New podcast series lifts women from Kalmar County

Men have always been given priority in the writing of history. The gender distribution is also skewed when it comes to research and teaching materials. Now the County Administrative Board Kalmar County and the Kalmar County Museum have taken the initiative to highlight famous women, or women who should be famous in our local environment and history. To spread knowledge, we record a series of podcasts called "Ljus på kvinnor". The investment takes place within the framework of the Year of Democracy 2021. The aim is to make visible women from the county who have had a great impact on the development of society. The podcast series features Kata Dahlström, Cecilia Fryxell and Margit Friberg, among others. The first podcast will be released on Friday 9 July and is about Emmy Rappe, Sweden's answer to Florence Nightingale.

We welcome the media to the press conference where we will tell you more!

Date & Time

Friday 9 July 2021 at 9.00 am. We are on site until 10.00 am.

Place

Restaurant and Café Ångkvarnen, Kalmar county museum

Participating

Participating in the press conference are:

  • Helen Nilsson, County Administrative Board, Kalmar County, Special case equality expert/development leader children's rights, County Administrative Board in Kalmar County
  • Tina Lindström, head of the educational unit, Kalmar county museum

Background

In September 1921, both men and women could finally go to the ballot boxes and vote for the first and second chambers, and when the Riksdag opened in January 1922, for the first time five women could take their seats as members. Together with the Authority Act (i.e. that even married women were of legal age), the suffrage reform means that women are fully recognized as political citizens.

Kerstin Hesselgren is the only woman elected to the first chamber. Elisabeth Tamm is elected to the second chamber together with Agda Östlund, Nelly Thüring and Bertha Wellin.

Our history is full of the destinies of women and men. But men have always been given priority in the writing of history. The gender distribution is also skewed when it comes to research and teaching materials, even though women have now begun to get a little more space in the history books, but we still need to pay extra attention to find and see the women who were in the archives and when we write history. Elevating women and women's activities in history is an important issue for gender equality, and a prerequisite for democracy.

Light on women is a collaborative project between the County Administrative Board and the Kalmar County Museum. The aim is to make visible women from the county who had great significance for the development of society. The women all have connections to the county and lived in the 19th and 20th centuries. What all eight women have in common is that they somehow took a place in the public space, contributed to the development of society and also challenged their contemporaries' view and expectations of gender roles - of how to be a woman.

Light on women - because they deserve it and because women in history are part of our democracy. The series is broadcast via Kalmar County Museum's podcast Museimagasinet and is available via the museum's website and where podcasts are available.

For more information

Helen Nilsson
Special expert on gender equality/development leader children's rights, County Administrative Board, Kalmar County
Phone: 010-223 84 66
E-mail: helen.e.nilsson@lansstyrelsen.se

Tina Lindström
Head of Unit, Educational Unit, Kalmar County Museum
Phone: 070-558 51 02
E-mail: tina.lindstrom@kalmarlansmuseum.se

 

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