Summer Session

The week-long Summer Session is the yearly culmination of NSU’s activities where all circles hold their symposia at a shared location. The session takes place at a location in the Nordic or Baltic countryside, usually at the end of July. Study circles work during the day and in the evening, numerous social and cultural events take place. Excursions are made to local cultural attractions at the site of the summer session, and guests are invited to give new perspectives on the hosting country. Two international keynote speakers are invited to the summer session to make a total of four presentation. The keynotes integrate into the NSU as a whole by taking part in the study circles throughout the week.

NSU offers ECTS credits to students who participate or make a presentation at one of the symposia. Please contact the coordinator of your study circle for more information.

A key value of NSU is that families with children can participate at the summer sessions. NSU therefore provide what we call a “children’s circle” for participants who are between three and thirteen years old.

The 2021 Summer Session: Online, in October

Due to corona, in 2020 and 2021 the Summer Session has been and will be an online event. In 2021 all the study circles will organise events (online and some local events) during October 2021.

As the summer is normally a great time to meet in between semesters, away from work, and the whole family including children are welcomed at NSU meetings, it seemed best to not organise the 2021 NSU Summer Session during the summer holidays… one more week to sit behind a computer, no. But NSU will organise meetings and events, during the whole month of October. Each circle will organise based on their own desires and possibilities. There will be seminars, beach readings, and of course the General Assembly will also take place online (just like in 2020!). Dates to keep in mind:

Opening of the Summer session with regional meetings (over zoom) and panel discussions: 1 October 2021

17 October 2021 – General Assembly Part 1

30 October 2021 – General Assembly Part 2

(Joint events will take place in the afternoon/evening (CET) to accommodate people from all over the Nordic region.)

Find call for papers and participation on each study circle’s page on the NSU website.

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Previous Summer Sessions

NSU Summer Session 2020 was held online and there were some local events throughout Europe.

NSU Summer Session 2019 was held from 28th of July to 4th of August 2019 at Roosta Holiday Village (, Haapsalu, Estonia.

All information on the Summer Session 2019 can be found here:

NSU Summer Session 2018 was held from 29th of July to 5th of August 2018 in Fårö, Gotland, Sweden. You can read all about it here:

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