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Past events

27-30 June 2012: The Seventh NIES Research Symposium, Environmentalism, Spatiality and the Public Sphere took place in Oslo, 27-30 September 2012. The symposium was organized by the Nordic Network for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies (NIES) in partnership with selected research environments at the University of Oslo and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology -- Trondheim. The deadline for paper proposals was 1 May 2012.  For more information please see the call:

See the call for papers


15-19 May 2012: The Sixth NIES Research Symposium, Environmental Policy-Making in a Dynamic World, took place in Iceland 15-19 May 2012. The symposium was organized by the Nordic Network for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies (NIES) and the University of Iceland´s Hornafjörður Regional Research Center. The deadline for paper proposals was 31 March 2012. 

See the call for papers


"Modernisation of Rural Landscape", workshop in Pori, Finalnd, 12-13 December 2011

The universities  of  Turku,  Tampere  and  Oulu  and  the  Nordic  Network  for  Interdisciplinary  
Environmental  Studies  (NIES) organized a workshop in Pori on the theme of the modernization of rural landscapes. For two days, doctoral students presented planned and ongoing projects related to this field, and discussed these with each other as well as with attending senior scholars.

Workshop on modernization on rural landscape (pdf 343 kB)


"The Environmental Humanities", an international research symposium and researcher training course, Sigtuna, Sweden, 14-19 October 2011

The symposium: An interdisciplinary research symposium focusing on the “Environmental Humanities” was held at Sigtunastiftelsen 14-16 October 2011. Co-sponsored by the Nordic Network for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies (NIES) and the Division of the History of Science and Technology at KTH, as well as the Centre for Environment and Development Studies (CEMUS), SALT and the Faculty of Arts at Uppsala University, the event featured a wide range of contributions from researchers in the humanities.

The researcher training course: In tandem with the symposium a researcher training course (RTC) was organized between 14-19 October 2011 for PhD students and postdocs who work in the field of the environmental humanities.

Conference Booklet including full proram 14-19 October 2011 (pdf 6.6 MB)


"The Anti-Landscape"

The first event of the current funding period for NIES was held at the University of Southern Denmark-Odense, 8-10 May 2011. The conference, entitled "The Anti-Landscape", was attended by more than 20 researchers from the Nordic countries and beyond, who shared their views and work on topics relating to the anti-landscape. Contributions ranged from theoretical explorations to practical examples of how the concept may be used. A number of disciplines from the humanities as well as the natural sciences were represented, reflecting NIES's interdisciplinary focus and ambitions.

Program-The Anti-Landscape May 8-10 2011 (pdf 100 kB)

CFP-The Anti-Landscape May 8-10 2011 (pdf 73 kB)