Antwerp, Belgium

Feminism and Motherhood

when 5 February 2024 - 9 February 2024
language English
duration 1 week
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 250

The winter school on Feminism and Motherhood will reflect on the complicated but philosophically rich relation between feminism and motherhood. While famous second-wave feminists like Simone de Beauvoir publicly opposed motherhood, and many contemporary feminists still find it difficult to reconcile motherhood with their feminist convictions, other strands of feminism like black feminism have always pointed out the feminist potential of the experience of mothering. Rather than spelling out the complicated relation between feminism and motherhood directly, we will explore it through the topic of polymaternalism.

Course leader

The winter school is organised by Joke Struyf and Katrien Schaubroeck (Philosophy Department, University of Antwerp).

Target group

Ma-students, Masters and PhD-students interested in the topics discussed. We aim for an international and interdisciplinary audience.

Credits info

6 EC
Students need to attend the scheduled course contact hours, perform satisfactorily in the continuous assessment task of the course (including drafting a short design for the research paper) and complete the final assessment task (an individual research paper due March 30) in order to qualify for a certificate of completion.

Fee info

EUR 250: Non-UAntwerp students
EUR 200: UAntwerp students


Scholarship for University of Antwerp students