Dörr med text "Now and Then"

Project: Nostalgia in Contemporary European Culture (NCIC)

In the project we explore the centrality of nostalgia to a wide range of contemporary cultural practices.

Project members: Eric Sandberg: University Lecturer and Docent in Literature in the Department of English Philology at the University of Oulu, Finland. Rune Graulund: Associate Professor in American Literature and Culture at the Institute of Literature, Media and Cultural Studies, University of Southern Denmark. Niklas Salmose: Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the Department of Languages, Linnaeus University

Funding organisation: Joint Committee for Nordic research councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS) – Vetenskapsrådet
Time frame: 2017-2019

About the project

Nostalgia in Contemporary European Culture (NCIC) is a research project funded by a workshop grant from the Joint Committee for Nordic research councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS). The project is hosted by the University of Oulu, Finland, and involves core researchers from Linnaeus University in Sweden and the University of Southern Denmark. Over the two-year project, a number of workshops and conference will be held to explore the centrality of nostalgia to a wide range of contemporary cultural practices. Research activities focus on four related areas: Memory, affect, and subjectitiy; Nostalgia and empire; Migration and exile; and Anthropocene nostalgia. 

Photo: Peter Stubbs