Wednesday, 14 August 2013

NRN 2013 Programme

We're very excited to publish the programme for the third annual NRN conference! Have a look and register for the conference online.


Thursday 5th September 2013
Lecture Theatre 118, Chandler House, UCL, 2 Wakefield Street, WC1N 1PF London



09:00
Registration
09:30
Welcome
09:45
Keynote address:

Andrew Newby, Helsinki University 
"The Cradle of Our Noblest Energies and Blood": Victorian Britain's  (Ab)use of Scandinavian History
10:45
Coffee break
11:00
Panel 1: National Discourses

Dominic Hinde, University of Edinburgh
From ethics to storytelling: understanding agents as narrators in Swedish environmentalism

Guro Buchanan, University of Manchester 
State Feminism meets Gender Neutral Conscription, is the Norwegian Pursuit of Gender Equality still Woman-Friendly

Ian Giles 
The Fårö Documents: The Political or Regionalised Ingmar Bergman?

Nicholas Prindiville, UCL 
Discourses on Identity in Finland’s Return Immigration Law
12:30
Lunch
13:30
Panel 2: The Military and War

Josefin Hedlund, King’s College London
Peace Soldier: Swedish identity and the frames that make war possible

Björn Nordgren, University of St Andrews
Chancellor Oxenstierna’s War 1635-1643: A guide to archival sources

Dr Guy Puzey, University of Edinburgh
Exploring Scottish-Norwegian Wartime Connections: An Experience of Public Engagement

Louisa Taylor, UCL 
The Treatment of Opponents in War in 11th to 13th Century Norway and Denmark
15:00
Coffee
15:15
Panel 3: Re-imagining Myths

Jessica Hancock, University of Oxford 
Violence to Silence: Female Figures in the Scandinavian Völsung legend

Victoria Lesley Ralph, UCL 
Sagascapes and Mythscapes from Old Norse Literature in the Landscapes and Cityscapes of Selma Lagerlöf’s Narratives

Pei-Sze Chow and Essi Viitanen, UCL
Building Dialogue: Representing Urban Structures on Film
16:45
End
18:00
Drinks reception
19:00
Conference Dinner


Friday 6th September 2013
Lecture Theatre 118, Chandler House, UCL, 2 Wakefield Street, WC1N 1PF London


9:00
Panel 4: The UK and Scandinavia

Adam Grimshaw, University of St Andrews 
Anthony Knipe: a case study of English experience in 17th century Scandinavia

Matilda Watson, Kings College London
Digital/Non-digital approaches to manuscript cultures in England, Norway and Sweden in the 11th Century

Eleanor Rye, University of Nottingham
Assessing the Vikings’ Linguistic Legacy: Quantifying the Scandinavian contribution to the Wirral’s medieval minor names

Nichola Smalley, UCL
Comparing Slang in Stockholm and London Literature
10:30
Coffee break
10:45
Panel 5: Cultural Markets

Agnes Broome, UCL
How to judge a book by its cover: Scandinavia as a literary genre

Barbara Tesio, University of Edinburgh 
Language and identity in Karen Blixen’s Gengældelsens Veje

Georgina Berritta, Manchester Metropolitan University 
The Use of Gender in Forbrydelsen and its American Remake 

Charlotte Berry, University of Edinburgh 
Going to Blighty: Agaton Sax and Andre Deutsch
12:15
Lunch
13:15
Panel 6: Representations of the Real 

Harriet Jean Evans, University of York 
The horse and his Hero: a symbiotic relationship in Old Norse literature

Keith Ruiter, University of York
Visibility, Authority, and Execution in Heimskringla

Anna Tebelius, UCL 
An illustrated odyssey through the experimental and intertextual Nordic novel Polyfem förvandlad (1964)
14:45
Coffee break
15:15
Knowledge exchange workshop lead by Marita Frasier, UCL
Publishing and peer reviewing with BookType: a preparation for publishing NRN conference proceedings.

Computer Room B29, Foster Court, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT
16:15
End






Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Registration now open!


Registration for the NRN 2013 is now open!



Register online at eventbrite to ensure your place at the third annual NRN conference 5-6 September 2013.

NRN 2013 Keynote speaker announced


We are very excited to announce that the NRN 2013 keynote speaker is Andrew Newby. Newby is a Docent at the Department of World Cultures at Helsinki University. As a historian whose research covers both the Nordic region and Britain, he is an especially apt speaker to start off our conference of UK-based Nordic research. 
His keynote paper is titled 
"The Cradle of Our Noblest Energies and Blood": Victorian Britain's
(Ab)use of Scandinavian History.

Friday, 12 April 2013

NRN 2013 Call for Papers



CALL FOR PAPERS

Nordic Research Network 3rd Annual Conference 2013

The conference organisers invite participants to the Nordic Research Network 2013, hosted by UCL’s Department of Scandinavian Studies. This two-day interdisciplinary conference on 5-6 September 2013 will bring together UK-based postgraduate students and early-career researchers currently working on topics relating to the Nordic area.

We are now inviting proposals from UK-based postgraduate students and early-career researchers (with three years or less of postdoctoral experience) for brief presentations (≤ 20 mins) discussing their current research aims or findings. Participation is not limited to those working within departments of Scandinavian Studies, and proposals are welcome on Nordic research in all areas of the humanities and social sciences.
We highly encourage alternative and interactive presentation formats beyond the traditional paper presentation. Examples include presentations given in Pecha Kucha format, video, group panel discussion, roundtable, etc. Presentations will be followed by discussion and feedback in a supportive atmosphere.
If you wish to present at this conference, please send a titleabstract (≤ 200 words) and a short biographical note including your institutional affiliation (≤ 50 words) to nordicresearchnetwork@gmail.com by 17 May 2013, 6pmThese will be reviewed by the conference committee, and you will be notified of the outcome shortly thereafter.

Do note also that there is an opportunity for conference papers to be published in book form.


Organising Committee
Agnes Broome ● Pei-Sze Chow ● Thomas Hoctor ● Nichola Smalley ● Louisa Taylor ● Essi Viitanen



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