The recordings include the keynote panel discussion chaired by Senior Lecturer Tuula Juvonen (Tampere University) with panelists Associate Professor Andrés Brink Pinto (Lund University), Professor Tone Hellesund (University of Bergen) and Senior Researcher Ineta Lipša (University of Latvia), and the keynote lecture by Postdoctoral Researcher Julian Honkasalo (University of Helsinki).
The interdisciplinary Histories of Sexualities, Gender Diversity, and Queer in the Nordic and Baltic Region conference, on 25-26 October 2021, brought together scholars working on the histories of sexualities, gender diversity and queer in the Nordic and Baltic countries. While open for the different forms of sexualities and gender diversity in the past, the conference also commemorated the fifty years that have passed since the decriminalization of homosexuality in Finland in 1971. The conference was organized by Discipline of Political history and INEQ (University of Helsinki), Discipline of Gender Studies (University of Helsinki), SQS – Society of Queer Studies in Finland, and Sexuality & Democracy research project (Kone Foundation / University of Helsinki). The conference is supported by Kansan Sivistysrahasto.