Schedule (for the open section of this workshop):
09.30- 10.00: Presentation of Project "Nostalgia in Contemporary European Culture"
10.00- 10.45: Keynote Laura Marcus, Goldsmiths' Professor of English Literature, University of Oxford
10.45-11.15: Q&A and discussion
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 subjectivity; Nostalgia and empire; Migration and exile; and Anthropocene nostalgia.