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Time and place: Nov. 3, 2022Nov. 4, 2022, Emory University

This conference brings together an international team of scholars in a collaborative effort to investigate historical bodies in relations of comparisons and negotiations, to engage in dialogue beyond disciplinary boundaries.


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Time and place: June 20, 2022June 22, 2022, University of Oslo

The NORA Conference 2022 will be taking place in Oslo on June 20th-22nd, with the theme "Tensions and Potentials in Nordic Feminist and Gender Research". Visit the conference website for more information. 

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Time and place: Apr. 28, 2022 11:30 AM1:00 PM, Store møtesal, Gaustadalleen 30C (basement)

On April 28, the Centre for Gender Research (STK) will hold a joint academic lunch event together with C-REX – Center for Research on Extremism.

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Time and place: Apr. 5, 2022 8:30 AM9:45 AM, Fafo

Over the last decade, the Kurdish areas in the Middle East have seen several violent conflicts. Hundreds of thousands of Kurds have been uprooted from their homes and areas of origin. This adds a new chapter to an already long history of displacement and migration. In this seminar, we will investigate some of the gendered aspects of these recent migration flows. The seminar will be held in English.

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Time and place: Oct. 27, 2021 1:00 PM2:00 PM, Zoom

The Centre for Gender Research and the FRONT project are hosting the first event in the seminar series Gender Inequality and Precarity in Academia in the European Context. In this webinar, Sevil Sümer will discuss the concept of gendered academic citizenship, focusing particularly on problems experienced by early-career academics, or “transitional” academic citizens.

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Time and place: Apr. 26, 2021 2:00 PM3:00 PM, Zoom

On April 26, Kjersti Fjørtoft (UiT) will give a presentation titled "Martha Nussbaum: Is Justice a Matter of Love?". This is the fifth event in our digital lecture series Perspectives on Love, in which we explore different understandings of the concept of love.

Time and place: Apr. 19, 2021 2:00 PM3:00 PM, Zoom

On April 19, Monica Roland (OsloMet) will give a presentation titled "Love as Seeing: Iris Murdoch and David Velleman on the Nature of Love and Loving". This is the fourth event in our digital lecture series Perspectives on Love, in which we explore different understandings of the concept of love.

Time and place: Apr. 12, 2021 2:00 PM3:00 PM, Zoom

On April 12, guest researcher at STK Kaja Jenssen Rathe will give a presentation titled "Between Erotic Perception and Lived Openness: Merleau-Ponty’s Perspective". This is the third event in our digital lecture series Perspectives on Love, in which we explore different understandings of the concept of love.

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Time and place: Mar. 22, 2021 2:00 PM3:00 PM, Zoom

On March 22nd, guest researcher at STK Helgard Mahrdt will give a presentation titled "Hannah Arendt on Love, Friendship, and Politics". This is the second event in our digital lecture series Perspectives on Love, in which we explore different understandings of the concept of love.

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Time and place: Mar. 8, 2021 2:00 PM3:30 PM, Zoom

This year's International Women's Day seminar at the University of Oslo will explore gendered and intersecting consequences of COVID-19, with particular emphasis on work and migration. Invited speakers, including Professor Beverley Skeggs, will consider the ways in which the pandemic has revealed and reinforced existing inequalities, both in Norway and globally.

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Time and place: Mar. 1, 2021 2:00 PM3:00 PM, Zoom

In the first lecture of STK's new event series Perspectives on Love, Professor Tove Pettersen will consider Simone de Beauvoir’s philosophy of love.

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Time and place: Dec. 7, 2020Dec. 8, 2020, Zoom

This PhD course, offered by the Centre for Gender Research, gives an introduction to Institutional Ethnography (IE). It will explore core concepts of IE, and engage with methodological tools and procedures for exploring organised social interaction.

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Time and place: Nov. 9, 2020 9:00 AM4:00 PM, Online

​The Norwegian national commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (UNSCR 1325) will consider both the major achievements of the past two decades, and the challenges that lie ahead. 

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Time and place: Apr. 27, 2020 1:15 PM4:00 PM, Zoom

Master Solveig Laugerud will defend her dissertation for the degree of PhD: The Legible Rape Victim: How Disciplinary Discourses in the Legal System Create a New Victim Identity.

Link to the zoom stream will be provided here.

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Time: Apr. 27, 2020 10:15 AM11:00 AM

Master Solveig Laugerud will hold a trial lecture on the subject "Situating Norway in the global struggle against sexual violence: comparative perspectives on legal systems, discursive regimes and the role of non-state actors" prior to the public defence of her dissertation.

The trial lecture has been recorded and is available here.

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Time and place: Mar. 9, 2020 9:00 AM11:00 AM, Professorboligen: Stallen

This seminar aims to discuss the impact of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for hidden and vulnerable populations in post-conflict situations. It focuses on women exposed to sexual violence during war and conflict, and children born as a consequence of assault and children born of war.

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Time and place: Mar. 6, 2020 12:15 PM3:45 PM, Professorboligen: Stallen

This year's international women's day seminar explores the complex interdependence between men's movements and antifeminism, between right-wing populism, ethnonationalism and the ultra-conservative anti-gender movements. Invited speakers will shed new light on the attraction of extremist movements, conflicting gender images, as well as potential forms of feminist resistance.

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Time and place: Feb. 28, 2020 3:00 PM6:00 PM, Professorboligen: Stallen

The Centre for Gender Research invites you to book launch seminar connected to Rebecca W. B. Lund and Ann Christin E. Nilsen's most recent book publication Institutional Ethnography in the Nordic Region.

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Time and place: Dec. 6, 2019 12:30 PM4:00 PM, Gaustadalléen 30D: Møterom 420

This seminar includes a public lecture, titled Food-getting, Water-carrying, Waste-picking: Women’s Work and Ecology in World Literature, by Sharae Deckard (University College Dublin). The lecture is followed by a structured roundtable with Treasa De Loughry (University of Exeter), Amy Rushton (Nottingham Trent University), Kate Houlden (Anglia Ruskin University) and Libe García Zarranz (NTNU), and chaired by Sorcha Gunne (STK). 

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Time and place: Dec. 6, 2019 12:30 PM3:00 PM, PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

Launching the Women, Peace and Security Index 2019/2020 - during Oslo Peace Days.

Time and place: Dec. 5, 2019 10:00 AM12:30 PM, PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

This talk will focus on models for studying norm contestation in world society, and then illustrates the model's use with reference to three case studies including fundamental rights, torture prohibition and sexual violence prohibition. The central research question asks: If norms lie in the practice and all practices are normative, whose practices count in global society?

Time and place: Nov. 19, 2019 12:15 PM1:30 PM, Fredrik Holsts hus: room 231

In collaboration with the Institute of Health and Society, the Centre for Gender Research invites you to the seminar Donor Conception and the Unknown Kin: Reconsidering Identity and Family Through Anonymous and Deanonymized Relations with Martin Eggen Moseth.

Time and place: Nov. 6, 2019 3:15 PM5:00 PM, Gaustadalléen 30C: Styrerommet 213

As part of the seminar series Boys, Men and Masculinities (Gutter, menn og maskuliniteter), we invite you to the seminar Dominant Narratives of Masculinities within Educational Contexts with Professor Adam Howard (Colby College). The seminar is organized by the Centre for Gender Research in cooperation with The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (Front2 project on gender balance).

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Time and place: Sep. 26, 2019 2:00 PM5:00 PM, NEMKO: Styrerommet 213 (241)

This seminar focus on Kurdish women's lives and activism, in Kurdistan and in the diaspora. Although Kurdish women's movements have existed in the different regions of Kurdistan for many decades, relatively little attention has been given to their history and dynamics. This seminar brings together three academics who have done research on Kurdish women from three different regions: Minoo Alinia  for Iraq, Nerina Weiss for Turkey, and Wendelmoet Hamelink for Syria. 

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