Winter Session Program for Study Circle 8: Futures of education, cultural diversity, imaginations and collective transformations in time of the Anthropocene

Nordiskt Sommeruniversitet

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Dates | 26-28 March, 2021

Place | Online Symposium

Theme | Education and Nature as the Other in the Anthropocene


26 March 2021 Friday

17:00-17:30 Opening and introduction of the Winter Session, SC8, NSU.

17:30-18:30 Key Note Jesper Garsdal, Social sculpture, the Anthropocene and global philosophy of edification, Denmark

18:30-19:30 Karen Bjerg Petersen, Rethinking Relationships through Education? Reflections on Place-based Education and Wild Pedagogies, Denmark

19:30-20:30 Tatjana Rosić-Ilić, Dark-Pedagogy and Fairy Tale, Serbia

27 March 2021 Saturday

10:00-10:10 Opening and introduction, Saturday. SC8, NSU, Winter Session

10:10-11:10 Key Note Mogens Chrom Jacobsen, Human Morality and the other Animals, Denmark

11:10-12:10 Hanne Riese and Line Hilt, Divergent Inclusion, Inclusion from Below. On the Role of Education in Becoming, Norway

12:10-13:00 Dragana Zarevska and Martin Kolarik, La Contextressa, Czech Republic

14:30-16:00 Special Afternoon Session. Open for all NSU groups

Key Note Speaker Eva D. Bahovec, From the Great Chain of Being to Education for the New Anthropocene, Slovenia

17:00-17:10 Opening and introduction to the second part of the program

17:10-18:10 Honorary lecture Bill Thompson, Education and Nature as the Other in the Anthropocene, United Kingdom

18:10-19:10 Magdalena Tabernacka, Ecology and Identity on the Way to the Realization of the Human Right to the Landscape and its Symbolic Value, Poland

19:10-20:10 Iskra Tasevska Hadji Boskova, Reading Nature’s Otherness in the Process of Teaching Literature, Macedonia

28 March 2021 Sunday

10:00-10:10 Opening and introduction, Sunday. SC8, NSU, Winter Session

10:10-11:10 Key Note Michael Paulsen, The Zoelogical School – a Radical Educational Response to the Anthropocene, Denmark

11:10-12:10 Jyrki Pöysä, Human Nature after the Collapse of Society – a Look at the Zombie Movies, Finland

12:10-13:10 Carsten Friberg, Eccentric and Anthropocene, Denmark

13:10-14:10 Agnieszka Sobieska The Influence of Environmental and Climatic Factors on the Dress of Muslim Women, Poland

16:00-16:10 Opening and introduction to the second part of the program

16:10-17:10 Torben Albertsen, Education and Nature as the Other in the Anthropocene,

17:10-18:10 Bogumila Myers, ‘Rus in urbe’ in XXI century, United Kingdom

18:10-19:10 Frosina Markovska, The Other/Nature in the Anthropocene, the Symbolic Order and Social Contract, Macedonia

19:10-19:30 Closing of the SC8 Winter Session, NSU


  • Jasna Koteska, Ph.D., Full Professor in Humanities University Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, Macedonia (
  • Oddbjørn Jensen, High School Teacher, Hammerfest Videregående Skole, Norway (
  • Kristian Guttesen, PhD Student, University of Birmingham, UK (

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