from 29 to 30 October, 2015

Europe and Norden: Geographies and strategies

Two day research seminar:

The main goal of this interdisciplinary seminar is to present contemporary research on Norden in a European and global context, and explore new trends in this strand of research. Different aspects of exchanges and image dichotomies between the north and the south in Europe will one central theme amply examined and discussed by scholars from the social sciences, the humanities and law. This is also a networking event co-hosted by two vital research environments on Nordic research. All participants (in or outside of academia) interested in discussing further cooperation in this field of research are invited to register (see below).


University of Oslo

Programme franco-norvégien en sciences humaines et sociales

University of Helsinki, CENS (Centre for Nordic Studies)

Institut Finlandais


DAY 1, October 29th

venue: Institut Finlandais, 60 rue des Écoles

  • 10.00: Welcoming words: Directrice Meena Kuusisto & Peter Stadius
  • 10.30: Stefan Nygård & Carl Marklund: Negotiating progress in Europe’s Northern and Southern peripheries
  • 11.00: Ainur Elmgren: From Pan-Europa to Paris – A cultural Radical itinerary 1920-1970
  • 11.30-11.45: short break
  • 11.45: Paolo Borioni: Steincke, Danish Welfare reform and a new alliance besides the “kulturradikalerne”
  • 12.15: Alan Granadino: The Spanish transition, PSOE and European influences.
  • 13-14.30: Lunch
  • 14.30: Janne Holmén: Spaces of Expectation: Mental Mapping and Historical Imagination in the Baltic Sea and Mediterranean Region
  • 15.00: Adriana Luna Fabritius: Neapolitan Enlightenment: A victim of biased historiography?
  • 15.30: Peter Stadius: L’effet Montestquieu and mapping North and South
  • 16.00-16.30 Coffee
  • 16.30-17.30: Concluding remarks of day one

DAY 2, October 30th

Venue: Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH), 190, Avenue de France, Salle A

  • 10.00 – 10.15 Welcome by Professor Bjarne Rogan, director of Programme Franco-Norvégien & Gro Bjørnerud Mo
  • 10.15 – 11.00 Rebecca Adler-Nissen: Post-Imperial Norden: Sovereignty Games Beyond the Nordic Security Community
  • 11. 00 – 11.15: Short break
  • 11.15 – 12.15:
  1. Inger Johanne Sand: Nordic responses to Europeanization in law and constitutions
  2. Espen Hagen Olsen: Discourses of Europeanization in Norden: From Possibility to Threat?
  • 12.30 – 14.00: Lunch at FMSH
  • 14.00 – 15.00 Jenny Andersson: How do we study images of Norden?
  • 15.00 – 15.15: Short break
  • 15.15 – 17.00
  1. Atle Wold: The Nordic Model in Scottish Politics: ideal or irrelevance?
  2. Andreas Hellesnes: May 68 - The Roots of the Swedish Model
  3. Carl Marklund: The Nordic Model on the global market of ideas
  • 17.00 – 17.30: Break
  • 17.30 – 18.30: Academic “speed-dates”, allowing for dialogues on further cooperation, networks, publications and applications

If you have further questions about this seminar or want to participate, please contact the organizers

Peter Stadius, University of Helsinki

Gro Bjørnerud Mo, University of Oslo


Venue : Le France
Localisation : Room Conseil A (Friday, 30th) and Institut Finlandais, 60 rue des Écoles, 75005 Paris (Thursday, 29th)
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