The University of Iceland celebrates the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Iceland by hosting an open conference on 18 June 2015: Power and democracy in Iceland – 100 years later. The conference focuses on democratic aspirations, participation and diversity in Iceland now 100 years after suffrage became universal. In connection with the conference, Faculty of Political Science of the University of Iceland is awarding an honorary degree to Dr. Anna G. Jónsdóttir, Senior Professor in Gender Studies at University of Örebro in Sweden.
13:00-15:00 Power and Democracy in Iceland – 100 Years Later
Dr. Sarah Childs, professor of political science at Bristol University in England:
Reflecting on the Representation of Women in Politics
Dr. Sigríður Dúna Kristmundsdóttir, professor of anthropology at the University of Iceland:
Men and the suffrage in Iceland
- Margbreytileiki, þátttaka og lýðræðishugmyndir 100 árum síðar (e. Diversity, Participation and Democratic Aspirations 100 Years Later). Panel discussions with participants of the Power and Democracy Study project, with the School of Social Science, University of Iceland.
15:00 – Coffee break
15:30-17:00 Honorary Doctorate Degree Ceremony
- The Vox Feminae women´s choir performs
- Awarding of honorary doctorate degree: Dr. Anna G. Jónasdóttir
- From Iceland to International Love Studies. Dr. Anna G. Jónasdóttir
17:00 – Refreshments
Conference proceedings will be in English and Icelandic. This event is open to the public and free of charge and will take place in the university's Main Building Aula (Hátíðasalur).