The Nordic Romanists´ Congress will be held on August 12-15, 2014, at the University of Iceland. This 19th edition of the Congress will gather together romanists, linguists and literary scholars, linked to Nordic and Baltic universities, and allow them to meet and to present their research.
More than 140 scholars will attend the conference.
Keynote speakers are:
- Mireille Calle-Gruber, Professor at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris III and writer : “Le diptyque oriental d’Assia Djebar. Langues, arts, religions”
- Emma Martinell, Professor Emerita at the Universidad de Barcelona : “El paradigma determinante: rendimiento y complejidad del artículo en español”
- Lorenzo Coveri, Professor at the Università degli Studi di Genova : “La maschera di Arlecchino. Sociolinguistica dell’italiano nel mondo”
- Hanne Leth Andersen, Professor and Vice-Rector at the University of Roskilde, Denmark : “Le rôle des langues (et surtout du français) dans le système d’éducation du futur : buts, approches et intégration”
Further information on the conference website: www.conference.hi.is/rom14/More >
H.E. Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, gave an open lecture at the University of Iceland on 26 May 2014. Ms. Kristín Ingólfsdóttir Rector welcomed Ms. Bokova and gave opening remarks.
Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, gives an open lecture at the University of Iceland on Monday, May 26th, 2014 at 4 pm. The lecture takes place in the Aula of the University´s Main Building.
The lecture is entitled: "From language to knowledge: how to mobilize our ultimate renewable resource?"More >
The speech will focus on the “soft power” dimension of UNESCO’s mandate, in its role to harness the potential of culture and scientific knowledge to build lasting peace and sustainable development.
Irina Bokova‘s visit to Iceland takes place by invitation of the Icelandic Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Irina Bokova, born on July 12, 1952 in Sofia (Bulgaria) has been the Director-General of UNESCO since November 15, 2009. She was reelected for a second term in 2013. She is the first woman to lead the Organization.
Irina Bokova is Executive Secretary of the Steering Committee of the UN Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative (GEFI) and co-Vice-Chair of the Broadband Commission. Furthermore, Irina Bokova has received state distinctions from countries across the world and is Doctor honoris causa of leading universities.