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Intersectionality and Historical Research

Historians without Borders will host a discussion on the relationship between historical research and intersectionality. What is meant by an intersectional approach in the context of historical research? Welcome to the discussion on 30 May from 5:30-7:00 pm at Rosebud Sivullinen, Helsinki and online.

Intersectionality is a concept that is increasingly encountered in social science and humanities scholarly discourse. The concept was developed and popularised by the American lawyer, professor and activist Kimberlé Crenshaw and has its roots in the tradition of black feminism. Intersectional analysis examines the position and group identities of individuals amidst various intersecting power structures. In social sciences, intersectionality is an increasingly used analytical tool as part of research. In historical research, the use of conscious intersectional analysis has so far been more limited.

Why is this and what does intersectionality bring to the field of historical research? What examples can be found of intersectional analysis as part of historical research? And what are the challenges of applying this concept?

Welcome to a discussion hosted by Historians without Borders on Thursday May 30, 2024 at 5:30-7:00 pm to reflect on the relationship between historical research and intersectionality! The event will take place in Helsinki, Rosebud Sivullinen (address: Kaisa-talo, Kaisaniemenkatu 5). The event will be streamed and recorded on Rosebud’s Youtube channel:

The speakers of the event are PhD Mari VälimäkiPhD Maija Ojala-Fulwood and PhD Mercédesz Czimbalmos. The event is moderated by Dr. Faith Mkwesha.

The event will be held mainly in English. However, you can also ask questions in Finnish if you wish and your questions will be translated into English.

The event is open to anyone interested and no pre-registration is required.