Aalborg University took the temperature of feminism in the Nordic countries

Aalborg University took the temperature of feminism in the Nordic countries

​With the workshop "Diversity and tensions in Nordic feminist mobilization" the Research Network Future of Feminisms in the Nordic Region focused on current development in feminist mobilization, feminist movements, identity and feminist activism.

A large number of current issues were on the agenda of the workshop "Diversity and Tensions in Nordic feminist Mobilization", which took place 26th-28th August at Aalborg University Copenhagen.

- The special thing about this workshop is that not only researchers with presentations participate. A mix of old and young activists share their experiences with feminist mobilization and their expectations and hopes for the future. We are very pleased to have gained such a group of interesting participants from the Nordic countries, and having them join the memory and futures workshops, says Associate Professor Pauline Stoltz, coordinator of The Future of Feminisms in the Nordic Region Network.

First keynote speaker at the workshop was Dr. Elizabeth Evans of the University of Bristol, researcher of gender and politics, including feminist activism and issues of women's representation. In her presentation "Sisters, Sluts and Solidarity: Feminist Activism in the US and UK" she referred to the latest controversy in feminist activism based on extensive fieldwork around feminist activists in the United States and Britain.

The event's second keynote speaker, Elisabeth Eide, a professor of journalism at Oslo and Akershus University College, is a media researcher with great interest in how gender, climate and war are presented in the media. In her presentation she told about her experience of organizing the big women's conference Nordisk Forum Oslo in 1988 and being editor of the conference's daily journal, and what impact it has had on feminism in the years after.

The workshop is part of a two-year project (2016-2017) The Future of Feminisms in the Nordic Region, which will result in new knowledge about the key challenges that feminist movements are facing, and how to deal with these challenges. The purpose of this and future workshops is to bring together researchers and stakeholders who will contribute to new and sustainable networks.
 

Further information

  • Pauline Stoltz, Associate Professor at Department of Culture and Global Studies, project coordinator of FFNN, tel. +45 9940 8423, stoltz@cgs.aau.dk  
  • The workshop "Diversity and tensions in Nordic feminist mobilization" took place 26th-28th August at Aalborg University Copenhagen, A. C. Meyers Vænge 15, 2450 Copenhagen SV. Read more about the event here
  • More about The Future of Feminisms in the Nordic Region Network (FFNN): www.future-feminisms.aau.dk.