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
|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
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|
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
Rauna Kuokkanen, University of Toronto, Canada: Post-State Indigenous Feminist Sovereignties
|11:00-12:30||Parallel Sessions||Árnagarður / Oddi /|
Lunch and Poster Presentations
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
Kim TallBear, University of Alberta, Canada: Tipi Confessions and the RELAB: Decolonizing Indigenous Sexualities, and Research-Creation
|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 /|
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
Snjólaug Lúðvíksdóttir, Feminist Stand-up Comedian