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Ada Nilsson at the barricades in Triewaldsgränd. A biography

Research project Ada Nilsson at the barricades in Triewaldsgränd. Gyneacologist Ada Nilsson vas the motor and nave for a lot of those networks who believed that the time of modernity and emancipation would lead to an upgrading of women’s life and work, and towards peace and cooperation across the boarders.

Her flat in Triewaldsgränd, Old Town in Stockholm, were called the House of five frontiers, because of the five battle of ideas she fought; the issue of women, peace, earth, population and liberal thought. In her home, which was a medical centra and a literary saloon as well as a centra for political conspiracies, both feminists, radical men, intellectuals, artists and politicians gathered. Together with the Fogelstad group she founded the school for women as citizens 1921, and during 1923-36 they published the monthly magazine Tidevarvet, with Ada Nilsson as editor and economical beneficiary. This study will focus on Ada Nilsson and her importance for women issues and the work for peace on earth in the early years of the twentieth century.

Project overview

Project period:

2009-01-01 2010-12-31

Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Department of Culture and Media Studies