The 2019 NORA – Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research – conference on critical feminist cross-disciplinary research and activities relying on contemporary and/or historical perspectives is held at the University of Iceland, 22-24 May. It focuses on the theme of material and symbolic borders in a period of nationalist revival. What explains the return to territoriality? What kind of political, cultural, and social boundaries are being constructed or reproduced? How are border regimes in the present and the past shaping and gendering relations? How are new or redefined boundaries affecting work for social justice and equality as well as intersectional, gender, queer and feminist research? And how can feminist resistance be organized against paternalistic modes that reinstate and reinforce relations of inequality?

The conference is co-hosted by RIKK – Institute for Gender, Equality and Difference, the EDDA Research Center and the United Nations University Gender Studies and Training Programme at the University of Iceland.

The conference is sponsored by the Icelandic Ministry of Welfare and NIKK – The Nordic Council of Ministers’ gender equality fund.

Email: NORAgender@hi.is  –  Web: https://conference.hi.is/nora/  –  https://www.facebook.com/NORAconference2019/.

Abstract submission: https://conference.hi.is/nora/abstract_submission/.

Key Concepts:

Nationalism, Populism, Borders, Boundaries, Feminist Critique, Gender Equality, Decolonialisation, Decoloniality, Humanimalism, Intersectionality, Indigenism, Exceptionalism, Adaptability, Migration, Bodies, Territoriality, Masculinities, Sexualities, Race, Racism, Resistance.

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Kim TallBear, Associate Professor, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience, and Environment

Madina Tlostanova (Lostan), Professor of postcolonial feminisms, Department of Thematic Studies/Gender Studies Unit, Linkoping University

Miriam Ticktin, Associate Professor and Chair of Anthropology at The New School for Social Research

Rauna Kuokkanen, Sápmi. Professor, Arctic Indigenous Politics, University of Lapland and Associate Professor, Political Science & Indigenous Studies, University of Toronto

The preliminary program will be announced on 31 January 2019.

Conference venue: The University of Iceland.

Host organizations at the University of Iceland: RIKK, Institute for Gender, Equality and Difference (organizer) will host the event in collaboration with UNU-GEST (United Nations University Gender Studies and Training Programme) and EDDA – Research Center.

Co-organizer: The board of NORA – Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research

Important dates:

First submission deadline: 30 October 2018

Final submission deadline: 30 November 2018

Acceptance notifications: 31 January 2019

Deadline for early bird registration: 18 February 2019 (students 110 EUR, regular 170 EUR)

Registration deadline: 15 April 2019 (students 135 Euros, regular 200 Euros)

Conference committee:

Hilde Danielsen, Uni Research Rokkan Centre, University of Bergen, Hilde.Danielsen@uni.no

Irma Erlingsdóttir, RIKK, Institute for Gender, Equality and Difference at the University of Iceland, irma@hi.is, Chair

Marianne Liljeström, School of History, Culture and Art, University of Turku marlil@utu.fi

Mari Teigen, CORE – Centre for Research on Gender Equality, mari.teigen@samfunnsforskning.no

May-Britt Öhman, Swedish Association of Gender Researchers (Sveriges Genusforskarförbund) and Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala University, may-britt.ohman@gender.uu.se

Michael Nebeling Petersen, Department for the Study of Culture, University of Southern Denmark, nebeling@sdu.dk

Contact for enquiries: Kristín Pálsdóttir (Project Manager, RIKK Center), kip@hi.is and the conference email: noragender@hi.is.