Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World:
An Excellence Hub in Research, Education and Public Outreach
An Excellence Hub in Research, Education and Public Outreach ReNEW (Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World: An Excellence Hub in Research, Education and Public Outreach) aims at facilitating original research on the Nordic region within a challenging global context. Promoting mobility, exchange, conferences, and education, it brings together six Nordic universities in a strategic hub with world-wide connections. It involves the humanities and social sciences, including diverse strands of scholarship engaged with Norden. Within ReNEW, Södertörn University has the particular task of contributing to the problematisation of relations with overlapping and adjacent areas such as the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe. ReNEW also facilitates cooperation and partnership between researchers and decision makers from the public, private and third sector.
Applying cross-disciplinary and critical analyses ReNEW examines Nordic responses to global challenges in order to better understand their paradoxes, added-value, and limitations. Six cross-cutting themes are the initial focus of activities:
- Nordic cooperation and region-building
- Democracy, governance, and law
- Public policy, gender equality, and labour markets
- Imagining Norden – branding and reputation
- Multiculturalism and globalization
- Culture and media
Major instruments for achieving the goals of ReNEW are:
- A mobility and exchange programme for scholars and students.
- Educating a new generation of scholars through an annual Summer School and other Phd and post-doc research training activities.
- Conferences and seminars including smaller workshops and an annual conference arranged at one of the six partner universities
- Public outreach, providing research-based knowledge with relevance for policy-making institutions and promoting dialogue with policy-makers, business, and third sector activists.
- Raising the standard and international visibility of academic publishing on the Nordic region by concentrating the expertise, establishing a book series, and by providing an opportunity for researchers to publish their aritcles in a wide range of first class journals.
- The digital resource nordics.info External link, opens in new window. that offers a comprehensive source of research-based information on the Nordic countries in easily-accessible formats.
ReNEW is a joint venture of the University of Helsinki, the University of Oslo, Södertörn University, Aarhus University, Copenhagen Business School, and the University of Iceland.
For further information and current calls for applications, see the joint programme website External link..
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- Jonathan Pugh (University of Portsmouth), hosted by Political Science, postponed
- Johanna Rainio-Niemi (University of Helsinki), hosted by Institute of Contemporary History, August–December 2021
- Byron Zachary Rom-Jensen (Århus University), hosted by the Institute of Contemporary History, October 2021
- Jörg Hackmann (University of Szczecin), hosted by the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies, October–November 2020
- Mercédesz Czimbalmos (Åbo Akademi University), hosted by Study of Religions, January–June 2020
- Sami Outinen (University of Helsinki), hosted by the Institute of Contemporary History, February–March 2020
- Ida Lunde Jørgensen (Copenhagen Business School), hosted by the Institute of Contemporary History, November 2019
- Ingela Naumann (University of Edinburg), hosted by Study of Religions, April & August 2019
- Tuire Liimatainen (University of Helsinki), hosted by Media and Communication Studies, April 2019
- Isak M. Vento (University of Helsinki), hosted by Political Science, February–April 2019
- Monica Quirico (Turin), hosted by the Institute of Contemporary History, January–March & September–October 2019
- Andreas Mørkved Hellenes (University of Oslo), hosted by the Institute of Contemporary History, September–December 2018.
- Noomi Weinryb, guest at Copenhagen Business School, planned for Spring 2022
- Abenezer Zeleke Aklilu, guest at Aarhus University, December 2021
- Martin Johansson, guest at University of Helsinki, October 2021
- Norbert Götz, guest at University of Helsinki, October 2021
- Yulia Gradskova, guest at Aarhus University, September 2021
- Stina Bengtsson, guest at University of Helsinki, August–December 2021
- Carl Marklund, guest at Harvard University/Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Autumn 2020–Spring 2021 (virtual exchange)
- Mats Nilsson, guest at University of Iceland, November 2019
- Francesco Zavatti, guest at Copenhagen Business School, September 2019.
- Towards the Decolonisation of Research and Curricula in Nordic Higher Education, hybrid, 4–5 October 2021, Södertörn University
- Nordic Jews in the 20th and 21st centuries – Multiple Identifications in Everyday Life; online, 18–19 May 2020, Södertörn University
- Climate Strike! Climate Change and the Challenges to Nordic Democracy in the 2010s, 10–11 February 2020, Södertörn University
- ‘Nordic Nineties’: Cultural reorientation and identity formation in the Nordic region during the transformative 1990s, 24-25 October 2019, Södertörn University in collaboration with University of Oslo
- Nordic Democracy; Challenges, Threats and Possibilities, 21–23 October 2019, Södertörn University
- Public diplomacy in conflict: Nordic, Baltic and East European Perspectives, 2–3 May 2019, Södertörn University and The Swedish Institute
- North and South. A New Approach to the History of Post-War European Social Democracy. The perspective of the actors, 25–26 April 2019, Södertörn University in collaboration with the University of Helsinki
- North and South: Social Democracy in the European 1970s, Witness seminar with Pierre Schori, Valdo Spini, and Ulf Sundqvist, 26 April 2019, Södertörn University in collaboration with the University of Helsinki
- Neoliberalism in the Nordics, 6–7 December 2018, MaxPo Center for Coping with Instability in Market Societies, Paris
- Transnationalism and Nation-states: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, 11–12 Oct 2018, University of Helsinki.
- Martin Johansson, PhD reserach, University of Oslo, March 2020
- Monica Quirico, Third Nordic Challenges Conference, Copenhagen, 6–8 March 2019
- Torbjörn Nilsson, Third Nordic Challenges Conference, Copenhagen, 6‒8 March 2019
- Andreas Hellenes, Third Nordic Challenges Conference, Copenhagen, 6–8 March 2019
- Monica Quirico, CBEES annual conference, Södertörn University, 29–30 November 2018
- Andrej Kotljarchuk, “States of Exception” and the Politics of Anger, Reykjavík, 19–20 October 2018
- David Gaunt, “States of Exception” and the Politics of Anger, Reykjavík, 19–20 October 2018
- Carl Marklund, Nordic Models in the Age of Populism, Boston, 26–28 September 2018
- Kazimierz Musiał, Second Nordic Challenges Conference, Helsinki, 7–9 March 2018
- Apostolis Papakostas, Second Nordic Challenges Conference, Helsinki. 7–9 March 2018