First ReNEW Summer School

ReNEW (Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World) is a research hub established in 2018 to enhance cooperation to develop new and path-breaking excellence in research about the Nordic region. One of ReNEW‘s activities during the five-year duration of the project is to organize annual summer schools. As the Icelandic ReNEW project leader, EDDA Research Center hosted the first ReNEW summer school in May 2019, in collaboration with UNU-GEST. Fourteen students from Sweden, Finland, Poland, Denmark and Iceland attended the ReNEW Summer School 2019 at the University of Iceland. The overall topic of the summer school was Nordic trends in gender studies and the main target group were PhD students and advanced MA students. Experts within the field introduced students to four separate but interlinked pillars of current Nordic gender research: Intersectionality, migration and labour markets, post-colonialism, as well as trans issues and queer theory. The summer school programme concluded with students attending the NORA Conference: Border Regimes, Territorial Discourses and Feminist Politics.

More about the summer school here.