Trusting queer archives

Project partners: The Archives and Library of the Queer Movement QRAB (Sweden), Friends of Queer History (Finland) og Skeivt arkiv

Queer archival practices in the Nordic and Baltic countries!

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Join the conference October the 11th. 2023
A pre-conference dinner will be arranged at Tuesday Oct 10.
Venue: Finnish Literature Society SKS,
Hallituskatu 1, Helsinki, Finland.


The Nordic network for queer history archives and activities (NnAQH) invites archivists and other people interested in queer history to a conference on queer archives/queering archives and on creating trust in collecting practices. How do we address the biases and silences of archival practices? How do we enable trust and safety in archives from a queer perspective? And how well does the queer archival collections reflect the diversity of queer voices and history of the Nordic and Baltic countries?


How can we decolonize archival practices?

The seminar in Helsinki is arranged by NnAQH and its local partner, Friends of Queer History, in cooperation with the Finnish Literature Society SKS. The seminar will be streamed and the premises are accessible. The registration link and the full program of the seminar will be published on web pages of the network partners (see below).

About Nordic network for queer history archives and activities (NnAQH)

The network is a project by QRAB – Queerrörelsens Arkiv och Bibliotek (Sweden), Friends of Queer History (Finland) and The Norwegian archive for queer history, Skeivt arkiv (Norway). The aim of this project is to create a network of queer history archives and activities in the Nordic and Baltic countries and to promote the sharing of experience and knowledge and to explore opportunities for partnership, infrastructure solutions, and financial conditions.

The building of the network is partly financed by Nordic LGBTI Fund/NIKK. We are also in this very now building a network web page and you’ll find links to the page at mentioned sites in due time.

Looking forward to seeing you at the conference!