Kinship and Gender
This Cross-Cutting Work Group builds upon insights gained during first VISCOM phase and follows the results of two joint VISCOM PhD seminars at the University of Vienna, and the co-editing process of a History & Anthropology special issue. Gender and kinship constitute two intersecting, central dimensions in comparative and transcultural historical analyses. On the one hand, this CWG will reflect the issue along conceptual and methodological lines. On the other hand, it will use these improved analytical tools to focus on a few selected key topics such as marriage patterns (including their implications for status and transactions) and inheritance practices (including their immediate or delayed relevance for women). An international workshop and ensuing publication or thematic issue in a listed peer reviewed journal will summarize and present these findings.