieder eine GAIN Gender & Agency Lecture, die zugleich auch die Gastvorlesung der Käthe Leichter Professorin im Sommersemester 2023 ist.


The standard history of Western economic thought is curiously devoid of female figures, creating the impression that women have not made any significant contributions to how we think about the economy and its study. In my talk, I will make visible the place of English women in the history of (Anglophone) economic thought, focusing on the decades between 1770 and 1830, which are traditionally seen as the ‘birth’ of modern economics. I will argue that contrary to popular perception, women thinkers were developing original thoughts on the economy, often bringing in a gendered perspective that resonates with economic and feminist concerns of the 21st century. I will use a transdisciplinary approach, which combines literary studies, cultural studies, gender studies, and feminist economics, to argue that (re)discovering forgotten women economists not only enhances our historical knowledge, but also has consequences for economic discourse and practice today.


Die Veranstaltung findet in Kooperation mit dem Gender-Ausschuss der Kulturwissenschaftlichen Fakultäten und dem Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik der Universität Wien statt.