Monday, June 1, 2009

Gender And/In Indigenous Ways Of Living And Knowing

Invitation to a Conference and PhD course in Tromsø, Norway, 30 September - 2 October 2009

Gender and/in Indigenous Ways of Living and Knowing

It is with pleasure we invite students, researchers and everyone else interested to participate in a research conference on gender and indigeneity.

The overall objective of the conference is to bridge current gaps of understanding in the field of gender and indigeneity. Speakers come from a variety of academic fields across the social sciences and humanities, as well as from civil society. In recognition of how academic work itself is part of the overall colonial dynamic, the conference will also address the topic of indigenous versus academic ways of knowing. The conference language is english.

Keynote speakers
Vuokko Hirvonen, Sami University College
Helen Verran, University of Melbourne
Gail Lewis, Open University

PhD course
The conference doubles up as a PhD course. PhD-students interested in this must apply for registration and need to consult the following document: PhD course.
Registration and costs

Registration: 1 September 2009
Applications for the PhD course: 15 August 2009
Submission of PhD-papers: 18 September 2009

Conference fee: NOK 400 (students NOK 200)
Conference fee + lunches: NOK 850 (students NOK 600)
Conference dinner: NOK 350

Please note that PhD-studens pay the full conference fee (NOK 400, or NOK 850 to include lunches).

It is possible to register for individual days. For pricing of day packages, see registration form.

Please note that all participants need to organize their own accommodation. Our speakers will stay at the Clarion Collection Hotel With. For accommodation in Tromsø see Visit Tromsø.
Organizers and partners

Organizing institution:
Kvinnforsk (Center for women's studies and gender research), University of Tromsø
Conference convenor: Siri Gerrard, professor, University of Tromsø
Academic coordinator: Turid Markussen independent researcher
Conference administration: Elisabeth Sandersen and Torunn Berger, Kvinnforsk, University of Tromsø

Collaborating partners:
Faculty of Humanities, University of Tromsø
Britt Kramvig, Northern Research Institute

More on the conference can be found here.

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