Reintroducing gender: Recent reflections and new directions in archaeological discourse

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  • Location: Engelska parken Ihresalen
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  • Organiser: Institutionen för arkeologi och antik historia
  • Contact person: Maria Lingström
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Researchers at the forefront of modern gender archaeology and adjacent areas of studies are brought together to contribute towards the further development of future research trajectories.

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The #metoo movement affirmed that gender inequality is not an
artefact of the past. In Sweden, the sister movement
#excavationinprogress has highlighted the pervasiveness of gender-
based discrimination within archaeology. These long-standing
disparities have not only adversely impacted the composition and
disciplinary culture of the community practising archaeology, they have
also circumscribed scientific inquiries into the past. One of the early
aims of gender archaeology was to direct scholarly attention to the lives
of women in the past and thus diversify our understanding of past
experience. Today, gender archaeology strives to advance multivocal
perspectives, reflected in our interpretations of the past as well as the
process and practice of scientific inquiry itself.