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PhD. Topics

Institute of History

Criminal offences of women in Bratislava in 1714–1780
PhD. program
Slovak History
Name of the supervisor
Diana Duchoňová, PhD.
Receiving school
Faculty of Arts, Comenius University Bratislava
The aim of the dissertation is the processing of women's criminality in the urban environment of the capital of Hungary, Bratislava. Women's criminality has its own specificities; women were involved in almost the whole spectrum of crimes in the past, and at the same time there were crimes that were closely related to the female world - among them were infanticide or sorcery. A historical-anthropological processing of this issue can outline a new understanding of women's position in the city precisely through accounts of criminal acts. The particularities of Bratislava's urban environment make it possible to trace, for example, female wage labourers or servants. The work will thus also contribute to a much-needed knowledge of women on the margins of society. Requirements: knowledge of Latin, German, English.