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Grant from Nordplus Horizontal

Grant from Nordplus Horizontal

The Nordic Summer University has received a Nordplus Horizontal grant of 33.000 € for the project “The Nordic Summer University: Sharing and Developing Experience of 70 Years of Democratic Education”. We are looking forward to meeting in person again in Winter/Spring 2022 and are looking forward to interesting discussions and an exciting NSU Winter Symposia 2022. The Nordic Summer University is an organisation led by volunteers. Each study circle is led by two or three leaders in their respective fields,…

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2020 Annual report

2020 Annual report

Dear friends, We’re pleased to let you know that the 2020 NSU Annual Report, plus the Financial Annual Report, can now be found on the website: https://www.nsuweb.org/organisation/nsu-board/annual-report-2020/ Despite the worldwide crisis, NSU has had a wonderful year, connecting to a lot of new and old participants. Almost all circles were able to continue its work, and the Board would like to thank all the participants, coordinators and other volunteers for their continued support and work to make NSU into the…

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Good news for Humanities in the Nordics – and NSU?

Good news for Humanities in the Nordics – and NSU?

Ever since its start in 1950, the Nordic Summer University (NSU) has brought together people from natural sciences, humanities and social science — simply because innovation in thinking and action works best when getting inspiration from beyond your own field. NSU is not a regular university in that sense, nor does it aim to be. It focusses on being a seeding ground, bringing together people from various backgrounds both in and outside of academia. To think, to experiment in thinking,…

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Announcement Summer Session 2021!

Announcement Summer Session 2021!

Even though the preparation for the Winter Symposia, which will all take place in February-March, are still going on, we can already let you know the following about the 2021 Summer Session! The Board, together with the coordinators of the study circles, looked at the possibilities in connection to the pandemic situation. It is very hard to predict what the opportunities are coming summer, but it is very probable that it will be hard to travel between countries. Even if…

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Winter Symposia 2021 – Coordinators meeting

Winter Symposia 2021 – Coordinators meeting

Last weekend the coordinators of the study circles of the Nordic Summer University met, to discuss the ongoing plans for the Winter Symposia, and to make first plans for the Summer Session this year. Also the keys of NSU were passed on from the departing 2020 Chair Inta Balode (Latvia) to the new Chair for 2021 Nicole des Bouvrie (International). With many thanks to the hard work of both Inta and the other members of the Board last year, and…

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‘Revolutionary Time’ Reading group finishes

‘Revolutionary Time’ Reading group finishes

During the Summer Session 2020, study circle 3 started two reading groups. One of the groups had their last meeting this week… although it is not really their last meeting. But: the book they have been reading is finished. Eight participants together read ‘Revolutionary Time: On Time and Difference in Kristeva and Irigaray’ by Fanny Söderbäck over the last couple of months. Diving into the question of change. The first and the last meeting was together with the author of…

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Circle 3 ‘Hospitality and Solidarity’ publishes Special Issue

Circle 3 ‘Hospitality and Solidarity’ publishes Special Issue

A special journal issue of ‘Approaching Religion’ was published by the study circle on ‘Hospitality and Solidarity: Feminist Philosophy in Thought, History and Action’. All participants to the Winter Symposium 2020 organised by Nordic Summer University’s Study Circle 3 were invited to contribute an article, reflection on the symposium, or a book review. Edited by Laura Hellsten and Nicole des Bouvrie, the coordinators of the study circle, who are very happy with the result, which is published open access, so…

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