The UiO:Nordic Seminar: What kind of future for Norden and Norden-research

Visiting scholar to UiO:Nordic, Johan Strang, presents CENS and his own Norden-related research:

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UiO:Nordic visiting scholar Johan Strang presents CENS, its mission, education and research. He will also talk about his own research on Norden-related topics such as:

  •  Nordic cooperation  (Nordic cooperation – a European region in transition, 2016)
  • The political and intellectual history of Norden (centre and periphery in the intellectual republic of Europe)
  • and the never-ending project on "how to understand Sweden" (the naïve, though admirable Swedish universalism)

Espen Stedje (Foreningen Norden), Maria af Klinteberg Herresthal (Voksenåsen), toghether with Haldor Byrkjeflot (UiO:Nordic) and UiO:Nordic Research groups will comment on Strang's presentation.

The seminar is open to the public. Coffee and tea will be served.


Johan Strang, University Lecturer at the Centre for Nordic Studies, is interested in Scandinavian politics and 20th century intellectual history. Last year he published an anthology called Nordic Cooperation – a European region in transition (Routledge 2016). Trained as a philosopher, he has studied the history of analytic philosophy in the Nordic countries (most recently in edited volume on Georg Henrik von Wright, 2016). He has also contributed to the discussion on transnational intellectual history with a small state perspective (e.g. Journal of the History of Ideas, 2016:1).Currently he is engaged in examining the significance of Scandinavian Legal Realism for Nordic conceptualizations of democracy.

Published June 28, 2017 10:43 AM - Last modified May 29, 2018 5:38 AM