Nordic Women's and Gender History Conference

Nordiska kvinno- och genushistorikermötet

University of Oulu, Finland
7-9 June 2018




Ana Carden-Coyne, Professor, University of Manchester


 Ana Carden-Coyne Professor Carden-Coyne is Director of the Centre for the Cultural History of War (CCHW) at the University of Manchester.  She curated an art exhibition for Manchester Art Gallery during the WW1 centenary, The Sensory War, 1914-2014 (Oct 2014-Feb 2015). Her books include, The Politics of Wounds: Military Patients and Medical Power in the First World War (Oxford University Press, 2014), Reconstructing the Body: Classicism, Modernism and the First World War (Oxford University Press, 2009); and (Ed) Gender and Conflict Since 1914: Historical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Palgrave, 2012), and a special edition on disability, European Review of History (2007). She is currently working on a project about War Art and Humanitarianism; and a special edition on Young People, Cultural Heritage and the Two World Wars for Cultural and Social History (with Kate Darian Smith). She has co-curated numerous exhibitions and written for the Guardian and the AHRC blog on the subjects of war, medicine, disability and culture.


Pamela Scully, Professor, Emory University, USA


Pamela Scully Pamela Scully is Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Professor of African Studies, and Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at Emory University, USA. She has her Ph.D. in history from the University of Michigan. Professor Scully has published widely on comparative women's and gender history with an emphasis on slave emancipation, biography, and on sexual violence in wartime and in post-conflict societies. Her books include Liberating the Family? Gender and British Slave Emancipation in the Rural Western Cape, South Africa, 1823-1853 (Heinemann, 1997). Gender and Slave Emancipation in the Atlantic World (Duke University Press 2005), co-edited with Diana Paton, and Sara Baartman and the Hottentot Venus: A Ghost Story and a Biography, co-authored with Clifton Crais (Princeton, 2009, 2010). She is the author of the AHA pamphlet, Race and Ethnicity in Women's and Gender History in Global Perspective (2006). Professor Scully is co-authoring a book, Writing Transnational History (under contract with Bloomsbury), with Professor Fiona Paisley of Griffith University, Australia. She teaches courses on humanitarian interventions and sexual violence; gender violence and gender justice, and the history of rape in wartime.  She is the co-convener of the Coursera MOOC course Understanding Violence.  Professor Scully has also been involved in various collaborations on Ebola including being an academic advisor to Survivors, a documentary on Ebola in Sierra Leone. She serves on the editorial board of The Journal of Women’s History and Social Dynamics, and is on the advisory board of The Journal of Southern African Studies.


Anu Koivunen, Professor, University of Stockholm


Anu Koivunen

Anu Koivunen is Professor of Cinema Studies in the Department of Media Studies at Stockholm University. She has written on Finnish cinema and television history, feminist and queer film theory, contemporary documentaries and politics of memory, new cultural imagination around Sweden Finns as well as mediated cultures of emotion. Her current research focuses on Jörn Donner and the intimisation of media culture in the 1960s as well as, as part of Driving Forces of Democracy: Patterns of Democratization in Finland and Sweden, 1890-2020 (2015-2017), on contemporary media policies in Sweden and Finland and the roles of broadcasting companies in staging, mediating and managing political antagonisms and compromises. She is a co-editor of The Power of Vulnerability: Mobilizing Affect in Feminist, Queer and Anti-racist Media Cultures (forthcoming by Manchester University Press in 2018).