NECRON Workshop 2019: Call for Papers

Call for Papers for the second workshop of the international, cross-disciplinary Network of Early Career Researchers in Old Norse: Communication and Dissemination for Early Career Scholars,  29-30 October 2019, University of Bergen, Norway

Download the call in pdf format: HERE.

It is a pleasure to invite you to the second international, cross-disciplinary workshop of NECRON (Network of Early Career Researchers in Old Norse): Communication and Dissemination for Early Career Scholars. The event will take place in Bergen (Norway) on the 29th & 30th of October 2019.

The rapidly changing modern university poses particular opportunities and challenges for junior scholars i.e academics who have not yet secured permanent employment at a cultural or research institution. NECRON is an international, interdisciplinary network of PhD Students and Early Career Researchers working at Nordic universities in all fields of the broadly understood Nordic medieval Culture and Heritage, and offers a forum for junior scholars to collaborate with and support one another in the face of these issues. One of the main aims of the network is the strengthening of cultural and academic international and interdisciplinary collaboration in the fields of Nordic research.

The theme of the second international and cross disciplinary workshop of NECRON will be “Communication and Dissemination for Early Career Scholars.” The event will feature key-note lectures, round-table, and poster sessions. We hereby invite abstracts for contributions to both our round-table and poster sessions.

We encourage round-table contributions (5 min) on the following topics:

  1. Writing strategies; tips and tricks on writing theses, articles, books.
  2. Teaching Nordic Middle Ages; how to engage students critically with Norse material
  3. Preparing for conferences; ensuring a successful conference paper.
  4. Grant Writing; how to fund your project, conference, or publication.

We also invite all participants to present posters describing their ongoing research. Disciplines and topics related to Nordic medieval Culture and Heritage, include, but are not limited to: archaeology, art history, cultural studies, historical linguistics, history, literary studies, manuscript studies, philology and the study of religion.

Submission Guidelines

All participants are required to submit an abstract for a poster. Additionally, participants are encouraged to submit an abstract for a round table contribution. It is possible to present a poster and also take part in the round table, but two separate abstracts have to be submitted.

Abstracts should be 50-100 words, and clearly state name, affiliation (if any), and which form of presentation the application is (poster/round table).

Please send your abstracts by e-mail to by 6 September 2019, 23.59 CET.

Important Dates:

Deadline for submission: 6 September 2019, 23.59 CET.

Notification of acceptance: 25 September 2019, 23:59 CET.

Deadline for final registration: 11 October 2019, 23.59 CET.

Organising Committee:

Helen Frances Leslie-Jacobsen (University of Bergen, Norway),
Patrick Farrugia (University of Bergen, Norway),
Katarzyna Anna Kapitan (Museum of National History, Frederiksborg Castle, Denmark), Beth Rogers (University of Iceland, Iceland).

For any enquiries, be they general or regarding the programme, please contact:

We look forward to seeing you at NECRON: Communication and Dissemination for Early Career Scholars Workshop.


The Organising Committee


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