Konferensen avslutar projektet Bekönade rum

Norra Smedjegatan, 1967. Klara bohemian Karl-Olof ‘the Intellectual’ Johansson outside Linds café with an unidentified woman. Photographer: Manne Lind, Stockholm City Museum.

As part of the project Bekönade rum. Mångdimensionella vandringar i stadens historia (Gendered Spaces: Multidimensional Walks in Urban History) the Stockholm City Museum invites you to a dialogue on hidden and forgotten facets of the urban past, and on the art of uncovering and disseminating aspects of a problematic or proscribed nature.

Keynote speakers

Kurt Luther, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Virginia Tech, Arlington 

Julia Noordegraaf, Professor of Digital Heritage, Department of Media Studies, at the University of Amsterdam

Program Monday October 25

Some updates and minor changes in the program might follow.

12.00–12.30

Conference Registration

Stockholm City Museum, Sevenbomssalen, 2nd floor. 

12.30–12.40

Conference opening

Opening of the conference by Maria Jansén, Head of Culture Department, City of Stockholm, Stockholm. Welcoming words by Rebecka Lennartsson, Associate Professor, Stockholm City Museum and Karin Carlsson, PhD, Department of History, Stockholm University.

Venue: Sevenbomsalen

12.50–13.40

Keynote, Kurt Luther

Venue: Sevenbomsalen

Rediscovering Lost Identities of the American Civil War with Crowdsourcing and Artificial Intelligence

Speaker: Kurt Lutcher is Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech, Arlington

14.00–15.00

Parallel sessions

I. Struggling for the Right to Dance: People and Space, Claim and Resistance in Stockholm Electronic Dance Music Culture

Chair: Anna Öström, writer and DJ
Venue: Svenbomsalen

The Development of Electronic Dance Music in Stockholm: Curation Through Translocal Flows, Spaces and Resistance. 

Speakers: Anna Gavanas, Associate Professor, Swedish Labour Movement’s Archives and Library, Stockholm and Johan Jansson, Associate Professor at the Department of Social and Economic Geography, Uppsala University.

Mapping the Music Scene in Stockholm 1965-2015: A Pilot Study


Speakers: Anna Gavanas, Associate Professor, Swedish Labour Movement’s Archives and Library, Stockholm and Vera Schlaucher Ståhl, School of Architecture and the Built Environment, KTH, Royal Institute of Technology.

Panel Participants: Leonidas Aretaksi Terne, editor in chief, Flamman and critic for Dagens Nyheter, Samira Ariadad, DJ and music eventorganiser and Nathan Hamelberg DJ, writer and debater

II. How to Make Space for Place(s): Creating New Collectionsand Enhance Searchability and Accessibility

Venue: Fogelström
Chair: Katherine Hauptman, Director of the Swedish History Museum

The secret life of objects. Gendered Interpretations of the Victoria & Albert and Vasa Museums

Speaker: Anna Maria Forssberg, Associate Professor, Vasa museum, Stockholm

To Archive (Pink) Noise: Archiving (Queerness and Sound) As Critical Practice

Speaker: Co-founders of The Archive Rosa Brus [PinkNoice]: Birt Berglund, Anna Giertz and Johan Sundell

Spacesfor Comfort, Seclusion and Privacy in a Swedish Eighteenth Century Town

Speaker: Dag Lindström, professor, Department of History, Uppsala University 

III. Police Photography as Cultural Heritage

Venue: Fogelström
Chair: Mats Hayen, Senior Researcher, Stockholm City Archives

The Trigger: An Exhibition on the History of Police Photography in Sweden

Speaker: Anna Furumark, Curator, The Police Museum in Stockholm

Crime Scene Stockholm, 1910–1940

Speaker: Mats Hayen, Senior Researcher, Stockholm City Archives 

15.00–15.30

Coffee

15.30–16.30

Parallel sessions

I. Destabilising Geographiesof Sexuality and Gender  

Venue: Sevenbomsalen
Chair: Anna Furumark, Curator, The Police Museum in Stockholm

The Swedish Sin on Display: Stockholm’s Porn Street, 1965-1985

Speakers: Klara Arnberg, Associate Professor and Researcher at the Department of Economic History and International Relations, Stockholm University and Orsi Husz, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor and Researcher at Department of History, Uppsala University.

“thesewomen [...] are no longer suitable for married life and for a regular job in the household”: A Microhistory of Selling and Bartering Sex in Postwar Vienna

Speaker: Nora Lehner, Mag, BA, Department for Social and Economic History, University of Vienna.

The Back Street of Love: NorraSmedjegatanand the History of Brothels in Stockholm

Speaker: Rebecka Lennartsson, Associate Professor, Stockholm City Museum.

Urban Spaces and Governance: Enabling and Controlling Meetings Between Men in Stockholm 1880-1950

Speaker: Thomas Wimark, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor, Department of Social and Economic Geography, Uppsala University.

II. Spaces and Places in Transformation

Venue: Fogelström
Chair: Danielle Drozdzewski, Associate Professor, Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University

Hidden Projections: Cinematic Resistance From the Urban Interiors of Australia

Speakers: Martin Abbot, PhD Candidate, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University and Jennifer Minner, Associate Professor, City and Regional Planning, Cornell University, USA.

Adolf Fredrik’s Music School and the Institutional Landscape of Stockholm: Analysing Micropolitics Behind the Scenes

Speaker: Jonathan Lilliedahl, Associate Senior Lecturer, School of Music, Theatre and Art, Örebro University.

The Holocaust as Swedish History: The Case of Stockholm’sNorthernCemetery

Speaker: Victoria Van Orden Martinez, Department of Culture and Society, Linköping University

III. Backdrops of the city: Changing Scenes for Encounters and Gatherings During the 19thCentury

Venue: Salongen
Chair: Anders Houltz, Head of Research, Centre for Business History, Stockholm.

Theatricalization of the City and the Aesthetizationof its Victims: Discourses of the Christina Nilsson Accident in Stockholm in 1885

Speaker: Hélène Ohlsson, PhD, affiliated to Department of Culture and Aesthetic, Stockholm University.

The Establishment of the Urban Café in Stockholm 1800–1830

Speaker: Ulrika Torell, PhD, curator, Nordiska museet, Stockholm.

The Arsenal theater is on fire! Aspects of Time and Space in the Ruin Paintings of Axel Fredrik Cederholm.

Speaker: Anna Brodow Inzaina, PhD,Project Manager,Stockholm City Museum/Stockholmiaförlag.

16.45 –18.00

Book release Bakom stadens kulisser

Venue: Sevenbomsalen 

Program Tuesday October 26

08.00 – 09.00

Coffee and registration

Registration for those who arrive October 26th at Sevenbom, 2nd floor. Coffée served att the Stockholm City Museums Café, entrance floor.

09.00 – 09.45

Keynote: Julia Noordegraaf, Professor of Digital Heritage, Department of Media studies, University of Amsterdam

Venue:Sevenbomsalen

Time Machine Project: Big Data of the Past for a Shared Future

10.00–11.00

Parallel sessions

I. The Stories Behind: Novels, Ballads and Tabloid Headlines

Venue: Sevenbom
Chair: Klas Grinell, Director, Center for European Research/development officer at Gothenburg Museums

Mamsell Rolff: One Black Woman in 19th Century Stockholm

Speaker: Johanna Berg, Digital Development, Swedish National Museums of World Culture

Behind the Ballads: Skilling Prints on Infanticide in Stockholm

Speaker. Karin Strand, Chief Archivist, Svensktvisarkiv

Travellers and Cities and Towns in Swedish Novels 1842–2018

Speaker: Magnus Berg, Senior Lecturer, School of Global Studies, Gothenburg University

II. Thresholds, Borders and Spaces in Between

Venue: Fogelström
Chair: Heiko Droste, Professor, Head of Institute of Urban History, Stockholm University.

How to Make an Entrance: Doorways and the Role of the Doorman in Residential Buildings During the Turn of the 20th Century

Speaker: Karin Carlsson, PhD, Department of History, Stockholm university.

Dad on Display: Commercial Construction of Gender and the Modern Man in the 1930s Shop Windows

Speakers: Orsi Husz, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor and Researcher at Department of History, Uppsala University and Klara Arnberg, Associate Professor and Researcher at the Department of Economic History and International Relations, Stockholm University.

Digital Meetings: The New Space in Between Home and Work

Speaker: Maja Willén, Senior lecturer, Department of Culture and Aesthetics, Stockholm University.

14.00 – 15.00

Parallel sessions

I. Collections and Archives: Deciphering Agendas and Uncovering Hidden Stories

Venue: Sevenbom
Chair: FredrikSvanberg, Associate professor, Head of the Cultural History Department, Nordiska museet, Stockholm

Traces of Yiddishkeit: The Stockholm Yiddish Collection as a Source for Exploring Minority History

Speakers: Lena Roos, Professor, Study of Religions, Södertörn University and Malin Norrby, Publisher Hillel Publishing

Tailor-made Clothing at Almgren’s Coat Factory and the Seamstress’ Story

Speakers: Anna Hedtjärn Wester, Museum Director, KA Almgren silk factory & museum and Marie Ulväng, PhD, Associate Senior Lecturer, Department of Media Studies, Centre of Fashion Studies

City Faces: Visual Culture and Social Structure in Stockholm 1880-1930

Speakers: Mats Hayen, Senior Researcher, Stockholm City Archives and Rebecka Lennartsson, Head of Research, Stockholm City Museum.

II. Memory and Place

Venue: Fogelström
Chair: Thomas Wimark, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor, Department of Social and Economic Geography, Uppsala University

Upsala, Darling: About Queer Memories and Forgotten Rooms

Speaker: Sofia Breimo, Ethnologist/Curator, Västerbottens museum, Umeå.

Memory Planning Methods for Future City Development

Speakers: Elisabeth Högdahl, PhD, Department of Service Management and Service Studies, Lund university and Anja Petersen, PhD, Department of Service Management and Service Studies, Lund University/Dunkerskulturhus, Helsingborg.

Potential Pitfalls in the Articulation of Hidden Heritage: Or, How to Restore Memory and Uninherent Past Identities

Speaker: Klas Grinell, Director, Centre for European Research, University of Gothenburg/Development officer at Gothenburg Museum.

15.15–16.15

Plenary session

The Knowledge of Tomorrow: Hidden Treasures in the Archives
Venue: Sevenbom

Chair: Karin Carlsson, Department of History, Stockholm University and Rebecka Lennartsson, Head of Research, Stockholm City Museum.

Cultural Heritage of Romani-travellers: A Documentary Project

Speaker: Arvid Bergman, Genealogist and freelancing researcher in afro andromanitopics.

Behind the Corporate Facades: Expecting the Unexpected in Business Archives

Speaker: Anders Houltz, Head of Research, Centre for Business History, Stockholm

”Fora Long Distant Future”: A House, a Broom and the Graffiti Books

Speaker: Azmara Nigusse, Museum Education Officer, the Hallwylska Museum, Stockholm.

The Diary of Fritiof Englund: A Man who Loved Other Men, in a Time When that Love was Illegal

Frida Starck Lindfors, Curator, National Historical Museums.

Some Archival Slivers: Houses, Homes and Buildings in Nordiskamuseets Archive Marie Steinrud, Research Archivist, Nordiskamuseet, Stockholm.

16.15–16.30

Closing of the Conference: From the Past to the Future

Venue: Sevenbomsalen

Länk till projektsidan för Bekönade rum. Mångdimensionella vandringar i stadens historia

Stockholmia in association with Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and Vitterhetsakademin.