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“Some women never seem to have lived in Malmö” About visibility, recognition and gender in the stories of Malmö

Irene_cover_xThe report is the product of an initiative from the Institute for Studies in Malmö's history. The intention was that based on specific perspectives discuss the basis for further research. The project focuses on the production history of the city of Malmö in the 1900s from a gender perspective and is presented here in a report that can be used in discussions with institutions in Malmö and the people in the city. The report is a comprehensive study of research and other texts of Malmö as well as in the production of cultural heritage institutions. In the text, questions are asked about about the gender perspective and the image of Malmö - the city whose historical image is often characterized as industrialization, welfare policy , a spirit of cooperation and social democracy.

(The book is written in Swedish)

Malmö 1914

malmo_1914_framsidaIn May 1914 the Baltic Exhibition in Malmö opened, and progress and optimism abounded. All four nations bordering the Baltic Sea - there were no more - invested heavily to showcase the best of culture and technology. In the midst of the ongoing exhibition the First World War broke out, wherein two of the exhibiting nations where at war with each other.

Malmö 1914 is a book for those who want to discover life in the city, in the dramatic year of 1914. Besides startling events such as the Baltic exhibition in the summer months, and the meeting of the three kings in December, the book provides a broad picture of Malmo before the leap to the modern.

The book's 22 authors, all of whom have expertise in their respective fields , talks about health care, justice, sport , women's and workers' movements, business and entrepreneurship , the city's various religious communities, culture , architecture and especially transport which took visitors into the city and that made it possible for residents to travel in the city, for example by tram to the Baltic exhibition.

Malmo 1914 is aimed at anyone who wants to get a new perspective on life in society and events in a Swedish city at the time of the First World War. The book is richly illustrated with extensive photographic material and clarifying maps.

(The book is written in Swedish)

Our first century – The LO-section of Malmo 100 years

LO_Malmo_minnesskrift_2013-1The Malmö Trade Union Movements Central-organization was established in August 28, 1913 to improve the situation of Malmö's working population.

They came together to stand strong and to demand the right to a safe work environment, 8-hour day and a wage that you could live on.

Natural rights of today, such as universal and equal suffrage for men and women were still a few years away.

There was peace in 1913 but the following year, millions of young men were killed in the First World War trenches. Therefore, one of the trade union movement's main requirements was always to keep the peace. There is no progress and no prosperity without peace.

The idea to collaborate between the different unions gave added strength to pursue common interests.

In 1913 the labor movement in Malmö had built a People's House where you could hold meetings and parties, the movement had created a People's Park for the party and politics and its own workers' newspaper in Arbetet (The Work) . Pioneers like August Palm and Axel Danielsson had been active in Malmö.

2013 the LO section of Malmo is 100 years old. This booklet is about the union movement's success story in Malmo. A story about belief, struggle, conflict and joy.

(The book is written in Swedish)

Walk to history – Thirteen walks for those who want to discover Malmö


Walk to history is a book for those who want to discover Malmo. In thirteen section presents hikes on various themes of time and space:

  • Get help if you want to hike in the medieval city, or look after the Danish tracks.
  • Here you will meet the multi-religious Malmo, immigrants and the city of the women.
  • Here you will get tips on how you can join in the labor movements tracks, the city's green room and the architects city.
  • Here you can discover the important places for culture and music.
  • Here you get an opportunity to familiarize yourself with Malmö's environmental history and the view on the modern city.
  • Here you get an opportunity to discover Limhamnsvägen from a historical perspective.

Hopefully the book helps you see the city with new eyes, see different aspects and exciting perspectives. The book is written by seventeen authors who all have specialized knowledge in their fields. It is richly illustrated with photographs and drawings. Each hike is plotted on a map. The book addresses both Malmö residents who wish to gain new perspectives on their city and those visiting Malmö for the first time and want to do a different kind of sightseeing.

(The book is written in Swedish)

Senast uppdaterad av Joakim Wirén Åkesson