Queer pedagogies of the Rainbow History Month


12.11.2019 at 10.00 - 13.11.2019 at 17.00
The Rainbow History Month was organized in Finland for the first time in 2018. Unlike in many other countries, in Finland the LGBTQI history month has not yet been taken to the schools (where it started in the U.S. in 1994). One possible reason might be that in Finland the pedagogies for addressing sexual and gender diversity have not necessarily been in the focus when educating future teachers. To overcome some of the obstacles for addressing LGBTQ histories and related themes in Finnish schools and memory institutions, this seminar addresses the different ways in which queer history can be integrated into the classroom and other sites of learning.