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Nordic conference in June on research on men and masculinities

The next Nordic conference on research on men and masculinities is taking place in Iceland this summer. From the 4th to 6th of June, the University of Iceland will be the host of dynamic discussions on topics as varied as global masculinities, men and feminism, confronting sexual violence, masculinity and media, and fatherhood and parental leave, to name a few.

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Iceland University (photo by Peter Appelros, Wikimedia Commons)

With four months to go, organizers Ásta Jóhannsdóttir and Arnar Gíslason say the conference is already looking promising and “it has received a lot of interest so far, and suggestions for workshops came from all over the world. Iceland is very much looking forward to hosting the event and inviting our colleagues, whether in the field of research or practical equality work, to Iceland on this occasion to join the dialogue. The topic has a wide appeal”, they say “and it is a fantastic chance for both newcomers as well as experts to come together, update ourselves on the latest developments in the field, and learn from each other. We have also been very fortunate to be able to bring some excellent researchers in the field to Iceland.”

The conference has attracted key-note speakers of the highest calibre, and these include Raewyn Connell (author of the groundbreaking Masculinities, 1995, and Confronting Equality, 2011) and Michael Kimmel (author of the influential Manhood in America, 1996, and The History of Men, 2005)

This is the third time that the Nordic Association for Research on Men and Masculinities (NFMM) holds such a conference in cooperation with the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Icelandic Ministry of Welfare, the Centre for Gender Equality in Iceland and the University of Iceland.

Updated 29 February 2024