The GEST & RIKK Lecture Series

NOTE: Due to Covid19 - All public lectures have been postponed until further notice. 

Every spring term, the GEST programme collaborates with RIKK - Institute for Gender, Equality and Difference, and holds a joint public lecture series which allows scholars to present and discuss new research in the field of gender and equality studies. The lecture series aims for an interdisciplinary approach with diverse themes and topics. Every year has a different theme; in spring 2020 the lecture series takes a gender and equality perspective on the urgent topic of climate change. The lecture series is held in partnership with the National Museum of Iceland and takes place at noon, usually on Thursdays, in the Museum’s Lecture Hall. The lectures are conducted in either English or Icelandic.

The series opens on 23 January when Ole Martin Sandberg, Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy at the University of Iceland, gives a lecture entitled “Climate Crisis and “the Logic of Masculinist Protection.”” Hólmfríður Garðarsdóttir, professor of Spanish at the University of Iceland, is the second speaker with a lecture on feminist environmentalism in Latin America. The third lecture, is by Auður H. Ingólfsdóttir, international political scientist, who will discuss “Climate Change, Gender Equality and Development Cooperation.” Mukul Mangalik, professor of History at Delhi University in India and lecturer at GEST, will give a lecture about the Chipko Movement in India. Auður Aðalsteinsdóttir, editor at University of Iceland Press, will talk about Icelandic author Gyrðir Elíasson. Arnfríður Guðmundsdóttir, professor of Systematic Theology, will give her talk, about responses of feminist theology to the impending climate catastrophe. Joni Seager, professor of Global Studies at Bentley University in USA and lecturer at GEST, will give a lecture on “Petro-Bromance: Masculinities and Fossil Fuels” on 30 April. Gunnhildur Lily Magnúsdóttir, associate professor in Political Science at Malmö University in Sweden, will give the final talk of the series on 7 May entitled “Intersectionality and Climate Policy Making: Ways Forward to a Socially Inclusive Climate Politics.”

The full program for the series is available here.