* What's in a word? *The minority concept revisited* *Conference and PhD course 7 - 8 April 2011 *Minority Studies and The Research School of Regional Studies * Dislocating Literature. Transnational Literature and the Direction of Literary Studies in the Baltic Sea Region,19-20 May 2011*, Södertörn University, Sweden. See: [1 *] 'Selma* Lagerlöf 2011: Text, Translation, Film', University College London, *20-22 June 2011*. See: [2] ³13th International * Conference on Minority Languages (ICML) on '*Institutional arrangements*" 22-25 June 2011 *See: [3]  *Re-Visiting the Contact Zone: Museums, Theory, Practice* Conference on *17-21 July 2011* at Scandic Linköping Vast, Linköping, Sweden. See: [4] * COST-action IS901 Women Writers in History: Toward a New Understanding of European Literary Culture. Seminar ´Scandinavia within in the European context : Women´s contribution to European Literary Culture before World War I´. Oslo, 19 September 2011 See: [5]  * Internationale Fachtagung, Institut für Niederlandistik, Oldenburg, 23-24 September 2011, Die Rezeption ausländischer Literatur in den Niederlanden und Flandern seit 1700. See: [6] * Internationelt kollokvium om migrationslitteratur på Åbo Akademi den 23.-24. september, 2011 See: [7] * FILLM Congres: World Languages and World Literatures Halden - Norway - Østfold University College 5-8 October 2011 See: [8] * Translation and national images. Antwerp & Amsterdam 16-17-18 November 2011. See: [9] * *Native America : *Indigenous Self-Representation in Canada, the US and Mexico, February 23-24, University of Groningen, the Netherlands. See: [10] * Female [11] Explorers. Women's Scientific Traveling, 1750-1850. 3 March 2012, Nottingham Trent University. See attachment, please note deadline for proposals has passed. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] *Call for papers 'Crossroads' Paris 2-6 July 2012, some possible topic areas might be of interest, see: [1] * Displaced Women: Multilingual Narratives of Migration in Europe. 29 March 2012, Glasgow. See: [2] [4] [1] [2] *Call for papers "Ambiguities, Alterations, Alternatives ? transforming Nordic literatures", 4-6 October 2012, Uppsala university (Sweden), deadline *26 March*, see attachment for cfp. *Ding, ding, ting:  Objets médiateurs de culture. Espaces germanophone, néerlandophone et nordique. Colloque international - Paris - Sorbonne 11-13 April 2013. See: [1] *Call for papers Dimensions of Diversity in Norden, panel stream at the 2012 Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, May 3–5, 2012, see attachment * Call for papers Nordic Translation Conference 4, 5, and 6 April 2013, University of East Anglia, in Norwich, England. See also [1] See attachment for cfp.  [1]   * Summer school 'Beyond Horizons. Transmitting and Writing New Identities. Strategies and Empowerment of Minorities and Migrants in Europe' 29 June- 5 July 2014 in Groningen., see: ** Call for papers: GETTING & SPENDING". **European Literature & Economics in the Long Nineteenth Century. *10-12 December 2014, University of Leuven, Belgium, see: [1]  * Call for papers: 'Cultural Mediators in Europe 1750-1950', June 5-7 2014 in Leuven, Belgium. See: [2]  * Call for papers: 'The 26th International Congress of FILLM will be held in Ningbo, China from 17th to 19th June 2014', see attachment. * * *Diversity, Margins and Dialogue: Local, National & Transnational Cultures. **University of Pune, India, January 2014, See attachent for more information. * Call for papers, ´Mediating Translation in Europe from the Early Modern Period to the 20th Century: Translation Studies and Transnational Literary Historiography´, Ghent University/UGent, 20-21 May 2014, see attachment         [1] [2]
Association of Art Historian (AAH) 2016 Annual Conference and Bookfair. University of Edinburgh. 7 – 9 April 2016; The Idea of North: Myth-making and Identities
Frances Fowle, University of Edinburgh, frances.fowle [at]
Marja Lahelma, University of Helsinki, marja.lahelma [at]
The north is an elusive and ambivalent concept with both negative and positive associations. Mythical notions of the north have existed in European culture since antiquity, fuelled at various times by archaeological discoveries and cultural revivals. Romanticism brought on a veritable ‘cult of the north’, which gained in strength throughout the 19th century, riding on the back of the nationalist wave that swept across Europe at the fin-de-siècle. Northernness is not a simple concept; while the Nordic people were associated with purity, originality and subjectivity, the Celts were regarded as creative and noble, yet feckless and irrational. Nevertheless, partly through the impact of Wagner’s operas and Macpherson’s Ossian, by the end of the 19th century, northern artists were elevated to a prominent position on the international stage. There was even a popular belief that it was now Scandinavia’s turn to lead the intellectual advance of humanity. This notion was supported by the theosophical formulation that it was time for the ‘northern race’ to take over.
This session sets out to investigate the mythical associations and cultural appropriation of ‘north’ and ‘northernness’ in 19th- and 20th-century European visual culture. We invite papers that examine the revival and assimilation of the north and northernness, taking into consideration, for example, mythical origins, spiritual and theosophical agendas, or notions of race and/or national identities. Papers can relate to individual artists and artworks, particular geographical regions or specific artistic and cultural phenomena, as well as to broader ideas associated with northernness.
Papers on contemporary artists who engage with northernness will also be considered.
Email paper proposals to the session convenor(s) by 9 November 2015. Download a Paper Proposal Guidelines
See more at:
- CFP: Small is Great. Cultural Transfer through Translating the Literature of Smaller European Nations. International Conference at the Eötvös Loránd University Budapest (ELTE), See attachment below. 
- Cfp: Inverted Runes: New Perspectives on Literary Translingualism. Symposium at Uppsala university. See attachment below.
 * Call for papers MOBILITIES.  Hosted by the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA April 16-19, 2015, see attachment.