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Summer Session 2018

Since 1950 the Nordic Summer University (NSU) has been an independent academic institution, which organises symposia that draws international participants across disciplines in the Nordic and Baltic regions.

NSU fundamentally operates as a generator of ideas. It seeks to develop scholarly and innovative initiatives by building international networks and communities engaged in cross-disciplinary research enquiries and critical thinking. The NSU gives priority to topical subjects of study that are often on the margins of disciplinary boundaries not already established at the universities.

The 69th summer session will be held at Fårö island, Sweden, from July 29th until August 5th. All the activities will take place at Fårö Kursgård, a former shelter camp of the World War II that will offer the possibility of creating a research environment by exploring its different locations and especially its unique surroundings. Besides the everyday activities from each study circle and the lectures of this year’s key note speakers Jason De León and Molly Andrews, this summer session aims to engage the participants in a variety of social and/or cultural experiences, be it in a screening of a Bergman’s film, a reinvigorating morning yoga session, an entertaining evening with musical and performative interventions or simply in the various possibilities of meeting people from the other study circles. So be prepared for a fascinating and inspiring time at Fårö Kursgård!