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Gender perspectives in focus for 8th NNC Conference at Reykjavik

October 19, 2021 - 15:01

The 8th annual Nordic NIAS Council (NNC) Conference and PhD Course will take place in Reykjavik, Iceland, 13-17 October 2014. The theme is ”A Multitude of Encounters with Asia – Gender Perspectives”, and it is jointly organised by the Centre for Women’s and Gender Research (RIKK); and the EDDA Center of Excellence, at University of Iceland; the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) in Copenhagen; and the Gendering Asia Network (GAN). One of the great challenges in increased relations with Asia through business, culture, life biographies, historical relations as well as ITC networks is to make the importance of gender visible. Encounters have become increasingly, mutually interrelated and perhaps even dependent in multiple ways. Economically encounters are wide-ranging with financial decisions made in one part of the world affecting the real lives of many in the other part of the world. In the political sphere the need for enhancing mutual understanding and tolerance grows every day. How can we understand these multiple links, interactions and encounters and how are they gendered? Some encounters are vividly obvious and others are less prominently visible, or perhaps consciously or unconsciously made obscure. How is knowledge of encounters being produced, by whom and for what purposes? More information.
Gender perspectives in focus for 8th NNC Conference at Reykjavik


October 19, 2021