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Conference on Men and Masculinity Studies

The 4 – 6 June there will be a large Nordic conference in the University of Iceland on men and masculinity studies entitled: Emerging ideas in masculinity research – Masculinity studies in the North.

 Foto: University of Iceland, Reykjavik
 Foto: University of Iceland, Reykjavik

The conference is a collaboration between the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Nordic Association for Research on Men and Masculinities, and is the third Nordic conference in this cooperation.

The keynote speakers are two world-famous scholars who are both pioneers in the field of men’s studies which are Raewyn Connell Professor of Sidney University in Australia and Michael Kimmel Professor at Stony Brook University in New York.

These scholars have attracted much attention and interest in the conference, but the conference will include 35 workshops with over 140 missions combined. Participants in the conference are from four continents and have diverse approaches. Various manifestations of masculinity will be discussed, for example; young men, the male body, fathers and fatherhood, health, arts and literature, coordination of family and work, violence, the role of men in gender equality, men in history, disability to name a few.

Updated 26 September 2020