Histories of Sexualities, Gender Diversity, and Queer in the Nordic and Baltic Region 2021

Watch the recordings of two conference keynotes here.

The recordings include the keynote panel discussion chaired by Senior Lecturer Tuula Juvonen (Tampere University) with panelists Associate Professor Andrés Brink Pinto (Lund University), Professor Tone Hellesund (University of Bergen) and Senior Researcher In­eta Lipša (University of Latvia), and the keynote lecture by Postdoctoral Researcher Julian Honkasalo (University of Helsinki).

The interdisciplinary His­tor­ies of Sexu­al­it­ies, Gender Di­versity, and Queer in the Nordic and Baltic Re­gion conference, on 25-26 October 2021, brought together scholars working on the histories of sexualities, gender diversity and queer in the Nordic and Baltic countries. While open for the different forms of sexualities and gender diversity in the past, the conference also commemorated the fifty years that have passed since the decriminalization of homosexuality in Finland in 1971. The conference was organized by Discipline of Political history and INEQ (University of Helsinki), Discipline of Gender Studies (University of Helsinki), SQS – Society of Queer Studies in Finland, and Sexuality & Democracy research project (Kone Foundation / University of Helsinki). The conference is supported by Kansan Sivistysrahasto.

Conference keynotes

Conference keynote panel discussion: The histories of homosexualities in the Nordic and Baltic countries

Histories of Sexualities, Gender Diversity, and Queer in the Nordic and Baltic Region conference 2021. Keynote panel discussion chaired by Senior Lecturer Tuula Juvonen (Tampere University) with panelists Associate Professor Andrés Brink Pinto (Lund University), Professor Tone Hellesund (University of Bergen) and Senior Researcher In­eta Lipša (University of Latvia), on October 25, 2021.

Conference keynote by Julian Honkasalo: Desiring gender: care as a radical political concept in 1960s Nordic trans activism

Histories of Sexualities, Gender Diversity, and Queer in the Nordic and Baltic Region conference 2021. Keynote by Postdoctoral Researcher Julian Honkasalo (University of Helsinki): Desiring gender: care as a radical political concept in 1960s Nordic trans activism, on October 26, 2021.