november, 2021

25nov09:0017:00Nordic Intercultural Communication Conference 202109:00 - 17:00 Veröld - House of Vigdís Event Organized By: Vigdís Institute and International Centre Event Type :Conference

Event Details

2020 CONFERENCE POSTPONED TO 2021 DUE TO Covid-19

We regret to inform you that in light of current circumstances due to Covid-19, we have decided to postpone the Nordic Intercultural Communication conference until November 2021. The NIC conference will take place at the University of Iceland on 25-27 November 2021. The conference themes will be the same as indicated in our CFP for NIC 2020 (Changing Regional Identities and Intercultural Communication).

The new deadline for proposals is 1 May 2021.
Those who already sent in proposals for individual papers and/or panels, please confirm your interest in the conference by sending us your proposal again by 1 May 2021.

Updates on the conference will be posted on the NIC website.

Best regards,
The Conference Committee
Department of Languages and Cultures, University of Iceland

About the Conference

About the Conference

Conference: Nordic Intercultural Communication Conference 2020: Changing regional identities and intercultural communication

Date: 25-27 November 2021

Venue: Veröld – House of Vigdís, University of Iceland

Potential themes could include:

  1. A geographically growing and/or changing Nordic region
  2. Mobility and cultural encounters within the Nordic countries
  3. Multiple Nordic identities (fx West Nordic, Nordic-British, Nordic Arctic, Nordic-Baltic etc)
  4. Identity politics and discourses about “Norden”, changing power dynamics and political relations
  5. Minority and majority languages in a Nordic context
  6. Communication across the Nordic region, Scandinavian languages and collaborations
  7. Language sustainability
  8. Intercultural communication through literature – including children´s literature

Contributions from seasoned scholars as well as from students and practitioners interested in the various aspects of culture and communication are encouraged.

Complete panel proposals are encouraged, but individual entries are also welcome.

Participants proposing complete panels are invited to submit a joint abstract for the panel (maximum 300 words including panel title) and a title for each talk. Name, position, institution, address and email of the proposed participants needs to be included and please note that all roles should be well defined (for example: speaker, moderator, discussant or similar). Please highlight who is the main contact person for the panel. The information should be submitted in a single Word document.

Participants proposing individual entries are invited to submit an abstract (maximum 300 words including title), as well as name, position, institution, address and email. The information should be submitted in a single Word document.

 

The conference is held as part of the network Nordic Intercultural Communication (NIC)

Members of the Conference Committee:

  • Auður Hauksdóttir, Professor in Danish at the University of Iceland – auhau@hi.is
  • Ann-Sofie Gremaud, Assistant Professor in Danish at the University of Iceland – gremaud@hi.is
  • Kristín Ingvarsdóttir, Assistant Professor in Japanese at the University of Iceland – kristini@hi.is
  • Ingibjörg Ágústsdóttir, Associate Professor in British Literature at the University of Iceland – ingibjoa@hi.is
Important Dates
Important dates

2 August 2021    Deadline for abstract submission (Please mail to:  infovigdis@hi.is, with the subject line: NIC Proposal)

To be confirmed        Draft Program / Registration / Practical Details

To be confirmed         Final Program / Practical Details

To be confirmed        Last Circular Letter

25-27 November 2021      Conference Dates

Fees and Registration

Fees and Registration

To be confirmed

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

To be confirmed.

Program

Program

To be confirmed

A chair will be assigned to each session or panel at the conference. His/her role will be to introduce the speakers, keep track of time and assist with technical support. Every speaker has 25 min at his/her disposal, 20 min for the presentation and 5 for questions and answers.

Practical Information

Venue

The conference will be held in Veröld – hús Vigdísar • Brynjólfsgata 1 (corner with Suðurgata) • 107 Reykjavík
Coordinates: 64.140001, -21.952594 or 64°08’24.0″N 21°57’09.3″W.  This is in walking distance from many hotels and accommodation options in downtown and west Reykjavík.

Closest bus-stops are Háskólabíó, Hótel Saga and, somewhat further away, Háskóli Íslands or Hagatorg.
The Building is connected with the main buildings of the university campus via a tunnel to the Háskólatorg building.

Accommodation

Tourism in Iceland has grown immensely and moderately-priced lodging is quick to fill up. We encourage conference participants to book accommodation as early as possible to avoid high prices and limited availability. Websites such as Booking.com and Airbnb.com will provide information about a range of accommodation possibilities. For more information about hotels and other types of lodging in Reykjavik, see HERE.

Travel

Keflavík International Airport (KEF), the main airport in Iceland, is located 40 kilometers from Reykjavík, the capital city. Over 20 airlines offer flights to and from Iceland through the airport. For information about flights to Iceland, see HERE.

Transportation to Reykjavík from the airport is available by bus, Flybus or taxi, see HERE

The only public transportation in Reykjavík is the bus system, commonly called Stræto. See their website for information about fares, timetable, and a route planner, HERE.

The two main taxi companies in Reykjavík are Hreyfill, tel. +354 588 55 22 see HERE and Taxi BSR, tel. +354- 56 10000, see HERE. When calling for a taxi you can expect it to arrive within 10 minutes.

For a map of the University of Iceland see HERE.

WIFI

The Internet can be accessed through Eduroam on the University premises.

Money

The official currency in Iceland is ISK (Icelandic krona). Recognised credit/debit cards are accepted in all restaurants, shops, hotels and cash machines. For the official exchange rate of ISK towards major currencies, see HERE.

Language 

The native language in Iceland is Icelandic, but English is widely used.

Daytours

Excursion / Tour

To be confirmed.

Time

(Thursday) 09:00 - 17:00

Location

Veröld - House of Vigdís

Organizer

Vigdís Institute and International Centre

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