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Gender History in the Nordic Countries

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 6:30pm

Gender History in the Nordic Countries: Strong Women, Woman-friendly Welfare State, and Other Scandinavian Stereotypes Revisited

Nordic countries are known for women’s visible role in the labor force and politics and for promoting gender equality. Yet there are still some striking paradoxes. Gender segregation in the labor market is high, the glass ceiling exists in both the private and the public sector and violence against women is common.

To mark the 110th anniversary of the first female Members of Parliament in Finland (1907), and the 100th anniversary of Finnish independence (1917), Pirjo Markkola, Professor of History at the University of Tampere, Finland and visiting Finnish Studies professor at the University of Minnesota, will discuss women and gender from the wide angle of all five Nordic countries—Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

Advanced registration is recommended. Seating is limited. Museum admission included.


Pirjo Markkola, professor of history at the University of Tampere, Finland is visiting the Twin Cities in partnership with the University of Minnesota.
$10 adults, $7 ages 62 and above, $5 ages 6-18 and full-time students with ID. FREE for ASI members.


Reserve your spot today online

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