Seminar in Queer Studies: Scandinavian Symposium on Queer Cultural Heritage
2023-10-17 13:00 – 17:00
The symposium is the result of a four-year project financed by the Swedish Research Council: A Nordic Queer Revolution? LGBT activism in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden 1948–2018.
15.45-16.45: SAQMI-representative Dagmar Brunow will partake in the roundtable discussion Saving the queer cultural heritage: In what ways can we secure queer history from being lost?
Free entrance, registration required.
The symposium will be held in English.
13.00-13.10 Jens Rydström, Lund University, introduces the speakers
13.10-13.35 In search of community: Trans world making and queer futures in Swedish sex magazines from the 1960s. Signe Bremer, Mid-Sweden University, presents their research results on trans space and community building in 1960s Sweden
13.35-14.00 Methodological Nationalism in Fucking Örebro? From a local to a transnational history of the RFSL. Peter Edelberg, Copenhagen University, presents findings from an archival research project on LGBT organising in Denmark, Norway and Sweden from 1948 until today
14.15-14.40 Invisible women in ‘women-friendly’ Norway: The politics of movement, feminism, and history in the 1988 cross-country Lesbian Bus Campaign. Elisabeth Lund Engebretsen, University of Stavanger, presents a project on lesbian activism in 1980s Norway
14.40-15.05 Into the wild and back again: Queer presence in Swedish straight porn magazines 1954–1986. Jens Rydström, Lund University, presents findings from a study of straight porn magazines
15.05-15.30 Better than orgasm: Sex, authenticity and intimacy in the new women’s movement in Norway. Tone Hellesund, University of Bergen, presents findings from a study of lesbian feminist press in Norway in the 1970s and 1980s
15.45-16.45 Saving the queer cultural heritage: In what ways can we secure queer history from being lost? Roundtable discussion with Levi Appleton, Trans Black Archives; Peter Edelberg, Copenhagen University; Anna Giertz, Arkivet för Rosa Brus; Tone Hellesund, Skeivt Arkiv in Bergen; Pia Laskar, Queer-Rörelsens Arkiv och Bibliotek (QRAB); Dagmar Brunow, The Swedish Archive for Queer Moving Images (SAQMI). Moderator: Jens Rydström.
16:45-17.00 Concluding remarks.
In connection with the symposium, an exhibition by photographer Jennie Graflund will be displayed. The exhibition, By and For Generations of Queers, displays photos and objects connected to different generations of queer people living in Norway and Sweden.