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Gendered Temporalities: Anthropological Perspectives 

Is time gendered? How is gender constructed in and through time? And how does gender intervene in the construction and experience of time? In an age of temporal anxiety and vanishing futures, how do clocks, calendars, seasonalities, and other measures of time naturalize (or reshape) understandings of femininity and masculinity? It was Simone de Beauvoir who first pointed to the entanglement between gender and temporality in her discussion of womanhood as a “waiting.” Drawing on Beauvoir’s insights on the co-constitutive nature of gender and temporality, symposium participants will consider the connections between time and gendered constructs, ideologies, and lived practice through an exploration of a range of temporal experiences, including (but not limited to) the life course, medical temporalities, everyday life, ritual time, seasonal temporalities, history, memory and pastness, rupture and continuity, chronicity and periodicity, and geneaological time. 

Keynote speaker

Lucinda Ramberg, Cornell University, USA  


Theresa Ammann, Aarhus University, Denmark

Anna Baral, Uppsala University, Sweden

Ann Cassiman, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

Suzanne Clisby, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Christian Groes, Roskilde University, Denmark

Mark Johnson, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Adeline Masquelier, Aarhus University, Denmark

Lotte Meinert, Aarhus University, Denmark

Henrik Hvenegaard Mikkelsen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Hanne O. Mogensen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Sasha Newell, Free University of Brussels, Belgium

Julaina A. Obika, Gulu University, Uganda

Fiona Ross, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Victor Cova, Aarhus University, Denmark

Nanna Schneidermann, Aarhus University, Denmark

Atreyee Sen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Costanza Torre, London School of Economics, UK

Karen Waltorp, Aarhus University, Denmark

Programme at a glance

Monday, 26 August 2019

10.30-11.00: Registration and opening   

11.00-16.30: Talks and breaks

16.30-17.30: Wine reception

18.30-21.30: Dinner (for speakers only)

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

09.00-14.30: Talks and breaks

14.30-15.30: Keynote: Lucinda Ramberg on 'Belated: Queer Futures in the Anthropology of Gender' 

Full Programme

Abstracts in PDF

Registration and conference fee

The symposium is open to all: students, researchers, industry and the public. To attend the symposium including catering during lunch and coffee breaks and the Welcome Reception, a fee of DKK 200,- applies and registration is necessary. Attending the talks excluding catering is free of charge, but we kindly ask you also to register.

To attend The Academic Hour Lecture & Keynote talk with Lucinda Ramberg registration is not necessary - just show up. 

Register by 18 August 2019


Adeline Masquelier, AIAS Fellow, Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, Denmark and Professor, Tulane University, US in collaboration with Assistant Professor Victor Sacha Cova and Professor Lotte Meinert,  Department of Anthropology, Aarhus University, Denmark.


The symposium is co-funded by:


The Anthropology Research Program, Department of Anthropology, Aarhus University