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12. 08. 2019 - 14. 08. 2019 
The Global North: Spaces, Connections, and Networks before 1700
Keynote speakers

Viking-age and Early Medieval: Neil Price, Uppsala University
Middle Ages: Felicitas Schmieder, FernUniversität in Hagen
Early Modern Era: Steve Murdoch, University of St Andrews

When Janet Abu-Lughod sketched the contours of a medieval “world system” in her landmark study Before European Hegemony, published nearly thirty years ago, she located the preponderance of global trade and the density of communication networks in the southern hemisphere. In recent decades, however, new trends in research and new forms of evidence have complicated, enriched, and expanded this picture, geographically as well as chronologically. We now know that vast portions of the world were interconnected throughout the Middle Ages and Early Modern time, moreover, that the entire circumpolar North was a contact zone in its own right, with many connections to the rest of the medieval globe.

This conference invites scholars of many disciplines to explore the spaces, connections, and networks of the Global North within a longer time frame and to offer new perspectives that cross the frontiers of traditional national historiographies or insular regional studies. We welcome relevant contributions by scholars of late antiquity/Viking period, the Middle Ages, and the Early Modern period whose work sheds light on the central themes of the conference. Indeed, this will be the first in a recurrent series dedicated to the Global North, with future conferences concentrating on other periods and other themes. Select papers drawn from the conference proceedings will be revised for publication.

The organizers invite proposals for individual papers (20 minutes) or multi-paper sessions. Titles and abstracts (300 words) should be submitted no later than 15 December 2018. The program committee will notify participants of their selection in mid-January of 2019.

This first conference on the Global North is organized by the Centre for Medieval Studies, the Early Modern history milieu, the Centre for Maritime Studies, and the Institute of Urban History at Stockholm University, and by the Program in Medieval Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Ort : Stockholm

07. 10. 2019 - 09. 10. 2019 
g19 Swedish Conference for Gender Research
We invite researchers, scholars and practitioners to participate in g19 – the biennial Swedish conference for gender studies, titled Rethinking Knowledge Regimes. The conference seeks to bring together the broad and interdisciplinary field that constitutes gender studies in Sweden today. The conference aims at stimulating cooperation among researchers from various academic disciplines and targets scholars, students, practitioners and activists.

Please submit your abstract no later than January 7th, 2019. The abstract submission opens December 1st, 2018.
Ort : Göteborg

15. 10. 2019 - 16. 10. 2019 
CFP: Environmental Change in Nordic Fiction
Third Workshop of the Ecocritical Network for Scandinavian Studies

In the current climate of a global ecological crisis, visions and representations of the Nordic environment are undergoing a swift change. Traditionally, imagery of the Nordic and Arctic areas has been heavily influenced by the national Romantic ideas of purity and pristine wilderness, which still inform our common notions about the Northern nature. In recent years, however, the Northern environment has become a political hotspot, where the effects of global climate change are readily visible. The Arctic is warming faster than any other region on Earth, and visions of the future in the Nordic region are adopting increasingly concerning qualities.

The third workshop of the Ecocritical Network for Scandinavian Studies will focus on environmental change in Nordic fiction. We provide a platform for scholars to investigate how environmental issues are represented in the Nordic fiction across media, and how the physical impact of ecological transformation affects our environmental imagination. We do not intend to limit our perspective on today’s ecological challenges, but rather wish to emphasize a historical perspective on how physical changes in the environment are connected to new kinds of cultural representations and new ways of seeing and thinking about the world around us. By examining the hopes and fears associated with the changing environment, we wish to contribute to a fuller understanding of ecological issues in Nordic fiction.

Paper proposals are invited on topics including but not limited to the following (all in relation to Nordic literatures and cultures):

– Changing visions of the future: dystopias and utopias
– Changing representations of wilderness
– Changes in the urban environments
– Changing landscapes
– Changes in/of Nordic flora and fauna

Researchers from all levels of experience (including PhD students) are encouraged to submit a proposal of up to 300 words for a 20-minute paper (followed by a 10-minute discussion) to enscanmail(at)gmail(dot)com by April 30, 2019.

The workshop language will be English.

The workshop is arranged by the Ecocritical Network for Scandinavian Studies (ENSCAN) in collaboration with the research project Darkening Visions: Dystopian Fiction in Contemporary Finnish Literature at the Tampere University (Kone Foundation, 2015–2019).
Ort : Tampere

24. 10. 2019 - 25. 10. 2019 
Constructions in the Nordics | Konstruktioner i Norden | Konstruksjoner i Norden
In recent decades, Construction Grammar (CxG) has developed into a firmly established, but also an increasingly multifaceted approach to the study and description of language. This includes not only different strands of CxG theory, but also a wide range of linguistic phenomena that are investigated from a constructionist perspective, including work on lexical and grammatical structures as well as language change, linguistic variation, language contact, and language acquisition and even various forms of application in the fields of language technology and language teaching.

CxG and related frameworks, such as Cognitive Grammar or usage-based linguistics in general, have also seen an increase in popularity in the Nordic countries as well as in studies on Nordic languages. While Nordic researchers participate regularly in international conferences, CxG events specifically related to the Nordics are rare, a theme session at the 2017 Svenskans beskrivning in Uppsala being a notable exception.

Aiming at giving the vibrant but somewhat scattered Nordic CxG community a platform to learn more about each other's work and form new collaborations, Constructions in the Nordics is planned as a series of CxG workshops, starting out at Kiel University in 2019 and continuing at the University of Gothenburg in 2020. At these workshops, we want to gather both CxG researchers in the Nordic countries, regardless of what languages they are studying; and linguists applying constructionist approaches to any of the Nordic languages, regardless of where they are.

We welcome 30-minute presentations in English, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish. Please submit your abstracts (through EasyChair, max. 500 words including examples, excluding references) by June 3rd 2019.

We particularly want to encourage junior researchers within the field to participate in the workshop. We are therefore offering the opportunity for MA and PhD students to apply for two travel scholarships. To apply, send in a short description of your research project to s.hoeder(at)isfas(dot)

Important dates:

3 June 2019: Abstract submission deadline

5 July 2019: Notification of acceptance

24/25 October 2019: Workshop in Kiel, Germany


Steffen Höder, Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel

Benjamin Lyngfelt, University of Gothenburg

Julia Prentice, University of Gothenburg
Ort : Kiel

14. 11. 2019 - 15. 11. 2019 
Call for papers 
SAALS 4: 4th Saami Linguistics Symposium
The Symposium is the continuation of a series of international symposia previously held in Tromsø in 2006 and 2009, and in Freiburg in 2017. The purpose of the symposium is to give researchers the opportunity to present current research, participate in formal and informal discussions on relevant topics, and explore potential opportunities for collaborative work. We especially encourage younger researchers at the Master’s and PhD levels to present their work.

Papers related to all aspects of Saami languages and linguistics are welcome. The keynote speech will be given by Johanna Nichols (Berkeley) and address the topic of the typological westernization of Saamic. With this in mind, we are particularly looking forward to papers drawing on typological research. As it has been 400 years since the publication of the first book in Saami we also look forward to papers on the history of the written languages.

Please submit an anonymous, one-page abstract - in PDF format only - in English or a Saami language via EasyChair by 31 July 2019.

Notification to authors: 15 September 2019.
Ort : Uppsala

27. 11. 2019 - 29. 11. 2019 
Møte om norsk språk – MONS
MONS er den største konferansen for utforsking av norske språk og det viktigaste forumet for utveksling av resultat, idear og synspunkt knytte til forsking på norske språk uavhengig av særdisiplin og teoretisk retning. Konferansen har vorte halden annakvart år sidan 1985 og vender seg til forskarar og masterstudentar.

Konferansen byrjar onsdag ettermiddag og sluttar med lunsj fredag. Deltakarane tingar rom sjølve; dei som vil bu på konferansehotellet, kan bruke NTNUs avtalekode 59364.

VI har i år fire inviterte føredragshaldarar som til saman viser breidda i forskinga på norsk språk:

- Ingrid Lossius Falkum, Universitetet i Oslo
- Jan Kristian Hognestad, Universitetet i Stavanger
- Marit Julien, Lunds universitet
- Aditi Lahiri, Oxford-universitetet

Viktige datoar

30.6. Frist for å føreslå dugnadsgrupper

12.8. Frist for å sende inn ordinære samandrag

31.8. Tilbakemelding på samandrag

2.9. Påmeldingsfrist (påmelding seinare er mogleg, men dyrare)
Ort : Trondheim

05. 12. 2019 - 06. 12. 2019 
Poesididaktik-symposium med bland andra poeten Olivia Bergdahl
Arrangemang med institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion och institutionen för didaktik och pegagogisk profession.

Föreläsare: den svenska skolaktiva poeten Olivia Bergdahl, Dr. Debbie Pullinger, Wolfson College, Univ. of Cambridge och Dr. Daniel Xerri, University of Malta.

Workshops och papers.
Ort : Göteborg

23. 04. 2020 - 24. 04. 2020 
ASLA 2020
Det nationella symposiet för ASLA, Svenska föreningen för tillämpad språkvetenskap, anordnas den 23-24 april 2020 vid Göteborgs universitet.

Temat är Språklig mångfald, vilket ska tolkas i vid och kreativ bemärkelse. Även bidrag inom tillämpad språkvetenskap som inte knyter an till temat är välkomna. Utöver sessionspresentationer innehåller symposiet tre plenarföredrag och ett panelsamtal om Språklig mångfald och samverkan.

- Hanna Sofia Rehnberg, Södertörns högskola
- Jan Svennevig, MultiLing Senter for flerspråklighet, Universitetet i Oslo
- Maria Löfdahl, Institutet för språk och folkminnen, och Johan Järlehed, Göteborgs universitet

Konferensens språk är svenska, danska, norska och engelska.

Viktiga datum
3 september 2019 System för inlämning av abstract öppnar
1 november 2019 Sista dag för inlämning av abstract
18 december 2019 Besked om antaget abstract
8 januari 2020 Registrering öppnar
23-24 april 2020 ASLA-symposium

Varmt välkommen till ASLA-symposiet 2020 i Göteborg!

Organisationskommittén genom Stina Ericsson
Ort : Göteborg

29. 04. 2020 - 03. 05. 2020 
SASS 2020
CONFERENCE THEME: Postcolonial Entanglements

The SASS conference 2020 in Puerto Rico takes as its point of departure a profound engagement with its location. Since the beginning of European transatlantic expansion, the Caribbean has been a crossroads of encounters of Europe, Africa, and the Americas. It is still marked in many ways by the legacies of colonization, imperialism, and slavery. Both former Dano-Norwegian (The US Virgin Islands; an unincorporated United States territory) and Swedish (St. Barthélemy; an overseas collectivity of France) colonies are located in the immediate vicinity of Puerto Rico. A few years after the 2017 centennial commemoration of the transfer of the Danish West Indian Islands to the United States, the SASS 2020 conference will be an opportunity to reflect if there is a noticeable shift in the understanding of the Scandinavian countries as part of coloniality, past and present. The conference’s approach to its location reflects recent historiographic thought that seeks to replace national histories with the recognition of shared, entangled, yet conflicted histories. The SASS conference in Puerto Rico wants to address the Caribbean present, and other temporal and spatial dimensions of Euro-American entanglements.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Jeannette Ehlers and La Vaughn Belle
Ort : Puerto Rico
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