Open lectures and events

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The Centre for Gender Research organises several different types of lectures and events open to the public. On this page you can read more about what is happening at the Centre this term.


Thursday Seminars

The Centre has a seminar series on Thursdays, 13.15–15.00 for all those interested in gender and gender research. The seminars are held at the Centre for Gender Research, Villavägen 6.

The Thursday seminars touch upon several different research areas at the Centre för Gender Research; men and masculinities, body/embodiment, queer theory and the natural sciences are some of the themes, reflecting the breath of research at the Centre. The seminars also aim to create cross-disciplinary meetings between researchers and students. 

Dates for autumn 2019: 
12 September
Dummies of rationality? The crash test women of Ancient Greek drama
Dimitrios Iordanoglou, Senior lecturer, Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University

3 October
Can ‘disability’ be considered as a social division like gender, ethnicity and class? 
Marie Sépulchre, PhD, Department of Sociology, Uppsala University

17 October
Vetenskapliga skämt – om humor och normer inom naturvetenskap
Maria Berge, Associate Professor, Department of Science and Mathematics Education, Umeå University

31 October 
Heritage as a method of change: an example on how to fight against gender-based violence in Tanzania 
Adam Norman and Johanna Ejderstedt, Kalmar County Museum

14 November
The ‘masculine’ modern woman – pushing boundaries in the Swedish popular media of the 1920s
Jenny Ingemarsdotter, PhD in History of Science and Ideas 

5 December
Stranger than other strangers: An imaginary dialogue between Julia Kristeva and Gloria Anzaldúa 
Fanny Söderbäck, Associate Professor of Philosophy, DePaul University, Chicago   


Queer Seminars

The Centre for Gender Research organise Queer seminars open to the public for those interested in queer theory. The seminars are usually held at the Centre for Gender Research, Villavägen 6, 18.00-20.00. See the programme below for more information. 

The Queer seminars are a meeting place for those interested and/or working with the concept of queer in practice, theory or activism. 

No queer seminars this autumn semester.

Gender Lunch

The Centre for Gender Research, in collaboration with Folkuniversitetet, arranges three gender lunches per semester, where researchers from the Centre talk about their research whilst the guests are having lunch.
Please note that the gender lunches are held in Swedish!

Tickets are 100SEK and include a vegetarian lunch and coffee. Tickets must be bought in advance from Folkuniversitetet. 
Buy your ticket here →

15 October
Spelar roll? Hur kön görs i arbetslivet och vilka konsekvenser det får för jämställdheten
Anneli Häyrén, researcher, Centre for Gender Research

5 November
Om blommor och bin: metafor och teknologi i biavel
Jacob Bull, researcher, Centre for Gender Research

3 December
Deltagande, demokrati och digitalisering: barns inflytande i förskolan
Catarina Wahlgren, PhD student, Centre for Gender Research


Feminist City Walk

We want more people to get to know the university-town Uppsala from a feminist perpective. We therefore organise Feminist city walks for anyone interested. The Feminist city walks are free of charge and open for all. 

The purpose of the feminist city walk is to highlight feminist protagonists that have lived and worked in Uppsala, as well as show places that are or have been important to the fight for equality.

Dates autumn 2019:
CANCELLED! 15 September (Swedish)
13 October (English)

Read more about the Feminist city walks here →

Thanks to the Council for Equal Opportunities for making the Feminist city walks possible. 


Gender relay

What is discussed within gender research today? Join us as researchers from the Centre for Gender Research give short presentations of their current work. 

24 September, 18-19.30, Uppsala City Library, Mallas sal

Please note, all presentations will be in Swedish.