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My name is Lulu Helder and I'm a staff member at the Centre of expertise on
Gender, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism; GEM.
The centre is a division of Utrecht University located in the Netherlands.
We focus on intercultural and gender sensitive education in a changing,
In collaboration with the International Information Centre and Archives for
the Women's Movement (IIAV) we are currently developing a European database
for expertise on gender and ethnicity.
Academics, researchers, students and others interested will be able to
search online for educational methods and perspectives that use gender and
ethnicity as categories of analysis within
The database is 'European' in the sense that the course is offered at an
European university or about a European country.
If you offer a course in which you analyse gender and ethnicity please fill
in your information at our website http://www.iiav.nl/horizons
and you will
be included in the database that we are developing.
Or maybe you can recommend us colleagues who have such expertise.
The primary objective of the database is to supply information to those who
are interested in implementing theories of gender and ethnicity in their
curriculum and who want to know about the developments in their field of
Students can use this information to search for courses relating to gender
and ethnicity among universities.
The secondary objective is to create a platform for experts who already
examine the ways in which ethnicity and gender intersect.
Unfortunately, in Europe it is still rare to find expertise regarding the
intersection of gender and ethnicity within a subject. Often one perspective
for the other and either gender or ethnicity is being analysed.
The network will function as a forum on the internet where those who expand
the horizon of curricula at universities can meet, share information and
For these reasons I kindly ask that you fill in our entry form so that we
may include your information in our database, thereby increasing the
visibility of your expertise, knowledge and experience.
You can find the entry form by clicking on this link:
Or you visit this website by copying the address into your browser.
Please return the form within 3 weeks. I will be happy to answer any
questions you may have. You can e-mail your questions to : horizons@...
Thank you very much for your time and effort,
With kind regards,
GEM develops practical tools for teachers on any educational level and
offers the expertise to develop a pluralistic curriculum, strengthening the
perspective of gender and ethnicity. The interdisciplinary methods of
working as well as the multicultural roots of the GEM team itself mirror the
practical knowledge and experience with different ethnicities. See also :
The IIAV is the national centre of expertise in the Netherlands, providing
information on the position of women and women's studies. The IIAV's
uniqueness and comprehensiveness dates back to 1935. The IIAV preserves the
cultural legacy of women in the past and the present and provides actual
information on the position of women. See also: http://www.iiav.nl/