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Conferences and Congresses

Conference in Berlin, September 11 and 12, 2021


September 11, 2021:

Day focusing on the Matriarchal Economy


MatriForum Berlin, founded by Martina Engel-Fuerstberger, Andrea Fleckinger, Anna Pixner, and Simone Plaza, has organized a day dedicated to the subject of alternative economies. They are critical of the patriarchal ideology of “growth at all costs,” and the dominant machinery of money. The focus is on alternative economies, derived from the example of matriarchal societies which show us an economy of a better way to live. This contributes to a broader perspective, which is necessary for a paradigm shift.


Among other lecturers, Heide Goettner-Abendroth will speak about the matriarchal economy and a vision of a new society. The aim is to create and maintain a way of life that is free from violence and based on reciprocity and balance. Some aspects of how this might be achieved in practical terms will be outlined.


All presentations will be in German and will be translated into English.


September 12, 2021:

Political Day to celebrate the 80th Birthday of Heide Goettner-Abendroth


The second day of the conference, March 21, 2021, is a political day dedicated to celebrating the 80th birthday of Heide Goettner-Abendroth. Throughout her life, she has researched the egalitarian, peaceable patterns of matriarchal societies worldwide and founded modern Matriarchal Studies through her scholarly work. Based on this, she has formulated a profound critique of the present situation and made political proposals that offer practical solutions to the most pressing problems of today. Her magnum opus has been translated into several languages.  She had led three world congresses on Matriarchal Studies and Matriarchal Politics and lectures in Europe and on other continents.


Some of her colleagues and friends from several countries have been invited to celebrate this day with her. They will speak about their own research as well as the scholarly and political work of Heide Goettner-Abendroth, revealing the inspirations and insights it has given them. The international guest speakers will also comment on the political consequences of Heide’s work.


This invitation has been accepted by: Genevieve Vaughan (USA), Barbara Mann (Iroquois, USA), Joan Marler (USA), Joan Cichon (USA), Kaarina Kailo (Finland), Erella Shadmi (Israel), Lin Daniels (USA), Francesca Rosati Freeman (French Switzerland), Luciana Percovich (Italy), Sandra Capri (Italy), Nicoletta Cocchi (Italy), Luisa Vicinelli (Italy), Mary Condren (Ireland), and Letecia Layson (USA). 


All speeches will be given in English and will be translated into German.


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Conference on Matriarchal Politics, St. Gallen / Switzerland 2011





International Conference, Toronto 2009

A (M)otherworld is Possible: Two Feminist Visions
Matriarchal Studies
The Gift Economy

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The two World Congresses

At two World Congresses, modern Matriarchal Studies and their results were presented to a wider, international public.

The presentations at both Congresses on Matriarchal Studies demonstrate a new research area that has effectively become a socio-cultural science in its own right, and which now emerges as a new paradigm of human history and society.

2nd World Congress on Matriarchal Studies, San Marcos / USA 2005


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1st World Congress on Matriarchal Studies, Luxembourg 2003


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