2021 Summer Session Program for Study Circle 8: Futures of education, cultural diversity, imaginations and collective transformations in time of the Anthropocene

2021 Summer 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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15-17 OCTOBER 2021

Online Symposium

Dates | 15-17 October, 2021

Place | Online Symposium

Theme | Education and the Human Other in the Anthropocene


15 October 2021 Friday

10:30-11:00 Official Opening. Summer Session SC8 2021. SC8 Coordinators.

11:00-12:00 Carsten Friberg, Denmark, Who is rational?

12:00-13:00 Kristian Guttesen, Denmark/Iceland, Character Education Through Poetry

13:00-14:00 Lunch and Coffee Break

14:00-15:00 Bill Thompson, United Kingdom, Marcuse’s Mistake

15:00-16:00 Torben Albertsen, Denmark/Chile, Theorizing intercultural emancipation from a co-joint perspective of key notions in Boaventura De Sousa Santos and Viveiros De Castro

16 October 2021 Saturday

10:00-11:00 Michael Paulsen, Denmark, The Zoelogical School – a Radical Educational Response to the Anthropocene

11:00-12:00 Kasia Mika, United Kingdom, Pedagogy of Scale: teaching and living through crises

12:00-13:00 Lunch and Coffee Break

13:00-14:00 Iskra Tasevska Hadji Boshkova, Macedonia, Becoming more human than other (teaching ancient Indian texts in the Antropocene

14:00-15:00 Simona Shenbakar, Macedonia/Germany, The Reproductive Health in the era of the Anthropocene

17 October 2021 Sunday

10:00-11:00 Jyrki Pöysä, Finland, Noisy about oneself – Capitalistic ethics of self-presentation during the late Anthropocene compared to indigenous ethics of selfhood in Finnish vernacular culture

11:00-12:00 Elena Ončevska Ager, Macedonia, Capitalism and education: How to redress the balance?

12:00-13:00 Agnieszka Sobieska, Poland, “Is ‘B’ for Bee or Burqa? Education of Afghan Women ‘within the framework of Islamic Law’”

13:00-13:30 Closing of the SC8 Summer Session. NSU Coordinators.

NSU (Activities)
1 October (Friday)

Festive Opening of NSU!
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15 October (Friday)

17:00 Silvia Feredici – Key Note Speaker
Please note, the registration for the attendance of the key note lecture is required.

17 October (Sunday)

14:00-15:30 General Assembly Day 1

30 October (Saturday)

14:00-15:30 General Assembly Day 2

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  • Jasna Koteska, Ph.D., Full Professor in Humanities University Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, Macedonia (jasnakoteska@yahoo.com)
  • Oddbjørn Jensen, High School Teacher, Hammerfest Videregående Skole, Norway (oddbjorn.jensen@gmail.com)

The Nordic Summer University (NSU) is a Nordic network for research and interdisciplinary studies.

NSU is a nomadic, academic institution, which organizes workshop-seminars across disciplinary and national borders. Since it was established in 1950, Nordic Summer University has organized forums for cultural and intellectual debate in the Nordic and Baltic region, involving students, academics, politicians, and intellectuals from this region and beyond.

Decisions about the content and the organizational form of the NSU lay with its participants. The backbone of the activities in the NSU consists of its thematic study circles. In the study circles researchers, students, and professionals from different backgrounds collaborate in scholarly investigations distributed regularly in summer and winter symposia for three years.

For more information: http://nordic.university

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