Nordic studies examines the Nordic countries from a societal and cultural perspective emphasizing both contemporary phenomena and historical knowledge. Centre for Nordic Studies CENS is a multidisciplinary research unit under the Department of Cultures, which practices and promotes multidisciplinary and comparative research and teaching on the Nordic region. CENS mission is to identify and analyze the particular factors, historical experiences, societal arrangements, cultural voicing and political conduct that make the Nordic countries Nordic. CENS works as a host unit for researchers and multidisciplinary research projects and hosts regularly seminars and other events.
Focus areas for research include
- Nordic countries as a shared and constructed historical region
- Nordic countries as a model and an image
- Cultural transfers
- Conceptual and intellectual history
- Area and cultural studies