Contact person:
Pål Brunnström
  • Malmö kulturhistoriska förening
Responsible at Malmö University:
Pål Brunnström
Project members:
  • Tove Karnerud Malmö Pride
  • Åsa Sandström ABF Malmö
Time frame:
15 June 2021 - 31 December 2021
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Research subject:

Project description

The history of LGBTQIA+ people's lives and experiences has long been the unwritten story. In recent decades, this has changed and at present, there are a number of presentations, both scientific and more popular, that focus on how LGBTQIA+ people have lived their lives in Sweden. A strength of several contributions is to highlight the importance of the place.

For example, both Stockholm's and Gothenburg's LGBTQIA+ history has been written, but there is still a lack of history writing that geographically encompasses Malmö. The purpose of the project is to increase knowledge about Malmö's LGBTQIA+ history among Malmö residents and visiting tourists through a popular science anthology, to create understanding between people with different backgrounds and visibility for groups who for many periods of history have been forced to live their lives in secret.

The aim is also to make new academic research available to the general public and to create bridges between academia and idea-driven organizations that work with LGBTQIA+ issues. The book will be launched in connection with World Pride in August 2021, when we will also carry out city walks and launch an app and a physical map connected to the book's research results (in collaboration with Malmö City Archives and the app Be here then).