Nordic Centre of Excellence:
Reassessing the Nordic
Bjørn Hvinden +4722541217
Viggo Nordvik +4722541269
Mi Ah Schøyen +4722541286
NordWel Summer School 2008
Old and new perspectives on the welfare state
Welfare states can be studied from a number of theoretical and methodological approaches, with various chronological perspectives and with a focus on different empirical phenomena. The aim of the summer school is to stimulate cross-disciplinary and multi-perspective discussions on the welfare state as a historical phenomena and concept, and to challenge well established concepts and understandings.
Teachers include, among others, Bo Stråth (University of Helsinki, Finland), Janet Newman (Open University, UK), Adalbert Evers (Giessen University, Germany), Walter Korpi (Stockholm University, Sweden), Christoph Conrad (University of Geneva, Switzerland), Ilona Ostner (Georg-August-University, Germany), Pauli Kettunen (University of Helsinki, Finland), Pirjo Markkola (Åbo Akademi University, Finland) and Klaus Petersen (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark).
The summer school is designed for Nordic and international PhD students and post-doc researchers from various academic fields. The organisers invite proposals for papers that deal with welfare and the welfare state in a broad historical perspective. Papers can be both theoretical and empirical in their approach. They can deal with national themes or have a comparative perspective.
The Course fee is 100 Euros. Travel costs and accommodation will be financed by NCoE NordWel and the Danish Research School for History.
How to apply
PhD students and young researchers interested in participating in the summer school should send an abstract (½ page) of the paper to be presented at the summer school and a short biography by e-mail to coordinator Heidi Haggrén: email@example.com, + 358 9 191 24958. Dead-line for abstract submission is April 30 2008. For more information see Call for Papers at http://blogs.helsinki.fi/nord-wel/summer-school/