The Centre for Women’s and Gender Research (RIKK) at the University of Iceland will host an International Conference on 4-5 November 2011 to celebrate RIKK’s 20th anniversary and the University’s centennial.

The conference is organized into 20 seminars with the participation of scholars from a wide variety of academic disciplines. The conference will include a special focus on gender and the environment; gender and the economic crisis; gender and security; gender, culture and the arts.

Click here to see the Conference Programme (.pdf).

Keynote speakers are the following:

  • Cynthia Enloe, Research Professor at the Department of International Development, Community and Environment, and Women’s Studies at Clark University: The Strauss-Kahn Affair: The Cultures and Structures of Masculinity
  • Joni Seager, Professor of Global Studies at Bentley University: Death by Degrees: Making Feminist Sense of the 2° Climate Change Target
  • Beverly Skeggs, Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London: Rethinking Respectability: the moral economy of person value?

RIKK’s Anniversary Conference is the fifth conference on women’s and gender research to be convened at the University of Iceland. The first conference was organized in 1985 by a group of feminist academics working in the field of women’s research in Iceland. They later went on to found the Center for Women’s Research (now RIKK) at the University in 1991. The conference this year is held in conjunction with the International Conference Bodies in Crisis, at the University of Iceland 2-4 November 2011.

The conference is hosted in collaboration with The Ministry for the Environment, The Center for Equality, Women’s History Archives, Institute of International Affairs, Institute for Sustainable Development, EDDA – Center of Excellence and the Gender Equality Studies and Training Programme at the University of Iceland.

Oct. 26, 2011
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