Reintroducing gender: Recent reflections and new directions in archaeological discourse
Venue: Ihre Hall, English Park Campus, Uppsala University
Time: 13−14 October, 2022
Organiser: Department of Archaeology and Ancient History
The #metoo movement affirmed that gender inequality is not an
artefact of the past. In Sweden, the sister movement
#excavationinprogress has highlighted the pervasiveness of gender-
based discrimination within archaeology. These long-standing
disparities have not only adversely impacted the composition and
disciplinary culture of the community practising archaeology, they have
also circumscribed scientific inquiries into the past. One of the early
aims of gender archaeology was to direct scholarly attention to the lives
of women in the past and thus diversify our understanding of past
experience. Today, gender archaeology strives to advance multivocal
perspectives, reflected in our interpretations of the past as well as the
process and practice of scientific inquiry itself.
The aim of this conference, organised by PhD candidates in
Archaeology, is to reintroduce gendered perspectives to a new
generation of scholars by bringing together researchers at the forefront
of modern gender archaeology and adjacent areas of study. This will be
an open and inclusive venue where scholars at different academic
career stages are invited to participate and contribute towards the
development of future research trajectories. Invited speakers will
engage with culturally and regionally diverse case studies spanning
from ancient Nubia and Greece to the Scandinavian Viking and Middle
Ages, touching upon themes such as gender theory, religion, battlefield
archaeology, maritime archaeology, ancient demography, and ecology.
The conference, to be held in English, is planned as an on-campus event at Uppsala University in collaboration with Campus Gotland. In addition, it will also be available on Zoom. The conference will take place on 13–14 October 2022 in the Ihre Hall, located at Campus Engelska Parken (Thunbergsvägen 3P, Uppsala, Sweden). Both days start at 9 am and end at 5 pm. Tea and coffee will be served to all
participants, and lunch is available (at own expense) at the campus restaurant Matikum.
We encourage participation from a wide spectrum of scholars from within the Humanities, including students, PhD candidates, and faculty members, as well as representatives from the museum sector, contract archaeology, and the like. We welcome you all warmly!
In order to participate, please fill out the online registration form no later than 16 September. There is a limited number of seats in the hall (c. 240), and registration will close if the maximum number of participants is reached. Please save the e-mail confirmation generated after registration.
PhD candidates Natalija Kashuba, Maria Lingström, Aimee Miles, Julia
Wihlborg, Dept. of Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University