Nordiskt Sommeruniversitet

Winter Symposium 2019

University of Bergen

Symposium in study circle 8: Learning and Bildung in time of Globalisation

19-21. March 2019 University of Bergen

Click here for a PDF version of the Preliminary Program for the 2019 Winter Symposium


Tuesday 19. March
12.15-13.00 Light Lunch (sandwiches)
13.00-13.30 Welcome
13.30-14.30 Keynote 1. Malin Ideland: Nordic environmental heroes and their ecological footprints. How
sustainability education became an individualistic, nationalistic project
14.30-15.00 Coffee Break
15.00-17.00 Theme A: Anthropocene
Chair: Koefoed

Michael Paulsen: Digging into
the Anthropocene – finding
way to cautious educational

Opponents: Garsdal /
TorjussenMorten Ziethen:
Abstemiousness – Bildung in
an Anthropocene World

Opponents: Knutson /
Theme B: Culture
Chair: Jacobsen

Frédérique Brossard Børhaug
and Ingrid Helleve: A case study
of bilingual teachers’
experiences of inclusion in
Norwegian local schools

Opponents: Birkeland /
BrøndumKerstin von Brömssen: Findings
from the KAN-project: a noninclusive and non-intercultural
school – consequences for
Teacher Education

Opponents: Guttesen /
Theme C: Society
Chair: Servan

Line Hilt and Hanne Riese: 21th
century skills, neoliberal
subjectivities and the role of

Opponents: Kergel / PetersenJin Hui Li: Acquiring knowledge,
global intercultural skills and
cosmopolitan citizenry through
studying abroad? – Construction
of place-identities and future
aspirations for the citizenry in
transnational higher education

Opponents: Jensen / Stølen
18.00-21.00 Dinner


Wednesday 20. March
09.00-11.00 Theme A: Anthropocene
Chair: Paulsen

Rori Knudtson: Rendering
Unknowing: the real and
fictional Intersection of
expanded architecture

Opponents: Adamsen /
StraumeOleg Koefoed: All Over Into –
retroversing the signification
of connected ends in the

Opponents: Garsdal / Ziethen
Theme B: Culture
Chair: Guttesen

Tine Brøndum: Teacher
expectations and
identifications amongst Danish
student teachers

Opponents: Jacobsen / SkorgenRuth Ingrid Skoglund and Åsta
Birkeland: Identifying crucial
aspects for students’ formation
as global teachers in an
intercultural program within
Early Childhood Education

Opponents: Brømssen /
Theme C: Society
Chair: Riese

Karen Bjerg Petersen: Global
Citizenship education as a moral
and ethical claim for nation states
in Scandinavia

Opponents: Li / JensenJohannes Servan: Climate Change
and forced migration –
cosmopolitan rights and duties in
cases of harmful global systemic
outcomes of individual action

Opponents: Stølen / Hilt
11.00-11.15 Coffee Break
11.15-12.15 Keynote 2. Sissel M. Bergh: Natural resources, land grabbing and the production of history in the
12.15-13.00 Lunch
13.00-14.00 Theme A: Anthropocene
Chair: Ziethen

Ingerid S. Straume: What
children ask from us:
education and democracy in
the Anthropocene.

Opponents: Torjussen / Hilt
Theme B: Culture
Chair: Brömssen

Kristian Guttesen: Poetic
Inquiry and Character
Education as a Means to
Address Globalization &
Intercultural Issues

Opponents: Helleve / Skorgen
Theme C: Society
Chair: Garsdal

Oddbjørn Jensen: Pure Gift, pure
negation: the risk of education

Opponents: Servan / Riese
14.00-14.30 Coffee Break
14.30-15.30 Keynote 3. Jan Van Boeckel: Being present in the present to what presents itself
15.30-17.00 Art workshop “Metamorphoses of organic forms” / Excursion
18.00-21.00 Dinner


Thursday 21. March
9.00-11.00 Theme A: Anthropocene
Chair: Knudtson

Lars Petter Storm Torjussen
and Line Hilt: Sustainable
Education in a Society of
Jobholders – Arendt and the
question of a common world
in the age of anthropocene

Opponents: Koefoed /
AdamsenJohannes Adamsen:
Discomfort with history

Opponents: Hilt /
Theme B: Culture
Chair: Helleve

Gro Hellesdatter Jacobsen:
Multicultural Education,
Learnification and Bildung in a
Nordic Perspective

Opponents: Børhaug / BrøndumTorgeir Skorgen: Thresholds of
Dialogue – Dialogue
Pedagogics in an Age of Rage
and Resentment

Opponents: Guttesen /
Theme C: Society
Chair: Petersen

Tomas Stølen: Is critical Thinking
Enough? Democratic Education in
Late capitalism

Opponents: Li / KergelDavid Kergel: Bildung versus the
Entrepreneurial Self –
Pedagogical Strategies towards a
bildungorientated Pedagogy

Opponents: Servan / Jensen
11.00-11.15 Coffee Break
13.00-13.30 Keynote 4. Jesper Garsdal: How are we to understand the idea of freedom, equality and solidarity in
relation to epochal typical key problems in the 21th century? Or Education as a Bohemian
13.30-14.30 Light Lunch (sandwiches)
14.30-15.00 Book discussion (editorial process: those who wants to be editors please attend)


The Nordic Summer University (NSU) is a Nordic network for research and interdisciplinary studies. NSU is a nomadic, academic institution, which organizes workshop-seminars across disciplinary and national borders. Since it was established in 1950, Nordic Summer University has organized forums for cultural and intellectual debate in the Nordic and Baltic region, involving students, academics, politicians, and intellectuals from this region and beyond.

Decisions about the content and the organizational form of the NSU lay with its participants. The backbone of the activities in the NSU consists of its thematic study circles. In the study circles researchers, students and professionals from different backgrounds collaborate in scholarly investigations distributed regularly in summer and winter symposia during a three-year period.

For more information:

Practical information

• Deadline for participating with paper has expired. But until the first of February 2019 it is still
possible to sign up without paper-presentation.

Send in preliminary full paper
• If you attend with a paper-presentation, you should submit a preliminary full paper (maximum 40.000-
character spaces, references etc. included) BEFORE 15th of February 2019. Only English papers are
• In the symposium you will get comments from opponents and others as well.
• After the symposium we gather finalized papers in a forthcoming book anthology, expected to be
printed in 2020 (on Routledge if everything turns right, going through a standard review process).

Paper Presentation
• Each paper receives comments from two well-prepared opponents, but also from the audience. The
presentation may be in English or one of the Nordic languages. Presentation-time: 30 minutes, then
response from opponents and discussions.
• Be aware of sessions you chair (see program above). Also notice your opponent obligations. Be well
prepared. All the abstracts and full papers will be distributed to all participants ultimo February 2919.

Participation info and preferences
• VERY IMPORTANT: Please fill-in you participant info and indicate your preferences in the following
link before 1st of February 2019 (also keynoters):

• The symposium will take place at University of Bergen the 19 – 21th of March 2019. It will be arranged
by Nordic Summer University, in collaboration with University of Bergen. University of Bergen is
located in the city center of Bergen.
• Information about exact address and how to find it, will be distributed to all participants in due time.

Getting there
• By train: It is possible to get to Bergen by train. See for tickets. Example: Train from
Gothenburg Monday 17.55, arriving Tuesday 6.49 in Bergen. Return Thursday from Bergen 22.59,
arriving Friday in Gothenburg 11.14.
• By airplane: There are direct flights to Flesland airport from many big cities, such as Copenhagen,
Stockholm and Oslo.

Accommodation and fees
• Each participant is expected to pay a fee of 400 DKK. All meals, coffee etc. are included. Please pay
before February 1th, 2019 to Michal Paulsen, mobile Pay: (+45) 22373815 or account: 7470
2225722571 SWIFT/BIC SPNODK22. IBAN no. DK6174702225722571.
• Participants should apply to their institutions, Art Councils, local foundations or other possible
sponsors to have their travel and accommodation cost covered. Those not affiliated with an institution
may apply NSU for travel and accommodation funding. If you want to apply, then write to no later than January 15th, 2019. Attach your budget. Accommodation funding is
limited to maximum 1500 SEK. Travel costs should be kept as low as possible.
• Accommodation possibilities in Bergen can be found on the following link:

• Line Hilt, Associate professor, Department of Education University of Bergen Norway.
• Hanne Riese, Associate professor, Department of Education University of Bergen Norway.
• Kerstin von Brömssen, Professor Educational Sciences University West Sweden.
• Michael Paulsen, Associate professor Department for the Study of Culture, SDU Denmark.
• Jesper Garsdal, Associate professor VIA University College Denmark.