Gender and sexuality: Pasts, presents, futures

This summer course explores issues of gender and sexuality in the contemporary world with a special emphasis on LGBTQ+ issues.

An international summer school at the University of Copenhagen.

This course asks: How has history formed the present that we find ourselves in, and how do we form the present that will become a future? We will explore this through reading, discussing, exploring the city, and visiting activist organizations in Copenhagen, as well as having international experts teaching us and discussing with us.

The course partly overlaps thematically with the Danish Culture Course, Gender and Sexuality, which runs both in the Spring and the Autumn semester.

Read the full course description.


Weekends are included

Note that weekend days are included in the course schedule given the condensed period of two weeks.


We will be using the university as our classroom, but also explore the city, and look for traces of its sexual and minority history.
All sites can be easily reached via public transport, bicycle, foot, or/and scooter – however, should you have any accessibility-related concerns, please feel free to mail your queries in advance to


The exam is a written take-home assignment with an optional subject.
Scope: 6-10 standard pages.


Credits: 7.5 ECTS
Duration: 5 August 2024 - 14 August 2024 (including weekend).
Tutor/course coordinator: Peter Edelberg, Teaching Associate Professor, PhD.
Application deadlines: 
  • First round: 1 April 2024
  • Second round: 1 June 2024 (after availability)