Nordic Studies Research Seminar at UC Berkeley

A half-day seminar in cooperation with The Nordic Center at UC Berkeley 27 October 2022.

ReNEW arranges a half-day seminar in cooperation with the Nordic Center at UC Berkeley. The event will introduce the Nordic Studies concept of ReNEW and more precisely some of the speakers will talk about their contributions to the first volume of the ReNEW book series (Nordic Studies in a Global context), The Making and Circulation of Nordic Models, Ides and Images (Routledge 2021). 

Nordic Studies Research Seminar at faculty club UC Berkeley

27 October 2022 9.30 a.m. – 2.00 p.m

09.30: Welcome

  • Gry Rabe Henriksen, Norwegian Consulate General, San Francisco
  • Robert Strand, UC Berkeley Nordic Center
  • Haldor Byrkjeflot, ReNEW/University of Oslo, editor of Routledge book series Nordic Studies in a Global Context

09.40: Robert Strand; Nordic Center, Berkeley: Sustainable Vikings

10.05: Peter Stadius, Centre for Nordic Studies CENS at the University of Helsinki and ReNEW: Nordic Studies in the World – does it matter?

10.20:  Haldor Byrkjeflot, Department of sociology and human geography, UiO: The Nordic model in a global context

Routledge book series Nordic Studies in a Global Context 

11.15: Byron Rom Jensen, University of Helsinki: The Nordic models in U.S. politics and beyond

11.45: Linda Rugg, Department of Scandinavian studies, UC Berkeley: Swedish colonial history on the East Coast of North America 

12.15: Closing discussion

Mark Sandberg, Department of Scandinavian Studies, UC Berkeley: Nordic studies at the intersections of humanities and social sciences

Comments/discussion in panel:

  • Åse Gornitzka, vice rector, University of Oslo 
  • Peter Stadius, CENS, University of Helsinki
  • Trond Petersen, UC Berkeley