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he conference Historizing the Avant-Garde in Copenhagen on November 20-22 2009marks the completion of the five years of research activity in the Nordic Network for Avant-Garde Studies sponsored by the Nordic Council for Research (NordForsk). It will also be the occasion for the publication of the first of four volumes on The Cultural History of the Nordic Avant-Garde, edited by members of the research network. Volume 1 covers the period 1900-1925,  the three following volumes (1925-50, 1950-75 and 1975-today) will appear during the next three years. 


The concluding conference of the research network will focus on historiographical questions: What are the adequate ways of writing the history of the avant-garde?