NORA ráðstefna

NORA 2019 Conference

The NORA conference 2019, on critical feminist cross-disciplinary research and activities relying on contemporary and/or historical perspectives, focuses on the theme of material and symbolic borders in a period of nationalist revival, putting forward questions on the return to territoriality; the construction of new political, cultural and social boundaries; the shaping of border regimes gendering relations; the boundaries affecting work for social justice and equality as well as intersectional, gender, queer and feminist research and how feminist resistance be can organized against paternalistic modes that reinstate and reinforce relations of inequality.

Conference Keynote speakers are:
Diana Mulinari, Professor at Department of Gender Studies University of Lund, Sweden.
Miriam Ticktin, Associate Professor of Anthropology at The New School for Social Research.
Rauna Kuokkanen, Sápmi, Research Professor of Arctic Indigenous Studies at the University of Lapland, Finland.
Madina Tlostanova (Lostan), Linköping University, Sweden, is a decolonial thinker and writer, currently chaired professor of postcolonial feminisms at the Gender Studies Unit of the Department of Thematic Studies (TEMA), Linköping University.
Kim TallBear, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta, and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Techno-science, and Environment, is an enrolled member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate in South Dakota and also descended from the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma.


Programme in PDF

The full version of the programme is available here. The short programme is available here and below.
The programme is subject minor changes and modifications.


Wednesday 22 May

Time Event Venue
8:00-10:00 Registration and Coffee Háskólabíó

Welcome Remarks: Jón Atli Benediktsson, Rector of the University of Iceland

Opening  Address: Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland

Musical Performance: Reykjavíkurdætur (Daughters of Reykjavík)

Conference Overview: Irma Erlingsdóttir, Director of RIKK/GEST, and Hilde Danielsen, Chair of the Board of NORA


Diana Mulinari, University of Lund, Sweden: Feminist Visions in Troubled Times

Miriam Ticktin, New School for Social Research, NY, USA: Beyond Innocence: Feminism and the Commons.

12:30-13:30 Lunch Súlnasalur, Hotel Radisson Blu Saga
13:30-15:00 Parallel Sessions Árnagarður / Oddi
15:00-15:15 Coffee break Árnagarður / Oddi
15:15-17:15 Parallel Sessions





Gerdur Kristny, Award-winning poet and novelist, reads from her book Bloodhoof (Ice. Blóðhófnir)


The Barbara Choir. Conductor: Hilmar Örn Agnarsson “Mind travel

Súlnasalur, Hotel Radisson Blu Saga

Thursday 23 May

Time Event Venue

Madina Tlostanova, Linkoping University, Sweden: Decoloniality, Border Thinking and Feminism in the Futureless World

Rauna Kuokkanen, University of Toronto, Canada: Post-State Indigenous Feminist Sovereignties

10.45-11.00 Coffee break Háskólabíó
11:00-12:30 Parallel Sessions Árnagarður / Oddi /

Lunch and Poster Presentations
The Nora Journal – Meet the editors of NORA. Moderator: Tiina Suopajärvi (TAU)

Swedish KvinnSam – National Resource Library for Gender Studies. Moderator: Linda Börjesson & Sanna Hellgren

Súlnasalur, Hotel Radisson Blu Saga
13:30-15:00 Parallel Sessions Árnagarður / Oddi /
15:00-15:15 Coffee break Árnagarður / Oddi /
15:15-17:15 Parallel Sessions Árnagarður / Oddi /

Friday 24 May

Time Event Venue
9.00-10.00 Keynote
Kim TallBear, University of Alberta, Canada: Tipi Confessions and the RELAB: Decolonizing Indigenous Sexualities, and Research-Creation
10.00-10.15 Coffee break Háskólabíó
10:15-12:15 Parallel Sessions Árnagarður / Oddi /
12:15-13:15 Lunch Súlnasalur, Hotel Radisson Blu Saga
13:15-15:15 Parallel Sessions Árnagarður / Oddi /
15:15-15:30 Coffee break Árnagarður / Oddi /

Closing Session
Irma Erlingsdóttir (Chair), Associate Professor and Director University of Iceland

Christine M. Jacobsen, Professor and Director of Centre for Women’s and Gender Research, University of Bergen

Jeff Hearn, Professor, Örebro University; University of Huddersfield; Emeritus, Hanken School of Economics

Marianne Liljeström, Professor, University of Turku

Tamara Shefer, Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies

Wanelisa Xaba, PhD candidate, University of the Western Cape

16:30-17:00 Cultural Event
Snjólaug Lúðvíksdóttir, Feminist Stand-up Comedian
17:00-19:00 Reception Háskólabíó