Northern Star Symposium 2023
22-24th of May
Nord University, Bodø
The Northern Star Symposium is a three-day academic gathering in Bodø, a Norwegian city just north of the Arctic Circle. The goal of this symposium is to have a place to discuss topics and questions that are not among the mainstream of conferences and journals, a place to test out new ideas and listen to fresh voices in academia. The keynote speakers will not have presented elsewhere, and the participants are there to satisfy their curiosity and their interest, foster new directions of research and exploration, and engage in debate and the exchange of knowledge. The symposium is organised annually, and it has a limited number of attendants.
The Northern Star Symposium is organised by the Journalism research group within the Faculty of Social Sciences, Nord University, Bodø.
The topic for 2023 is Disintegration
Disintegration marks the end of things as we have known them. This can mean disintegration of identities and the crisis of identities when old configurations of the self are increasingly challenged.
Disintegration can be a form of violence, when something is forced to come apart, both ways of pressure and ways of direct violence. We also see disintegration of institutions at a growing speed.
We invite abstracts of up to 500 words (not including literature lists), for the following formats:
Paper, work in progress, reflection.
Reflections: This is a flight of fancy, a description of potential ideas and connections that the concept Disintegration fosters.
Abstract: This is a summary of a relevant research project you have done, and which you would like to present to the others.
Work in progress: This is a work you would like feedback on.
We also invite more formats: experiences, performance, experimentation and roleplay.
Feedback: You will get a commenter, and be asked to provide feedback on the work of another person.
Early deadline 17th March. We start accepting from this date. (Saint Patrick’s day)
First date of decisions: 20th of March. (Spring equinox.)
Late deadline 17th April. (Saint Kateri Tekakwita’s day)
Submit by email to Northern.Star.Symposium@gmail.com
Submissions are not anonymously reviewed. Program decisions will be made by the program committee, Torill Elvira Mortensen, Tomasz Majkowski, Mike Hyslop Graham, Dom Ford and Maria Ruotsalainen.