Nordic Women's and Gender History Conference

Nordiska kvinno- och genushistorikermötet

University of Oulu, Finland
7-9 June 2018

Social Events


Welcome Reception

Thursday 7 June 2018, 19.00-20.30 at Oulu City Hall.


The reception is free of charge to all registered conference delegates.

Conference Dinner and Party

Friday 8 June 2018, 19.00-23.00
Aleksinkulma (Aleksanterinkatu 9).

The Congress dinner requires a preregistration in conjunction with the conference registration.
The price for the dinner is 55€.

Post-conference tour to Hailuoto Island

Saturday 9 June 2018 15.00-22.00 

The coach departs from the Hotel Lasaretti (address Kasarmintie 13b) at 3 pm. The coarch returns to the town centre at ca. 10 pm.

Hailuoto the largest island in Finland. It is located by the coastline close to Oulu. Hailuoto is well known for its unique nature and landscape, and for its original cultural features, too. The sanded island has emerged from the sea in the course of the past 2000 years and the land elevation continues at the speed of circa one centimetre a year. The dunes on the western coast of the island are the longest in Finland.

The coach ride to Hailuoto takes about one hour, including the ferry ride of 25 minutes, and the ride through the Island will last another hour. After the crossing, we will be joined by a local guide. Our first stop is Luovon Puoji, an artisan and design shop whose products reflect the traditions and the way of life of the island, and the second Hailuoto Panimo, the only organic brewery in Finland.

Our final destination is Marjaniemi harbour, the westernmost point of the island. Marjaniemi has been a harbour and a fishing base for hundreds of years. The Marjaniemi lighthouse, built in 1871, is one of the most popular attractions in Hailuoto. In Marjaniemi, we will explore the beautiful sanded coastline and learn about the history of the island. The tour will end with a dinner at a local restaurant.

If you want to take part in the post-conference tour to Hailuoto, please preregister for it in conjunction with the conference registration. The price per person is 50 €. The minimum group size is 25 and the maximum 80.

Registration is binding. Notifications, amendments and cancellations must be made in writing by e-mail to Konffa Ltd, The fee for any amendment is 10 €/ registration. Should there be any mistakes in the given registration details, the fee for correction will be 10 €.


Cancellations made by 1 May 2018 will be refunded (except for an administration charge of 50 €). Cancellations after 1 May 2018 will not be refunded.


The organizers recommend all-inclusive travel insurance. The organizer holds the right to cancelling the post tour if the number of participants is less than 25. The organizer holds the right for price changes.