A Post-Doctoral Research Position: Gender-Based Violence and Nordic Political and Legal Cultures

The EDDA Research Center at the University of Iceland seeks to hire a post-doctoral researcher in the Humanities and/or Social Sciences as part of its participation in the Nordic Excellence Hub “Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World” (ReNEW). The post-doctoral researcher will conduct a study on a topic related to Gender-Based Violence within the Context of Nordic Political and Legal Cultures, which will contribute to the research programs of EDDA and ReNEW. The aim is to improve understanding of the five Nordic countries within a global context and from historical and/or contemporary perspectives.

For more information about the Nordic Excellence Hub, click here.

Application Procedures

Eligibility: The applicants must have completed—or be in a final phase of—a Ph.D. program in a field that has direct relevance for the project.

Period: The contract will be running for one year with the possibility of a renewal for two additional years subject to an annual progress review.  Research work terms are negotiable. 

Requirements: Applicants are asked to fill out an application form, submit a research proposal, and provide a detailed CV. Please download the Post-Doctoral Fellowship–Template. The successful applicant will take an active part in the academic activities of the EDDA Research center and ReNew.

EDDA seeks to promote institutional links with diverse partners in Iceland and abroad and to influence public policy and societal developments.

Application deadline: 16 May 2018.


Further information:

Irma Erlingsdóttir, Director of the EDDA Research Center, the University of Iceland (irma@hi.is; tel.: +354 822–2371).







Call for Papers: “States of Exception” and the Politics of Anger – University of Iceland, 19-20 October 2018


The EDDA Research Center in Critical Contemporary Research at the University of Iceland invites proposals for an international conference—to be held in Reykjavik on 19–20 October 2018—on emergency politics from historical and contemporary perspectives. It aims to bring together scholars in diverse academic fields and working within different thematic and national paradigms to explore “states of exception.”

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Call for Applications: Two Doctoral Studentships in the Research Program Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World


Södertörn University welcomes PhD-proposals in Gender Studies and history to be carried out within the international multi-sited and interdisciplinary PhD programme of “Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World (ReNEW): An Excellence Hub in Research, Education and Public Outreach”.

i. Information about the Studentship in Gender Studies 

ii. Information about the Studentship in History

Application deadline: 15 February 2018 at 11:59 pm.

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EDDA Receives a Project Grant from Nordforsk together with Five Partners in the Nordic Countries

ReNEW (Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World) aims to develop path-breaking research on the Nordic region within a challenging global context. Promoting mobility, exchange, high-level conferences and education, it brings together six Nordic universities in one strategic hub, with world-wide connections. It involves key disciplines and diverse strands of scholarship, uniting existing research initiatives within the social sciences and humanities that engage with Norden. ReNEW also facilitates cooperation and partnership between researchers and decision makers from the public, private and third sectors.


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Book publication: Inequality in Iceland by Stefán Ólafsson and Arnaldur Sölvi Kristjánsson

Inequality in Iceland has just been published by the University of Iceland Press in cooperation with the EDDA center. The book will be launched at a public event at the Nordic House on 1 December 2017, 12:00-13.30.

The book is about inequality of income and wealth in Iceland, covering the period from 1927 to the present. It shows that inequality was quite pronounced before the Second World War. From the 1940s onward, the distribution of both income and wealth became much more equal. For about half a century, Iceland, along with the other Nordic countries, probably had the world’s highest level of equality. This age of equality was a period of extensive economic growth, rapid modernization of society and the economy, improved standards of living and the build-up of a Nordic-style welfare state. Read more »