NECRON Workshop 2017: Call for Papers

The Network of Early Career Researchers in Old Norse inaugural workshop: 21st -22nd October 2017, University of  Copenhagen

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It is a pleasure to invite you to the first international, cross-disciplinary workshop of The Network of Early Career Researchers in Old Norse (NECRON). NECRON is an international, interdisciplinary network of Early Career Researchers (Post-Docs and PhD Students) working in all fields of broadly-understood Nordic medieval culture and heritage. It offers a forum for junior scholars – academics who have not yet secured permanent employment – to collaborate with and support one another in our dealings with the opportunities and challenges we face in the rapidly-changing modern university.

Our inaugural workshop will address the theme “Trends and Challenges in Early Career Scholarship”. The event will feature keynote lectures, as well as round-table, poster and “slam” sessions, and we hereby invite abstracts for contributions.

Abstract Submission:

All participants are required to submit an  abstract for a poster or slam contribution, and are also encouraged to submit an abstract for a round table contribution. It is possible to present a poster OR a slam (but not both), as well as taking taking part in a round table, but a separate abstract for each will have to be submitted. Abstracts should be 50-100 words, sent as a pdf attachment to, and clearly state name, affiliation (if any), and form of contribution (poster/slam/round table).


Successful applicants will be notified via email and sent further details for registration. PhD Students will to be able to register the workshop as a PhD Course (1.8 ECTS), certified by the University of Copenhagen.

Keynote Lectures:

  • Recent Academic Trends: Digital Humanities (Tarrin Wills, University of Copenhagen)
  • Recent Academic Trends: Cultural Memory (Emily Lethbridge, Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies)
  • ECR Challenges: Publishing Strategies (Leszek Gardeła, University of Rzeszów)
  • ECR Challenges: Non-Traditional Academic Career Paths (Karen Bek-Pedersen, Indepentent Scholar)

Round Tables:

  • Recent Academic Trends: Digital Humanities & Cultural Memory
  • Post-Doc Applications & Project Funding
  • Skills and Technologies in Teaching
  • Career Planning for ECRs

Poster & Slam Sessions:

In order to better communicate the work being done in the many fields concerned with Nordic medieval culture and heritage, all participants will either present a poster on their current project, or deliver a slam (a <3-minute talk). Slots for slams are extremely limited, so please consider a poster whenever possible!

Important Dates:

  • 10.08.2017, 23:59 (CET) deadline for abtract submission
  • 24.08.2017, notification of acceptance
  • 21.10.2017, lunchtime start
  • 22.10.2017, mid-afternoon finish

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