Dr Maud Bracke

  • Senior Lecturer (History)

telephone: 01413305908
email: Maud.Bracke@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

I am a historian of 20th-century social, gender and political history of Europe. I was educated in my native Belgium and Italy, and have worked also in The Netherlands, France and the UK. 

I started my career studying West European communism during the Cold War period, specifically the impact of the Czechoslovak crisis of 1968 on the Italian and French communist parties. This was published as a monograph, and I have authored articles in leading international journals on aspects of communist history, history of the European left, political and social mobilisation around ‘1968’ in Western and Eastern Europe, and collective memory of World War Two. Since 2010 I have turned my attention to women’s and gender history, resulting in a monograph on Italian feminism (2014, Routledge; Italian translation 2019), and numerous articles in leading journals and edited collections. My work has appeared in five languages.Women and the Reinvention of the Political

I have edited special issues on transnational social activism in Eastern and Western Europe (Contemporary European History) and on Translating Feminism (Gender & History). The latter formed part of a Leverhulme Trust-funded project of which I was the Principal Investigator in 2016-2018: ‘Translating Feminism: Transfer, Transgression, Transformation (1945-1990)’. 
I have led and collaborated on research projects funded by the AHRC, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the British Academy.

I am currently working on a major book project charting the rise of notions of reproductive rights in post-1945 Europe (West and East) in a global perspective.


Grants

  • British Academy small research grant, 2007 
  • British Academy small research grant, 2009 
  • Royal Society of Edinburgh, European Visiting Research Fellowship, 2013
  • AHRC Network Grant, ‘women, Work and Value, 1945-2015’ (Co-I), 2014-5
  • Leverhulme International Network Grant on 'Translating Feminism: Transfer, Transgression, Transformation (ca 1960-1990)':
    • Principal Investigator: Dr Maud Anne Bracke (School of Humanities)
    • Co-investigator: Dr Penelope Morris (School of Modern Languages)
    • Start date: 4 January 2016
    • Length of award: 30 months
    • Amount awarded: £108,509

Supervision

Current PhD projects:

  • Hannah Yoken: Transnational dimensions of Nordic feminism
  • Sonja Ruottonen: Parenthood and migration in Finland
  • Ferruccio Quercetti: Punk in 1970s-80s Italy

I have supervised 8 PhDs to successful completion, among which:

  • Women and workplace activism in the UK, 1960s-80s (Jonathan Moss)
  • The Women’s Liberation Movement in Britain and the question of class (Emily Flaherty) 
  • Narratives of victims of terrorism in Italy (Emily Ryder) 
  • Bolshevik women and the question of ‘emancipation’ in Central Asia (Anne McShane)
  • The West German radical left following 1968 (Matthias Dapprich)
  • Spanish trade unions in the 1920s-30s (Thomas Corkett)

I am interested in supervising in the following areas:

  • European social and political history 20th century
  • European communism, the European left 
  • Feminism and gender history 
  • Women and work 
  • 1968 and its aftermath 
  • Transnational and comparative approaches 
  • Oral history

Teaching

Postgraduate:

  • Gender, Culture and Text (MSc Gender History)
  • Gender, Politics and Power (MSc gender History)
  • Social Theory and Social History
  • Revolution, War and the Left in European history, 1789-1989

Honours:

• Special Subject: 'Demanding the impossible? European Societies in the 1960s'
• European Communism in the 20th Century
• The Cultural and Social History of the Cold War
• The Left and the Nation in Europe, 19-20th Cent.

Pre-Honours:

• History 2B: ‘People, Ideas and Things: The making of modern Societies 1500-2000’ 


Additional Information

  • PhD (2004) at the European University Institute, Florence; EUI Prize for best comparative historical PhD, 2005
  • Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and of the Higher Education Academy
  • Expert reviewer for the European Research Council (ERC)
  • Member of Peer Review College, AHRC;
  • Peer-reviewer of senior research proposals for the Czech Science Foundation, FWO-Vlaanderen (Belgium), and Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (France)
  • External examiner for doctorates: EUI Florence, Aarhus, Barcelona, St Andrews, Queen Mary, University of London, among others
  • External examiner for undergraduate programme SEESS-UCL (2009-2012)
  • Visiting Researcher at European University Institute, Florence (2007, 2009) and at Centre d'Histoire, Sciences Po, Paris (2014)
  • Core member of the European network ‘Les mouvements féministes et leurs périodiques’ (funded by CNRS France (AAPG ANR 2018)
  • Invited speaking engagements (selection): Keynote lectures at University Edinburgh, UC Dublin, Warwick; invited lectures at SAIS Bologna, Paris VIII (Saint Denis), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Potsdam University, Universita' di Roma-I La Sapienza, Charles University Prague, University of Oxford
  • Former Panel Member, Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities (2015-18)
  • Editor of the leading and ground-breaking journal Gender & History (since 2015)
  • Co-Director of the Centre for Gender History at Glasgow University (since 2018)
  • Research Convenor for History (since 2017)
  • Co-founder of the Equality and Diversity Committee in History (2019-)
  • Former member of the board of directors of Glasgow Women’s Library 
  • https://glasgow.academia.edu/MaudAnneBracke

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2003 | 2002 | 1998
Number of items: 35.

2019

Bracke, M. A. (2019) La nuova politica delle donne: Il femminismo in Italia (1968-1983). Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura: Rome. (In Press)

Bracke, M. A. (2019) Work equality, feminism, and de-industrialisation: the case of women workers at Fiat (Italy, 1960s-80s). Contemporary European History, (Accepted for Publication)

2018

Bracke, M. A. (2018) "Women’s 1968 Is Not Yet Over”: the capture of speech and the gendering of 1968 in Europe. American Historical Review, 123(3), pp. 753-757. (doi:10.1093/ahr/123.3.753)

Bracke, M., Morris, P. and Ryder, E. (2018) Introduction. Translating feminism: transfer, transgression, transformation (1950s–1980s). Gender and History, 30(1), pp. 214-225. (doi:10.1111/1468-0424.12358)

Bracke, M., Morris, P. and Ryder, E. (2018) Translating Feminism Forum [Guest Editors]. Gender and History, 30(1), pp. 214-285.

2017

Bracke, M. A. (2017) Feminism, the State, and the centrality of reproduction: abortion struggles in 1970s Italy. Social History, 42(4), pp. 524-546. (doi:10.1080/03071022.2017.1368234)

2016

Airlie, S., Bracke, M. A. and Elliot, R. (2016) Editorial. Gender and History, 28(2), pp. 275-282. (doi:10.1111/1468-0424.12205)

2015

Bracke, M. and Mark, J. [g. e.] (2015) The Limits of Transnationalism (Special Issue). Journal of Contemporary History, 50(3),

Bracke, M. A. (2015) Our bodies, ourselves: the transnational connections of 1970s Italian and Roman feminism. Journal of Contemporary History, 50(3), pp. 560-580. (doi:10.1177/0022009414552869)

Bracke, M. A. and Mark, J. (2015) Between decolonization and the Cold War: transnational activism and its limits in Europe, 1950s-90s. Journal of Contemporary History, 50(3), pp. 403-417. (doi:10.1177/0022009415569815)

2014

Bracke, M.A. (2014) 1968. In: Smith, S.A. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the History of Communism. Series: Oxford Handbooks in History. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 156-170. ISBN 9780199602056

Bracke, M. A. (2014) Women and the Re-Invention of the Political: Feminism in Italy (1968-1983). Series: Routledge Research in Gender and History. Routledge: New York, NY. ISBN 9780415734028

2013

Bracke, M.A. (2013) Between the transnational and the local: mapping the trajectories and contexts of the Wages for Housework campaign in 1970s Italian feminism. Women's History Review, 22(4), pp. 625-642. (doi:10.1080/09612025.2012.751771)

2012

Bracke, M. A. (2012) One-dimensional conflict? Recent scholarship on 1968 and the limits of the generation concept. Journal of Contemporary History, 47(3), pp. 638-646. (doi:10.1177/0022009412441755)

Bracke, M. (2012) One-dimensional conflict? Recent scholarship on 1968 and the limitations of the generation concept. Journal of Contemporary History, 47, pp. 638-646. (doi:10.1177/0022009412441755)

Bracke, M. (2012) Building a 'counter-community of emotions': feminist encounters and socio-cultural difference in 1970s Turin. Modern Italy, 17(2), pp. 223-236. (doi:10.1080/13532944.2012.665283)

2011

Bracke, M.A. (2011) From politics to nostalgia: the transformation of war memories in France during the 1960-1970s. European History Quarterly, 41(1), pp. 5-24. (doi:10.1177/0265691410386423)

Bracke, M. (2011) Competing utopias? The Partito Comunista Italiano between national, European and global allegiances (1960s-1970s). In: Lynch, F., Guirao, F. and Ramirez-Perez, S. (eds.) Alan S. Milward in a Century of European Change. Series: Routledge studies in modern European history. Routledge: London, UK. ISBN 9780415878531

Bracke, M. (2011) The Parti Communiste Français in May 1968: the impossible revolution? In: Klimke, M., Pekelder, J. and Scharloth, J. (eds.) Between the Prague Spring and the French May: Opposition and Revolt in Europe, 1960-1980. Series: Protest, culture, and society (7). Berghahn Books: New York, USA. ISBN 9780857451064

Bracke, M. (2011) They find themselves in terra incognita: connections and disjunctions between the Prague Spring and the French May. In: Sedivy, I., Nemecek, J., Kocian, J. and Tuma, O. (eds.) 1968: Ceske Krizovatky Evropskych Dejin. USD: Prague, pp. 207-219.

2009

Agosti, A., Abse, T., Andrews, G., Bracke, M., Levy, C. and Risso, L. (2009) A man between two worlds? Palmiro Togliatti and the Italian Communist Party: Roundtable discussion. Twentieth-Century Communism: A Journal of International History, 1(1),

Bracke, M. A. (2009) May 1968 and Algerian immigrants in France: trajectories of mobilization and encounter. In: Bhambra, G. K. and Demir, I. (eds.) 1968 in Retrospect : History, Theory, Alterity. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 115-130. ISBN 9780230229327

2008

Bracke, M. (2008) Anti-Americanism. In: Tucker, S. (ed.) Encyclopedia of the Cold War: A Political, Social, and Military History. ABC-CLIO: Santa Barbara, USA. ISBN 9781851097012

Bracke, M. (2008) El fin del comunismo reformado. El Partito Comunista Frances y la crisis Checoslovaca de 1968. In: Pala, G. and Nencioni, T. (eds.) El Inicio del Fin del Mito Soviético. Los Comunistas Occidentales ante la Primavera de Praga. El Viejo Topo: Barcelona. ISBN 9788496831780

Bracke, M. (2008) French responses to the Prague Spring: connections, (mis)perception and appropriation. Europe-Asia Studies, 60(10), pp. 1735-1747. (doi:10.1080/09668130802434331)

Bracke, M. (2008) Protest movements in the Cold War. In: Tucker, S. (ed.) Encyclopedia of the Cold War: A Political, Social, and Military History. ABC-CLIO: Santa Barbara, USA. ISBN 9781851097012

Bracke, M. (2008) Quale Socialismo, Quale Distensione? Il Comunismo Europeo e la Crisi Cecoslovacca del 1968. Carocci: Rome, Italy. ISBN 9788843050994

Bracke, M. (2008) Waldeck Rochet. In: Tucker, S. (ed.) Encyclopedia of the Cold War: A Political, Social, and Military History. ABC-CLIO: Santa Barbara, USA. ISBN 9781851097012

2007

Bracke, M. (2007) From the Atlantic to the Urals? French and Italian communism and the question of Europe in the long 1960s. Journal of European Integration History, 14(2),

Bracke, M.A. (2007) Which Socialism? Whose Detente? West European Communism and the Czechoslovak Crisis of 1968. Central European University Press: New York. ISBN 9789637326943

2003

Bracke, M.A. (2003) The 1968 Czechoslovak crisis: reconsidering its history and politics. Contemporary European History, 12(3), pp. 373-383. (doi:10.1017/S0960777303001292)

Bracke, M. (2003) What can the Left learn from 1968? The Czechoslovak crisis, the Left in Western Europe, revolution and reform. Soundings: A Journal of Politics and Culture, 23, pp. 148-156.

2002

Bracke, M. and Jorgensen, T.E. (2002) West European Communism after Stalinism: Comparative Approaches. European University Institute Press.

1998

Bracke, M. (1998) De publieke functie van de koning onder Boudewijn. In: Memoriaal Koning Boudewijn, (ed.) Boudewijn, Zijn Tijd en Leven. Lannoo: Brussels, Belgium.

Bracke, M. (1998) Het persoonlijke leven van de koning. In: Memoriaal Koning Boudewijn, (ed.) Boudewijn, Zijn Tijd en Leven. Lannoo: Brussels, Belgium.

This list was generated on Sun May 26 10:48:16 2019 BST.
Number of items: 35.

Articles

Bracke, M. A. (2019) Work equality, feminism, and de-industrialisation: the case of women workers at Fiat (Italy, 1960s-80s). Contemporary European History, (Accepted for Publication)

Bracke, M. A. (2018) "Women’s 1968 Is Not Yet Over”: the capture of speech and the gendering of 1968 in Europe. American Historical Review, 123(3), pp. 753-757. (doi:10.1093/ahr/123.3.753)

Bracke, M., Morris, P. and Ryder, E. (2018) Introduction. Translating feminism: transfer, transgression, transformation (1950s–1980s). Gender and History, 30(1), pp. 214-225. (doi:10.1111/1468-0424.12358)

Bracke, M., Morris, P. and Ryder, E. (2018) Translating Feminism Forum [Guest Editors]. Gender and History, 30(1), pp. 214-285.

Bracke, M. A. (2017) Feminism, the State, and the centrality of reproduction: abortion struggles in 1970s Italy. Social History, 42(4), pp. 524-546. (doi:10.1080/03071022.2017.1368234)

Airlie, S., Bracke, M. A. and Elliot, R. (2016) Editorial. Gender and History, 28(2), pp. 275-282. (doi:10.1111/1468-0424.12205)

Bracke, M. and Mark, J. [g. e.] (2015) The Limits of Transnationalism (Special Issue). Journal of Contemporary History, 50(3),

Bracke, M. A. (2015) Our bodies, ourselves: the transnational connections of 1970s Italian and Roman feminism. Journal of Contemporary History, 50(3), pp. 560-580. (doi:10.1177/0022009414552869)

Bracke, M. A. and Mark, J. (2015) Between decolonization and the Cold War: transnational activism and its limits in Europe, 1950s-90s. Journal of Contemporary History, 50(3), pp. 403-417. (doi:10.1177/0022009415569815)

Bracke, M.A. (2013) Between the transnational and the local: mapping the trajectories and contexts of the Wages for Housework campaign in 1970s Italian feminism. Women's History Review, 22(4), pp. 625-642. (doi:10.1080/09612025.2012.751771)

Bracke, M. A. (2012) One-dimensional conflict? Recent scholarship on 1968 and the limits of the generation concept. Journal of Contemporary History, 47(3), pp. 638-646. (doi:10.1177/0022009412441755)

Bracke, M. (2012) One-dimensional conflict? Recent scholarship on 1968 and the limitations of the generation concept. Journal of Contemporary History, 47, pp. 638-646. (doi:10.1177/0022009412441755)

Bracke, M. (2012) Building a 'counter-community of emotions': feminist encounters and socio-cultural difference in 1970s Turin. Modern Italy, 17(2), pp. 223-236. (doi:10.1080/13532944.2012.665283)

Bracke, M.A. (2011) From politics to nostalgia: the transformation of war memories in France during the 1960-1970s. European History Quarterly, 41(1), pp. 5-24. (doi:10.1177/0265691410386423)

Agosti, A., Abse, T., Andrews, G., Bracke, M., Levy, C. and Risso, L. (2009) A man between two worlds? Palmiro Togliatti and the Italian Communist Party: Roundtable discussion. Twentieth-Century Communism: A Journal of International History, 1(1),

Bracke, M. (2008) French responses to the Prague Spring: connections, (mis)perception and appropriation. Europe-Asia Studies, 60(10), pp. 1735-1747. (doi:10.1080/09668130802434331)

Bracke, M. (2007) From the Atlantic to the Urals? French and Italian communism and the question of Europe in the long 1960s. Journal of European Integration History, 14(2),

Bracke, M.A. (2003) The 1968 Czechoslovak crisis: reconsidering its history and politics. Contemporary European History, 12(3), pp. 373-383. (doi:10.1017/S0960777303001292)

Bracke, M. (2003) What can the Left learn from 1968? The Czechoslovak crisis, the Left in Western Europe, revolution and reform. Soundings: A Journal of Politics and Culture, 23, pp. 148-156.

Books

Bracke, M. A. (2019) La nuova politica delle donne: Il femminismo in Italia (1968-1983). Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura: Rome. (In Press)

Bracke, M. A. (2014) Women and the Re-Invention of the Political: Feminism in Italy (1968-1983). Series: Routledge Research in Gender and History. Routledge: New York, NY. ISBN 9780415734028

Bracke, M. (2008) Quale Socialismo, Quale Distensione? Il Comunismo Europeo e la Crisi Cecoslovacca del 1968. Carocci: Rome, Italy. ISBN 9788843050994

Bracke, M.A. (2007) Which Socialism? Whose Detente? West European Communism and the Czechoslovak Crisis of 1968. Central European University Press: New York. ISBN 9789637326943

Bracke, M. and Jorgensen, T.E. (2002) West European Communism after Stalinism: Comparative Approaches. European University Institute Press.

Book Sections

Bracke, M.A. (2014) 1968. In: Smith, S.A. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the History of Communism. Series: Oxford Handbooks in History. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 156-170. ISBN 9780199602056

Bracke, M. (2011) Competing utopias? The Partito Comunista Italiano between national, European and global allegiances (1960s-1970s). In: Lynch, F., Guirao, F. and Ramirez-Perez, S. (eds.) Alan S. Milward in a Century of European Change. Series: Routledge studies in modern European history. Routledge: London, UK. ISBN 9780415878531

Bracke, M. (2011) The Parti Communiste Français in May 1968: the impossible revolution? In: Klimke, M., Pekelder, J. and Scharloth, J. (eds.) Between the Prague Spring and the French May: Opposition and Revolt in Europe, 1960-1980. Series: Protest, culture, and society (7). Berghahn Books: New York, USA. ISBN 9780857451064

Bracke, M. (2011) They find themselves in terra incognita: connections and disjunctions between the Prague Spring and the French May. In: Sedivy, I., Nemecek, J., Kocian, J. and Tuma, O. (eds.) 1968: Ceske Krizovatky Evropskych Dejin. USD: Prague, pp. 207-219.

Bracke, M. A. (2009) May 1968 and Algerian immigrants in France: trajectories of mobilization and encounter. In: Bhambra, G. K. and Demir, I. (eds.) 1968 in Retrospect : History, Theory, Alterity. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 115-130. ISBN 9780230229327

Bracke, M. (2008) Anti-Americanism. In: Tucker, S. (ed.) Encyclopedia of the Cold War: A Political, Social, and Military History. ABC-CLIO: Santa Barbara, USA. ISBN 9781851097012

Bracke, M. (2008) El fin del comunismo reformado. El Partito Comunista Frances y la crisis Checoslovaca de 1968. In: Pala, G. and Nencioni, T. (eds.) El Inicio del Fin del Mito Soviético. Los Comunistas Occidentales ante la Primavera de Praga. El Viejo Topo: Barcelona. ISBN 9788496831780

Bracke, M. (2008) Protest movements in the Cold War. In: Tucker, S. (ed.) Encyclopedia of the Cold War: A Political, Social, and Military History. ABC-CLIO: Santa Barbara, USA. ISBN 9781851097012

Bracke, M. (2008) Waldeck Rochet. In: Tucker, S. (ed.) Encyclopedia of the Cold War: A Political, Social, and Military History. ABC-CLIO: Santa Barbara, USA. ISBN 9781851097012

Bracke, M. (1998) De publieke functie van de koning onder Boudewijn. In: Memoriaal Koning Boudewijn, (ed.) Boudewijn, Zijn Tijd en Leven. Lannoo: Brussels, Belgium.

Bracke, M. (1998) Het persoonlijke leven van de koning. In: Memoriaal Koning Boudewijn, (ed.) Boudewijn, Zijn Tijd en Leven. Lannoo: Brussels, Belgium.

This list was generated on Sun May 26 10:48:16 2019 BST.