Om Netværket

Nordisk Netværk for Avantgardestudier er et nordisk forskningsnetværk støttet af Nordforsk 2004-2007. Nordisk Netværk for Avantgarde Studier vil styrke og koordinere mindre og spredte nationale forskningsmiljøer, bidrage til at fremme udveksling af viden om forskelle og ligheder mellem de nordiske lande og gøre nordisk avantgardeforskning internationalt synlig. Nordisk Netværk for Avantgardestudier afholder en årlig konference. Netværket danner også ramme for udarbejdelsen af De nordiske avantgarders kulturhistorie i 4 bind og et elektronisk arkiv for dokumenter fra de nordiske avantgarder. Det nordiske forskningsnetværk er en videreudvikling af det danske forskningsnetværk ”Avantgardernes genkomst og aktualitet” støttet af Det humanistiske Forskningsråd 2001-2004. Under forberedelse er et Europæisk Netværk for Avantgarde og Modernisme Studier, EAM, hvis første konference afholdes i Ghent, Belgien, maj 2008.

About the Network

The Nordic Network of Avant-Garde Studies is supported by Nordforsk 2004-2007. The Nordic Network of Avant-Garde Studies aims to support and coordinate small and dispersed national centres of research, help promote the exchange of knowledge about differences and similarities among the avant-garde currents and research in the Nordic countries, and make Nordic avant-garde research visible in a European and international context. The Nordic Network of Avant-Garde Studies has a yearly conference. Within the Network an editorial group is preparing a four-volume Cultural History of the Nordic Avant-Gardes and an electronic archive of documents from the Nordic avant-gardes. The Nordic network is an extension of the Danish research network ”The Return and Actuality of the Avant-Gardes” supported by the Danish Research Council 2001-2004. A European Network of Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies, EAM, is under preparation and will have its first conference in Ghent in May 2008.
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Newsletter January 2008

Dear Network members,

The good news is that we have just been informed by NordForsk, that the Nordic Network for Avant-Garde Studies has been extended for another 2 years, 2008-2009.

In our appplication for extension we wrote about the previous years:

During the last 3 years, the Nordic Network for Avant-Garde Studies has served as a meeting place for the geographically and departmentally widely scattered research units in the Nordic countries, among these a large number of ph.d.s.  Scholars from separate disciplines, departments and localities have met at the Nordic conferences, and local seminars of the Network and through the Network’s website www.avantgardenet.eu. The Nordic Network has also established relations to many international scholars.

About the activities of the next 2 years we wrote:

For the next 2 years the network will continue these activities, but will focus especially on

 1) the writing, editing and first publication of a 4-volume Cultural History of the Nordic Avant-Gardes and

 2) the Nordic participation in the establishment of a European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies (EAM)

Work on the 4-volume cultural history has already started, and we expect the first volume to be published in late 2008 or early 2009 by the publishing house Rodopi.  The cultural history will demonstrate differences, similarities and connections between the avant-gardes in the Nordic countries, the international relations of the Nordic avant-gardes, and the impact of the avant-garde currents on the general cultural development in the Nordic countries. A publication in English will help promote knowledge of Nordic culture and research internationally.

International interest in the Nordic countries, Nordic research as well as in an extended international coordination of avant-garde research is evident from the preparations for the European Research Network, which has sprung from the Nordic Network and will have its inaugural conference in Ghent in May 2008 (see www.eam-europe.ugent.be). Scholars from more than 20 countries have already announcd their participation in this conference. The European network will give Nordic scholars and students far better European/international contacts.

In addition to the coordinators in Denmark: Marianne Ping Huang (mphuang@hum.ku.dk) and Tania Ørum (tania@hum.ku.dk) Department of Cultural Studies and the Arts, University of Copenhagen, and Norway: Per Bäckström (per.backstrom@hum.uit.no), University of Tromsø, the Network now has

 

New Co-ordinators in the Nordic Network for Avant-garde Studies:

NORWAY: Bodil Børset, Dr. art., Kunnskapsparken Faros, NTNU, Trondheim. <bodil.borset@hf.ntnu.no>    

SWEDEN: Nils Olsson, Ph.d. Gothenburg University. <nils.olsson@lit.gu.se>

Patrik Sjöberg, Fil.Dr.,lektor i Film Studies, Karlstad University. <patrik.sjoberg@kau.se>

ICELAND: Hlynur Helgason, teacher, artist and curator. The Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts/Myndlista- og handíaskóli Íslands.  <hlynur@bhs.is>

FINLAND: Kimmo Sarje, Artist, critic, scholar. <Sarje@muu.fi>

 

Network Activities in 2008:

- Annual conference

- National seminars and smaller conferences

- Activities connected to the Cultural History of the Nordic Avant-Gardes

 

Conference:

In 2008 the Nordic Network is a co-organisor of the inaugural conference of EAM, The European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies, which will take place in Ghent, Belgium May 29-31 2008.

 

Local activities:

Norway:

Norwegian avant-garde. A Contradiction in Terms? (Tromsø, 9.-11. May 2008)

Arr. Per Bäckström (UiTø) / Bodil Børset (NTNU)

 

Live arts i Norge (Oslo, Autumn 2008)

Arr. Per Bäckström (UiTø) / Bodil Børset (NTNU)

 

Danmark:

Fluxus Scores and Instructions (august 2008)

Co-org. of  seminar in connection with the exhibition Fluxus Scores and Instructions, Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde (06/06 2008 – 21/09 2008) in collaboration with the PSi  # 14 conference Interregnum in Copenhagen, August 20-24th (see http://www.interregnum.dk/)

Arr. Tania Ørum

 

Avant-Garde Aesthetics and Media Culture Between the War

One-day conference about vol. 2 of the Cultural History of the Nordic Avant-Gardes:

in connection with the Festival Golden Days in Copenhagen: 1920s og 1930 (Sept. 2008), Arr. Torben Jelsbak and Tania Ørum.

 

Finland:

Start Seminar 2008 (Helsinki, april 2008)

Starting local activities in Finland

Arr. Kimmo Sarje

 

Sweden:

Nordic Avantgarde Film (Autumn 2008)

Arr. Patrick Sjöberg (Universitetet i Karlstadt)

 

Iceland:

Spaces of Art: Icelandic and European Avant-Garde 1955-1981 (Autumn 2008)

Arr. Benedikt Hjartarson / Hlynur Helgason

 

Activities in 2009:

Local activities will give way to the final conference of the Nordic Network for Avant-Garde Studies in Copenhagen. In 2009 local activities are expected to find local funding.

 

Conference:

Network Conference: The Cultural History of the Nordic Avant-Gardes and the Avant-gardes as a Historiographical Challenge

 Copenhagen University

Arr. Marianne Ping Huang and Tania Ørum

 

The editorial work on the Cultural History of the Nordic Avant-Gardes will continue. We expect to publish volume 4 by 2012.