Trans Realities: The 6th Nordic Trans Studies Network Conference

Trondheim, Norway, 11-13 September 2019

Trans Realities: The 6th Nordic Trans Studies Network Conference

logo transrealitiesNTNU's Humanities Faculty is pleased to announce it will be co-hosting a graduate series conference entitled, ‘Trans Realities: The 6th Nordic Trans Studies Network Conference’, to create space and opportunity for scholars, activists and community members to meet, discuss, and learn about trans lives and issues together

The conference intends to generate awareness about how our lives, bodies and feelings are shaped by gendered norms, expectations and roles - and how they are affected by the current political, social and environmental shifts and changes. Central to the conference are the questions, How can we survive, thrive and create collective forms of resistance through academia and activism? What does it mean to be trans in the Nordic region, and how could it be different? 

This conference is a collaborative effort. It is primarily hosted and supported by the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies in Culture (at the University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim), and NTNU’s organisations GenderHub and TransLit. We are also supported by Litteraturhuset’s Literature for Inclusion initiative, as well as Trondheim Pride, which runs 6-15 September, and Sápmi Pride, which runs 13-15 September.

All events are free and open to the public. However, the events on Wed and Fri evening require registration due to limited availability. See links below for registration and full schedule. 

Keynote speakers


Wednesday, 11.09.19 / Mangfoldhuset

  • 18:00 - 22:00: Conference opening, film screening & vegan dinner, Mangfoldhuset; (registration required)

Thursday, 12.09.19 / NTNU Kalvskinnet

  • 9:00 - 12:00 / Morning presentations (5 postgraduate scholars), with keynote Agnes Bolsø, in room A136, Sverresgate 10, floor 1
  • 13:00 - 17:00 / Afternoon presentations (6 postgraduate scholars), with keynote Wibke Straube, in room LY52, Lysholmbygget, floor 5


Friday, 13.09.19 / Magistratsalen (Litteraturhuset) & Stammen Café

  • 9:00 - 10:30 / Panel: 'Beyond Binary: The consequences of colonisation for gender & sexuality' led by Stine B Svendsen, with Sápmi Pride and Trondheim Pride

  • 11:00 - 12:30 / Panel: 'Trans & Pride: Inclusion/Exclusion' led by Luca Dalen Espseth, with Trondheim Pride

  • 13:30 - 15:00 / Panel: 'Trans Poethics', led by Amanda Fayant and hosted by Libe García Zarranz's TransLit Project, and Literature for Inclusion Programme (Gulabuddin Sukhanwar) 

  • 15:30 - 17:30 / Workshop: 'The Classroom as a contested space', hosted by GenderHub (NTNU), led by Edwin Fonden, Andrea Tock and Jennifer Branlat / / (Registration required due to limited space: email to reserve a space) 

  • 20:00 - 22:00: Queer performances; Stammen Café; drinks available for purchase; (registration required due to limited space)

Conference event on Facebook 

Registration for Wednesday evening and Friday evening (closes 3 Sept.)

Trans Realities Programme

Looking forward to seeing you all in September!

The organising team 

France Rose Hartline, Max van Midde, Luca Tainio & Libe García Zarranz