College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Northern Scholars Lectures

The committee of the Northern Scholars Scheme was established in 1956.

It exists to foster co-operation between scholars of Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, and colleagues in the University of Edinburgh, in aspects of linguistics, and historical and other cultural studies which are common to these countries and to Scotland. In particular the committee sponsors visits by scholars of the member countries to Edinburgh.

2016-2017 lecture series

The Northern Scholars Committee is pleased to announce the following programme of lectures for the academic year 2016-2017:

Sigrid Schottenius Cullhed

We are pleased to announce that Sigrid Schottenius Cullhed PhD, Research Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities will give a lecture on:

Rome Post Mortem: The Many Returns of Rutilius Namantianus

The date for this lecture is Wednesday 15th March, 2017 at 5:10pm (doors will open at 5:00pm) in the Meadows Lecture Theatre, Doorway 4 (Medical School, Teviot)

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Ryan Foster

We are pleased to announce that Ryan Foster  PhD Scandinavian, School of Literature, Languages and Culture Studies, University of Edinburgh will give a lecture on:

Transhumance and sætr in Viking Age Norway

The date for this lecture is Friday 27th January, 2017 at 12:30pm (doors will open at 12:15pm) in the Project Room, 50 George Square

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Dr Marika Mägi

We are pleased to announce that Dr Marika Mägi  Senior Researcher at the Institute of History, Archaeology and Art History at Tallinn University, Estonia will give a lecture on:

In Austrvegr: Revisiting the Viking Age Eastern Baltic

The date for her lecture is Friday 25th November 2016 at 5:15pm (doors will open ay 5:00pm) in the Project Room, 50 George Square

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Professor Sif Rikhardsdottir

We are pleased to announce that Professor Sif Rikhardsdottir, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Iceland, Reykjavik, will give a lecture on:

'Poetic Voice and Interior Emotionality in Old Norse Literature'

The date for her lecture is Thursday 13th October 2016 at 5:15pm (doors will open ay 5:00pm) in the Project Room, 50 George Square

Find more about this lecture here.

 

 

Dr Mia Österlund

We are pleased to announce that Dr Mia Österlund, Docent in Comparative Literature at Åbo Akademi University, Finland will give a lecture on:

'What’s Up On The Glitter Scene? Recent Trends In Contemporary Finland-Swedish Literature'

The date for her lecture is Tuesday, 29th March 2016 at 5.15pm (doors open at 5pm) in Room G.04 (Screening Room) in 50 George Square

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Dr Mia Österlund

Dr Lena Larsson Lovén

We are pleased to announce that Dr Lena Larsson Lovén, Lecturer in Classical Archaeology & Ancient History in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Gothenburg will give a lecture on:

'Roman women, work and wool'

The date for her lecture is Wednesday 30 September 2015 at 5:10pm

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Dr Lena Larsson Lovén

Dr Mona Ringdal

We are pleased to announce that Dr Mona Ringdal, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg will give a lecture on:

'Nightmares, Pain and Human Contact: Patients' Memories from Intensive Care'

The date for her lecture is Wednesday 30 September 2015 at 5:00pm

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Dr Mona Ringdal

2015 Northern Scholars Studentship Lecture

The Northern Scholars Committee is pleased to announce the following lecture as part of the first Northern Scholars Studentship, awarded by the Principal's Fund:

Ryan Foster

We are pleased to announce that Ryan Foster, the first recipient of our Northern Scholars Studentship, made available by the Principal's Fund, will give a lecture on:

'With Sword and Cow: Viking Age Shielings in Scotland'

The lecture is a joint venture between the Northern Scholars Scheme and Scandinavian, Celtic and Scottish Studies.

Ryan's lecture will take place on Wednesday 14 October at 5.00pm in Room G.05, 50 George Square

Find out more about this lecture from the link below:

Ryan Foster

 

2014-2015 lecture series

The Northern Scholars Committee is pleased to announce the following programme of lectures for the academic year 2014-2015:

Dr Mads Bunch

We are pleased to announce that Dr Mads Bunch, Assistant Professor in the Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics at the University of Copenhagen will give a lecture on:

'Literature of the North Atlantic. Faroese and Icelandic Literature in a Scottish Context'

The date for his lecture is Wednesday 18 February at 5.30pm

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Dr Mads Bunch

Dr Carsten Lange

We are pleased to announce that Dr Carsten Lange, Assistant Professor in Ancient History at the Department of Culture and Global Studies of the University of Aalborg, Denmark will give a lecture on:

'Civil War and Triumph. A Newly Discovered Monument of Augustus'

The date for his lecture is Monday 2 February 2015 at 5.10pm

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Dr Carsten Lange

 

2013-2014 lecture series

The Northern Scholars Committee is pleased to announce the following programme of lectures for the academic year 2013-2014:

Dr Roger Hagen

We are pleased to announce that Dr Roger Hagen of the Department of Psychology of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology will give a lecture on:

'Metacognitive theory and therapy in psychosis: An introduction'

The date for his lecture is Tuesday 24 September 2013 at 3.30pm.

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Dr Roger Hagen

 

Professor Gunnar Björnsson

Professor Gunnar Björnsson of the Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Umeå University, Sweden will lecture on the topic:

'Shared responsibility: climate change, structural injustice, and the many hands problem'

The date for this lecture is Thursday 24 October 2013 at 6.15pm.

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Professor Gunnar Björnsson

Dr Marie Cronqvist

Dr Marie Cronqvist of the Department of Communication and Media, University of Lund, Sweden will be visiting The University of Edinburgh at the invitation of the School of History as part of their Transatlantic Seminar. She has kindly agreed to deliver a Northern Scholars lecture on:

'Fear and safety in Cold War Sweden'

Dr Marie Cronqvist's lecture has been cancelled and will be re-scheduled once an alternative date is arranged by the Northern Scholars committee.

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Dr Marie Cronqvist

Professor Oddbjørn Leirvik

Professor Oddbjørn Leirvik of the Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo, Norway will lecture on the topic:

'Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations in Norway'

The date for this lecture is Wednesday 19 March 2014 at 6pm.

Find out more about this lecture from the link below:

Professor Oddbjørn Leirvik

Northern Scholars Scheme PhD Scholarship

The Northern Scholars is delighted to announce that the first 3-year Northern Scholars Studentship has now been awarded.

The area of study of this particular studentship award for this cycle is cross-disciplinary and is a joint collaboration between Scandinavian Studies and Celtic and Scottish Studies.

The Northern Scholars Scheme acknowledges that the Northern Scholars studentship has been made possible by the Principal’s Fund.

Northern Scholars Scheme PhD Scholarship