Norway's new Queer Archive is burgeoning with hidden stories about sex and gender transgressions, just waiting for researchers to dig in and explore.
Women played an important part in Viking Age society, and their role far exceeded that of mother and the “housewife”. Why, then, are they barely mentioned in the history books?
An in-depth look into Norwegian newspapers from 1913 shows that most of the stories about women involved female criminals. The fact that women’s suffrage was introduced in Norway went unnoticed.
During the course of 200 years, a European ideal concerning equality gradually became a Norwegian export commodity. The fight for equal rights was not necessarily, however, what led Norway to being at the forefront of equality. The liberalisation of the economy was just as important, according to a new book celebrating Norwegian history of equality from 1814-2013.
Camilla Collett is famous for writing one novel, but her authorship consists of a large body of essays. Tone Selboe directs the attention to the essayist Camilla Collett in a new book.
If a nineteenth century country girl wanted to show romantic feelings for a boy, she might give him a self-knitted codpiece as a token of love. The knitted codpiece is one of many objects displayed at an exhibition about women’s rights and living conditions in Norway.