Women's and gender history

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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