Nordic queer seminar, Bergen

27. juni 1981, Bergen. Tog med dragekostyme. Fra fotoarkivet til Homofil bevegelse i Bergen. Kreditering ved bruk: Fotograf ukjent. SKA/A-0009 LLH Bergen og Hordaland, Skeivt arkiv.
Demonstrasjon uten å vise ansikt. Bergen 27. juni 1981.
Welcome to Bergen this april. Number two of the three Nordic queer seminars.

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The second seminar of the Nordic Network for Queer History Archives and Activities (NNAQH) will take place in Bergen on the 20. April 2024 (with pre-conference activities and dinner the night before). The seminar addresses the arbitrary nature of national borders within the Nordic and Baltic regions. How can we through our practices as archivists, activists and historians question, cross and “queer” those borders?  

Registration for the conference will open 15. February 2024 and close on 1. April, but if you want to apply for travel grants, please read the following information as soon as possible.

Nnaqh has a small budget for reimbursing the travel expenses of participants from the Nordic and Baltic countries. Since we can only support 5-6 participants or organizations, we encourage all participants whose trip can not be covered by their workplace or organization to apply for funding through Nordic and local/national funds. 

NB! Nnaqh cannot reimburse state financed organizations or participants from such institutions. We will prioritize reimbursement of participants from NGOs or alike with small or no funding. When Nnaqh allocates reimbursement, intersectional perspectives and geographical distribution will be considered.


If you are interested in getting your trip reimbursed please send us a motivation letter including a budget for travel costs and accommodation by 1. March 2024 to the following

address and enter “Reimbursement” in the subject line. The decisions will be made 6. march. We can cover the travel expenses of 5-6 participants or organizations up to the amount of 500 euro each.

Please write a short motivation (500 words) on why you would like to participate in the conference in Bergen. Describe how the participation in the Nordic network for queer history activities and archives might benefit queer history activism and archives in your region. Explain in short how you plan to use the experiences from and the knowledge gained at the conference. Include a short description of your previous experience of archive or cultural heritage work, and/or of queer or LGBT+ archive activities; and/or of queer or LGBT+ history activities in general. Do also include your current connections to queer or

LGBT+ organizations or activism or to archives or cultural heritage institutions.


The mobility funding of Nordic Culture Point is available for professional artists’ or cultural practitioners’ travel and/or stay within the Nordic and/or Baltic countries, that is to say: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden and Åland. The following application period for the mobility funding of Nordic Culture Point is 2.1-31.1.2024. Here is more information about the mobility funding: 

NB! If you decide to apply for travel grants from the Nordic Culture Point you need an invitation letter from the organizers. Please contact Runar Jordåen before 20. January 2024 if you wish an invitation letter.

NB! Check also out the different options for travel grants in the country you are based in. Remember that the handling time of applications for travel grants normally is at least 4-6 weeks, more often several months, so apply already in the beginning of the year 2024.