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Department of Culture and Global Studies

New book coming up

Remapping Gender, Place and Mobility: Global Confluences and Local Particularities in Nordic Peripheries

In 2012 researchers from EDGE/FREIA organised a four-day seminar in December at Klitgården Refugium. At this point in time we had absolutely no idea of where this would lead us and how far it would take us. To the seminar we invited researchers from Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Finland and the Faroe Islands. Beforehand, we had never met any of them; we had just read their publications and had been intrigued. As a special guest professor Carla Freeman from Emory University, Atlanta, was invited to the seminar to raise theoretical arguments and questions to the particularities of Nordic countries and their specific cultural and historical trajectories. The discussions at the seminar, the magical atmosphere of Klitgården, and the surrounding nature covered in heavy snow, all provided us with new perspectives and a new appreciation for this northern part of the world, and all its diversity and on-going change. Today, two years later, we are going through the final word proof of the joint anthology that came out of the conversations we had at the seminar. The anthology is titled Remapping Gender, Place and Mobility: Global Confluences and Local Particularities in Nordic Peripheries and will be published by Ashgate this summer.