23 October 2019: “Gerd Enequist – a multiple pioneer” and “Writing working lives: feminist geographies and generations”

Department of Social And Economic Geography, Uppsala University, presents two open lectures on:  

23 October 2019

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Gerd Enequist’s installation as the first woman professor at Uppsala University, and the first professor in Human Geography: Gunnel Forsberg, Professor Emeritus in Human Geography with a special focus on urban and regional planning at Stockholm University, will give the lecture:

Gerd Enequist – a multiple pioneer
Gerd Enequist, the first woman professor at Uppsala University, was a pioneer in various ways. With the help of her archive containing a collection of letters, diaries and manuscripts, we can get a glimpse of her crivate life and her scientific contributions in her own voice. This talk will present some aspects of a pioneering woman geographer.

10.15–12.00 in Hörsal 2, Ekonomikum, Kyrkogårdsgatan 10, Uppsala.
Join us for fika from 09.30 outside the lecture room.

and in the afternoonwe are happy to present:

Uppsala lecture in human geography 2019:

Linda McDowell
, Emerita Professor of Human Geography, University of Oxford. Research Fellow, St. John’s College, Oxford. Honorary Professor of Geography, Exeter University

Writing working lives: feminist geographies and generations
The rise of a service-dominated economy has transformed thenature of work and employment in the UK and elsewhere, altering associations between gender and employment opportunities for both women and men. Drawing on personal narratives of working lives, I will explore arguments about the causes and consequences of changing gender divisions of labour, focusing on periods of economic crisis between 1945 and the present. The examples are British but have, I think, many parallels with changes in Sweden.

14.15–16.00 in Hörsal 4, Ekonomikum, Kyrkogårdsgatan 10, Uppsala.
We invite you to drinks and buffet at the Department of Social and Economic Geography from 16.30.

Please email sofia.cele@kultgeog.uu.se by Oct 15th, if you would like to eat with us.

Any questions? Email: sofia.cele@kultgeog.uu.se