Women's and gender history

Female criminals more interesting to the media than women's suffrage

20 December 2013
An in-depth look into Norwegian newspapers from 1913 shows that most of the stories about women involved female criminals. The fact that women’s suffrage was introduced in Norway went unnoticed.

From women's libraries to World Wide Web: the story behind Kilden

23 September 2015
The Swedes, the Danes and the rest of Europe developed their archives and documentation projects, while Norway continued to underdevelop the field of women's research. At long last, the repeated calls for action bore some fruits. The result was the webpage you are reading right now.

The Viking women who disappeared

26 March 2015
Women played an important part in Viking Age society, and their role far exceeded that of mother and the “housewife”. Why, then, are they barely mentioned in the history books? 

Hidden stories about sex and gender in the new Norwegian Queer Archive

1 June 2015
Norway's new Queer Archive is burgeoning with hidden stories about sex and gender transgressions, just waiting for researchers to dig in and explore.

Punished without trial for sleeping with the Germans during the war

12 June 2015
While Norway officially flaunted itself by bringing war criminals before court in the trials succeeding World War II, the so-called “German whores” were punished without trial although no crime had been committed.

Passionate pioneer

27 July 2007
We have too rarely asked ourselves what it has meant to be a man throughout history. This is something we must uncover! Norway's first and most renowned women's historian is ready for new challenges. And she won't stop until someone says "Gabrielsen".

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