Tuesday, February 21

Museum Gustavianum, Auditorium Minus

08:00-08:15 Registration
08:15-08:30 Opening and welcome speech
Claes Levinsson (Director, UCRS), Jevgenija Gehsbarga (Information Officer, UCRS), and the conference organizers
08:30-09:15 Conference keynote speech: Hugh Beach (UCRS)
Ongoing gender discrimination among Indigenous Saami resulting from Swedish legislation: an historical analysis of how the ideal of land use utilitarianism has led to the infringement of Saami women’s civil liberties
09:15-10:00 Keynote speech: Barbara Bodenhorn (Cambridge, UK)
Mixing it up on the North Slope of Alaska: a 21st century account of gender and environment
10:00-10:15 Coffee break
10:15-12.00 Panel 1: Female political leadership: a resource and a challenge
Chair: Alex Wilson (Saskatoon)
Discussant: Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov (St. Petersburg)
10:15-10.35 Andrew Wiget (Las Cruces, NM/Moscow) and Olga Balalaeva (Khanty-Mansiisk)
Gendering politics: the emergence of indigenous women leaders in 
Western Siberia
10:35-10.55 Damaris Parsitau (Nakuru)
Multiple marginalities, enslaving culture! Maasai women navigating
culture, tradition and patriarchy in their quest for political leadership
in Kenya
10:55-11:15 Gulnara Ibraeva (Bishkek)
Challenges for women’s political leadership in the “liquid modernity”
of Kyrgyzstan
11:15-11.35 Ann-Mari Sätre (Uppsala) and Leo Granberg (Helsinki)
Women in local politics in the Other Russia: coping with poverty and
strategies for development
11:35-12:00 Discussion
12:00-13:00 Lunch break
13:00-14:45 Panel 2: Masculinities in the Far North and beyond (tradition and innovation)
Chair: Joachim Otto Habeck (Hamburg)
Discussant: Sverker Finnström (Uppsala)
13:00-13:20 Gulnara Aitpaeva (Bishkek)
Who has the right to speak for the great Kyrgyz epic “Manas”?
13:20-13:40 Robert Alexander Innes (Saskatoon)
Confronting shame, confronting violence: Indigenous men’s
responses to violence against Indigenous women
13:40-14:00 Veronika Simonova (St Petersburg)
Militant masculinity in the North: consequences or a condition of gender asymmetries?
14:00-14:20 Aimar Ventsel (Tartu)
Blurring masculinities in the Russian Far East
14:20-14:45 Discussion
14:45-15:00 Coffee break
15:00-15:45 Keynote speech: Siri Gerrard (Tromsø)
Gender, gender contracts and nobility in the North – an example from Finnmark, Norway
15:45-17:00 Panel 3: Debating normative perspectives on gender in law and politics
Chair: Larry Hamilton (Durham, NH)
Discussant: Charlotta Widmark (Uppsala)
15:45-16:05 Elena Liarskaya (St. Petersburg)
From the East to the North? Early Soviet policy concerning Native women in the North
16:05-16:25 Yulia Gradskova (Stockholm)
Women, Empires, and Emancipation in the first half of the 20th century: Conflicts and Contradictions (considering examples from the Volga-Ural region)
16:25-16:45 Nathan Light (Uppsala)
Culturally intimate icebergs: bride kidnapping (marriage by capture/ abduction) among Kyrgyz and what we might look for in other regions of Eurasia
16:45-17:00 Discussion