Welcome to the 2021 October “Summer” Session of the Nordic Summer University

Dear old and new friends and members of the Nordic Summer University,

Summer is almost over, but the Summer Session of the Nordic Summer University is about to start! During the whole month of October, things will be happening (mostly online). Several symposia organised by the different study circles will take place, keynote lecture by Silvia Federici, and… of course also the General Assembly of the Nordic Summer University. (For dates and details… see the list below.)

Please invite friends, colleagues, those people you’ve always wanted to drag along to the remote island or venue where the NSU summer session normally takes place, as this year it will be very easy to join one or several of the events. 

Only requirement to join is to become a member. Memberships are available for 0, 10 or 25 euro. (And please contact the circle coordinators for information on joining the symposia of the different circles. Often it is possible to come as a participant and listen in, even when the call for papers has already ended.)

Looking forward to seeing you all during the Opening Session on Friday 1st of October!

With warm regards,
Nicole des Bouvrie
Chair Nordic Summer University 2021

Some highlights from the NSU October Session… more information and ways to sign up to follow soon, see www.nsuweb.org for all information.

Opening Session

Friday 1 October, 18:00 CET 
Festive opening, with special guest Vivi Vold who will show parts of her film about the use of indigenous knowledge and decolonising academia, which will open up the discussion of the future of NSU. There will be regional meetings in breakout-rooms, where we can discuss important points for the future of NSU from our perspectives and choose delegates for the NSU General Assembly. 
Register on Zoom.

Future of NSU – Online Panel & Discussion

Friday 8 October, 18:00 CET
We will meet to discuss the future of NSU. As a base for our discussions we will use both the dialogue lead by Qivioq Løvstrøm and Vivi Volt around Decolonizing Academia and the information brought forth by Johan Söderberg from discussions with Karolina and strategic new funding possibilities. Discussions will be lead by Laura Hellsten and take place in breakout rooms.
Register on Zoom.

Keynote: Silvia Federici

Friday 15 October, 17:00 CET
Register on Zoom [updated link!]

General Assembly Day 1 & Day 2

Sunday 17 October 2021 from 14:00-15:30 CET and 16:00-17:30 CET
& Saturday 30 October 2020 from 14:00-15:30 CET and 16:00-17:30 CET
See agenda (still being updated) – Register on Zoom

Study Circle Symposia

Circle 1 Symposium: The Urban Environment
23-24 October 2021 – Information

Circle 3 Symposium: Solidarity and the Political – Feminist thinking and the needs of today
23-24 October 2021 – Information

Circle 4 Symposium: Culture and the Impending Ecocatastrophe. Narratives of Ecology and Sustainable Futures
20 October 2021 – Information

Circle 5 Symposium: Racialization, Knowledge Production and Researcher Positionality
11-13 October 2021 – in Roskilde, Denmark & online – Information

Circle 6 Symposium: The urban, rural and wild: human-nature relations in the North
14-15 October 2021 – Information

Circle 7 Open Mic and drinks evening
12 October 19:00-21:00 CET – Information

Circle 8 Symposium: Education and the Human Other in the Anthropocene
15-17 October 2021 – Program & information