This workshop originated with the Ravensbrück International Women’s Research Group – FU Berlin, which was founded in the autumn of 1995. The first workshop was held in December 1997 in the House of the Wannsee Conference in Berlin.
To begin with, the meeting was primarily an opportunity for exchange and mutual support between postgraduate students who were writing doctoral theses or researching topics related to the Ravensbrück women’s concentration camp. Since March 2011, the workshops have been carried out with the support of the Ravensbrück Memorial.
Over the years, they have developed into an opportunity for exchange between Memorial employees, scholars, and representatives of survivors’ associations who are working in various areas associated with the history of the Ravensbrück concentration camp.
The 29th Ravensbrück Research Workshop on ‘Camp history and gender in popular representations of history’ took place on 3 and 4 November 2017.