Women's and gender history

Women's and gender history

11. september 2019
“Women’s history brings forth knowledge concerning one half of humanity, and makes sure that the discipline does not become gender blind,” says professor of history at University of Oslo, Hilde Sandvik.
15. februar 2019
“What was written about Hannah Ryggen in the eighties and nineties does not reflect the quality of her art and her significance during her own time,” according to art historian Marit Paasche.
22. januar 2019
“Norwegian women are perhaps not as modern and liberated today as we like to think,” says researcher Camilla Mørk Røstvik. She has examined how women – and some men – describe their experiences with menstruation in the twentieth century.
11. januar 2019
How have the limits for what is considered acceptable sexuality been drawn and negotiated through history? This is the question we need to ask in order to understand not only the past, but also our present, according to Tone Hellesund.
02. juli 2018
In the 1950s, the first successful gender reassignment treatment was carried out. Since then, major developments have taken place within medicine and law, but also when it comes to our perceptions of gender, according to historian Sigrid Sandal.
30. april 2018
When Simone de Beauvoir’s feminist classic The Second Sex was published in Norway in 1970, both sexuality and existentialism were downplayed. “She was made popular,” says Ida Hove Solberg, who has examined the Norwegian translations of de Beauvoir’s work.
07. februar 2018
In 1967, Norwegian women were finally allowed to decide for themselves when to get pregnant. The contraceptive pill has had enormous significance for women’s emancipation, but researchers doubt whether it would have been approved today.
16. mai 2017
The history of divorce reveals hidden stories of love, domestic violence and societal ideals for a healthy marriage.
03. mai 2017
When Harriet Bjerrum Nielsen interviewed three generations of Norwegian women and men, she discovered how the emotional perception of gender has developed over time.
09. desember 2016
Futurism practically cleared the way for feminism, according to Madeleine Gedde Metz.
22. november 2016
Cecilia Brækhus is just one of several Norwegian female athletes who has contributed to putting women’s boxing on the map, both in Norway and internationally, according to researcher Anne Tjønndal.
14. april 2016
Straddling the legs around a cello was considered immoral; sitting by the piano was more becoming for a lady. Thus, women became important for the development of piano composition and play.
23. september 2015
The Swedes, the Danes and the rest of Europe developed their archives and documentation projects, while Norway continued to underdevelop the field of women's research. At long last, the repeated calls for action bore some fruits. The result was the webpage you are reading right now.
12. juni 2015
While Norway officially flaunted itself by bringing war criminals before court in the trials succeeding World War II, the so-called “German whores” were punished without trial although no crime had been committed.
01. juni 2015

Norway's new Queer Archive is burgeoning with hidden stories about sex and gender transgressions, just waiting for researchers to dig in and explore.

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