Open lectures and events

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The Centre for Gender Research organises several different types of lectures and events open to the public. On this page you can read more about what is happening at the Centre this term.

Due to the spread of the corona virus, the Centre for Gender Research has decided to cancel all remaining open seminars and events this semester.

Thursday Seminars - cANCELLED 

The Centre has a seminar series on Thursdays, 13.15–15.00 for all those interested in gender and gender research. The seminars are held at the Centre for Gender Research, Villavägen 6.

The Thursday seminars touch upon several different research areas at the Centre för Gender Research; men and masculinities, body/embodiment, queer theory and the natural sciences are some of the themes, reflecting the breath of research at the Centre. The seminars also aim to create cross-disciplinary meetings between researchers and students. 

See the whole programme

Queer Seminars

The Centre for Gender Research organise Queer seminars open to the public for those interested in queer theory. The seminars are usually held at the Centre for Gender Research, Villavägen 6, 18.00-20.00. See the programme below for more information. 

The Queer seminars are a meeting place for those interested and/or working with the concept of queer in practice, theory or activism. 

No queer seminars this semester.

Gender Lunch - CANCELLED

The Centre for Gender Research, in collaboration with Folkuniversitetet and Reginateatern, arranges the lecture series, Gender Lunch*. This semester we have two gender lunches, where researchers from the Centre present on different topics. A soup lunch is served from 11.45 and the talk begins after. The Gender Lunches are funded with support from Folkuniversitetsföreningen. 

Tickets are 100 SEK, (90 SEK for students). Included in the ticket price is a soup lunch, coffee/tea and cake. Tickets can be bought at the ticket desk at Reginateatern (Tue-Fri 11-16, Sat 11-13), or via the website:
There are a limited number of spaces.

Time and place: 11.45-13.00 på Reginateatern, Trädgårdsgatan 6

*Please note that the gender lunches are held in Swedish!

Dates spring 2020:
23 April - CANCELLED!
"Jag älskar dig, mannen": Mäns vänskap i svensk TV 
Klara Goedecke, lektor och forskare vid Centrum för genusvetenskap

Digitalisering i vården: oflexibla system i en flexibel vardag?
Minna Salminen Karlsson, forskare vid Centrum för genusvetenskap samt Institutet för informationsteknologi

Feminist City Tour

We want more people to get to know the university-town Uppsala from a feminist perpective. We therefore organise Feminist city walks for anyone interested. The Feminist city walks are free of charge and open for all. 

The purpose of the feminist city walk is to highlight feminist protagonists that have lived and worked in Uppsala, as well as show places that are or have been important to the fight for equality.

Dates spring 2020:
8 March (in Swedish). Assembly by the Geijer-stature outside the University main building at 15.00. 

Read more about the Feminist City Walks here →

Thanks to the Council for Equal Opportunities for making the Feminist city walks possible. 

Gender relay - CANCELLED

What is discussed within gender research today?

Come and listen when researchers from the Centre for Gender Research get 10 minutes each to present their research. About everything from vulvic pain, mom's on the run, extreme sporting races, bee breeding, the security sector, and becoming a biologist, to surrogacy, studying chemistry, solo mothers, and pedagogical documentation in preshools.