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Listen to researchers talk about the history, society and culture of the Nordic region (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the autonomous territories, Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Åland). Mainly interviews and panel discussions, but also synopses of particular historical events and topics within the humanities and social sciences written by researchers and read out in one of the Nordic languages as well as English.
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Listen to a whistlestop tour covering the last 14 podcasts, touching down in Aarhus, Stockholm, Oslo, and Helsinki, and featuring clips from podcasts where young people put questions to researchers on topics of the day, including the consequences of the invasion of Ukraine, gender, and the climate. Nicola Witcombe, who is the editor of nordics.info, and Daniela Lange Andersen, a student from Aarhus University, discuss the series and recount views of the other students and researchers tha...
Listen to a discussion on how Nordic public and voluntary organisations - particularly in Denmark, Sweden and Finland - responded to the famine which ensued when Biafra attempted to secede from Nigeria in the 1960s.In the fourteenth episode for the New Nordic Lexicon, students Gaëtan Gamba and Agata Pyka speak to three researchers about their research project on Nordic relief efforts during the Biafra Crisis: Norbert Götz and Carl Marklund from Södertörn University, and Susan Lindholm, from S...
Listen to a discussion on how the use of English in the Nordic countries, with a focus on Finland and Sweden, and the consequences of this on immigration populations and identity.In the thirteen episode, students Gaëtan Gamba and Essi Turva speak mainly to Elizabeth Peterson from the University of Helsinki. Nina Carlsson from Uppsala University, Tuire Liimatainen from the Migration Institute of Finland, and Nicola Witcombe, editor of nordics.info, also join the discussion. This podcast was ma...
Listen to a discussion on the diversity of the languages in the Nordic countries, focusing on how bi- and multulingualism functions in practice, and the history, framework and importance of minority and heritage languages and their status in Sweden and Finland.In the twelfth podcast for the New Nordic Lexicon, students from Aarhus and Helsinki Universities, Gaëtan Gamba and Sóley Eliasdottir, speak to Nina Carlsson from the University of Uppsala, and Tuire Liimatainen from the Migration Insti...
Listen to an interview in Swedish and Norwegian on the gap between talk and action when it comes to climate change. In the eleventh podcast for the New Nordic Lexicon, students from Bergen and Lund speak to Maria Wolrath-Söderberg from Södertörn University. This podcast was made possible by funding from the A.P. Moller Foundation.Sound credits: Summer by tictac9 from freesound.org.Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Listen to an interview in Swedish and Norwegian on how people’s use of language and their thoughts have a direct effect on their level of emissions. Research into how people reason and think about climate change is crucial to the debate on climate change.In the tenth podcast for the New Nordic Lexicon, students from Bergen and Lund, speak to Maria Wolrath-Söderberg from Södertörn University. This podcast was made possible by funding from the A.P. Moller Foundation.Sound credits: Summer by tic...
Listen to an interview in Danish on the changing political landscape since the invasion of Ukraine, both in Russia, Europe and Norden with two researchers from Aarhus University.Daniela Lange Andersen and Mattias Carlberg, students from Aarhus and Lund Universities, speak again to Thorsten Borring Olesen and Birgitte Beck Pristed, both from Aarhus University, this time about security issues, both in and outside of Russia and Ukraine. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Listen to an interview in Danish on the changing cultural landscape within both politics and literature since the invasion of Ukraine, both in Russia, Europe and Norden, with two researchers from Aarhus University.In the eigth podcast for the New Nordic Lexicon, students from Aarhus and Lund Universities, Daniela Lange Andersen and Mattias Carlberg, speak to Thorsten Borring Olesen and Birgitte Beck Pristed, both from Aarhus University, about international political culture, and literature an...
In this episode, Victoria Austveg, a Master’s student from the University of Oslo, speaks to Mari Teigen, Professor at the Institute for Social Research in Norway. This episode builds on the last two, but focuses more on Norway’s policies, including board membership requirements placed on companies, the gender segregated labour market, how wages are set, and equal pay. It is in Norwegian and Danish.Go to The New Nordic Lexicon for further reading on this and many more subjects!Sound cre...
Listen to a discussion on policymaking, gender segregation and equal pay.In this, the sixth podcast for the New Nordic Lexicon, where students Emma Healey from the University of Helsinki and Victoria Austveg from the University of Oslo speak to Cathrine Holst, Professor in Philosophy of Science and Democracy at Oslo University. Nicola Witcombe, who is editor of nordics.info based at Aarhus University, also joins the discussion. This podcast was made possible by funding from the A.P. Moller Fo...
Listen to a discussion on the Nordic equality model, whether its reputation holds up to scrutiny, and differences between the Nordic countries (particularly Norway and Sweden) when it comes to gender issues.In this episode, students Emma Healey from the University of Helsinki and Victoria Austveg from the University of Oslo speak to Cathrine Holst, Professor in Philosophy of Science and Democracy at the University of Oslo. This podcast was made possible by funding from the A.P. Moller Foundat...
Listen to how cities have developed historically and about different urban approaches to sustainability and inclusivity. In this episode, students from Helsinki and Södertörn Universities, Gaëtan Gamba and Jasmin Adolph speak to two Romina Rodela from Södertörn University, and Natalie Gulsrud from the University of Copenhagen. This podcast was made possible by funding from the A.P. Moller Foundation.Go to The New Nordic Lexicon for further reading on this and many more subjects!Sound credits:...
It is not always easy for children and young people to get their voices heard when it comes to the planning of the cities they live in. But their input is important for a whole range of reasons including that cities need to be fit for purpose, young people's health and counteracting climate change.In this third episode, a student from Helsinki University, Gaëtan Gamba, and a recent alumni of Södertörn University, Jasmin Adolph, speak to two researchers, Romina Rodela from Södertörn Unive...
Pan-national regions – like the Nordics or the Baltic Sea region - can give us an alternative perspective to the nation state. What are the benefits and challenges of these pan-national regions and have feelings of identity changed since the Russian invasion of Ukraine?This is the second of our podcasts for the New Nordic Lexicon where students get the chance to put questions to researchers. In this episode, students from Aarhus University, Chance Dorland and Sóley Eliasdottir, speak to Kazim...
The Nordic Region is part of the Baltic Sea Region, connected in historical, cultural and economic ways. Listen to a podcast about what has changed in the Baltic Sea Region since the invasion of Ukraine, and about how regions are not static and change over time, much like our affiliation for them.Students from Aarhus University, Chance Dorland and Sóley Eliasdottir, get answers to their questions from two scholars, Kazimierz Musiał from the University of Gdansk's Scandinavian and Finnish Stud...
Listen to an interview with indigenous arctic archeologist Kirstine Eiby Møller and hear about the Qilakitsoq mummies and how they have informed her work.Read more on nordics.info. This is the latest in the podcast series 'The Nordics Uncovered: Critical Voices from Greenland' about Greenland's history and art.Sound credits from freesound.org including "Noir" Reel by Hainbach by makenoisemusic, loneliness by rashta and The Plan - Upbeat Loop by ispeakwaves. Follow us on Instagram, Faceb...
Listen to an interview with PhD in Arctic Studies Rosannguaq Rossen, and hear about the history of the West Greenlandic dress and a picture from 1862 showing two women wearing pearl beads round the neck for the first time.Read more on nordics.info. This is the latest in the podcast series 'The Nordics Uncovered: Critical Voices from Greenland' about Greenland's history and art.Sound credits from freesound.org including "Noir" Reel by Hainbach by makenoisemusic, loneliness by rashta and The Pl...
Listen to an interview with Director of Nuuk Art Museum Nivi Christensen and hear about how two key Greenlandic artists - Pia Arke and Anne-Birthe Hove - have informed her own work.Read more on nordics.info. This is the latest in the podcast series 'The Nordics Uncovered: Critical Voices from Greenland' about Greenland's history and art.Sound credits from freesound.org including "Noir" Reel by Hainbach by makenoisemusic, loneliness by rashta and The Plan - Upbeat Loop by ispeakwaves. Fol...
Hot topics in current academic research on the Nordic region today include welfare, colonialism and heterogeneity. These – as well as a host of other issues - form the content of this podcast, the last in the series ‘The Nordics Uncovered: Critical Voices from the Region’. Editor of nordics.info, Nicola Witcombe, is joined by Mary Hilson Professor of History at Aarhus University in Denmark and Peter Stadius Research Director at the Centre for Nordic Studies at Helsinki University. ...
Listen to this podcast if you are interested in how Sweden’s policymaking successes and failures since the Cold War have been perceived domestically and outside the region, including: Sweden’s early involvement in humanitarianism;The ‘utopian trap’;Sweden-bashing;Perspectives on social engineering. Carl Marklund is a researcher and Research Director at the Institute of Contemporary History at Södertörn University, and he talks to Nicola Witcombe, editor of nordics.info. This i...
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Keith McConnell

poor audio quality. not listenable.

Aug 29th
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