IASS 2018 Conference
The International Association of Scandinavian Studies (IASS) will be hosting its 32nd conference at the Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics at the University of Copenhagen from 7 to 10 August 2018. The theme of the Conference is "Scandinavian Exceptionalisms".
The concept of "Scandinavian Exceptionalism" is used within the social sciences to describe the distinctive features of the Nordic welfare state models. The concept implies a perception of something common to the Nordic countries: a distinct model of society based on a particular arrangement of the relations between individual, family, state
With the theme of this
|Tuesday 7 August|
Arrival and registration
Opening of the Conference and welcome speech by Associate Dean of External Affairs Julie Sommerlund, Faculty of Humanities
Welcome reception on behalf of
Wednesday 8 August
Stig Hjarvard, University of Copenhagen: “Public service in the age of social network media”
Jón Karl Helgason, University of Reykjavik: “
Thursday 9 August
Michael Sheridan, New York: “Forms of Resistance: The Necessity of Modern Nordic Architecture”
Chair: Line Hjorth Christensen
Venue: Conference Room 22.0.11
Excursion to Louisiana, Museum of Modern Art
Friday 10 August
General Assembly of the IASS
Banquet with a performance by Mouritz/Hørslev Projektet
by Jón Karl Helgason (University of Reykjavik)
Public service in the age of social network media
by Stig Hjarvard (University of Copenhagen)
by Lasse Horne Kjældgaard (University of Roskilde)
Särvägar och sammanflätningar:
by Lill-Ann Körber (Aarhus University)
Beyond the sex barrier: the sexual revolution and Swedish cinema
by Mariah Larsson (Linnaeus University, Växjö)
Forms of Resistance: The Necessity of Modern Nordic Architecture
by Michael Sheridan (New York)
Conference attendants are recommended to book accommodation well in advance of the conference.
We have been fortunate to get special rates for conference attendants at the following hotels:
- Arp-Hansen Hotel Group offers a 10 % discount on rooms in three of their hotels in central Copenhagen. For reservation use the following links:
- Danhostel Copenhagen City offers a special rate on both single- and
twinrooms(€110-120). State the promotion code: “IASS2018” when contacting the hotel.
It takes approximately 20 minutes to walk to the conference from the hotel.
We recommend using Tripadvisor for searching after
Other hotels and hostels with a convenient location in relation to the University:
- Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel: About 10 minutes walk to the conference. See map. Rates from €100.
- Hotel Amager: About 10 minutes walk to the conference. See map. Rates from €70.
- Hotel Copenhagen: About 10 minutes walk to the conference. See map. Rates from €55.
For more useful information about
Registration is closed. The conference fee and the fee for the
Conference committee at the University of Copenhagen:
- Jens Bjerring-Hansen
- Line Hjorth Christensen
- Torben Jelsbak
- Annette Lassen
- Anna Estera Mrozewicz
- Jacob Ølgaard Nyboe
- Mogens Olesen
- Marianne Stidsen
Founded in 1956 IASS: International Association of Scandinavian Studies, is an association dedicated to the promotion, development and encouragement through international co-operation of Scandinavian Studies, especially the scholarly study of the literatures of the Scandinavian countries. In particular, the purpose of the association is to promote the organization of an international conference every second year. The IASS conferences are held alternately in a Scandinavian and a non-Scandinavian country.