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Call for Papers:
The Network of Early Career Researchers in Old Norse
21st -22nd October 2017, University of Copenhagen
It is a pleasure to invite you to the first international, cross-disciplinary workshop of
The Network of Early Career Researchers in Old Norse (NECRON). NECRON is
an international, interdisciplinary network of Early Career Researchers (Post-Docs
and PhD Students) working in all fields of broadly-understood Nordic medieval
culture and heritage. It offers a forum for junior scholars – academics who have not yet
secured permanent employment – to collaborate with and support one another in our
dealings with the opportunities and challenges we face in the rapidly-changing modern
Our inaugural workshop will address the theme “Trends and
Challenges in Early Career Scholarship”. The event will feature
key-note lectures, as well as round-table, poster and “slam”
sessions, and we hereby invite abstracts for contributions.
• Recent Academic Trends: Digital Humanities (Tarrin
Wills, University of Copenhagen)
• Recent Academic Trends: Cultural Memory (Emily
Lethbridge, Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic
• ECR Challenges: Publishing Strategies (Leszek
Gardeła, University of Rzeszów)
• ECR Challenges: Non-Traditional Academic Career
Paths (Karen Bek-Pedersen, Indepentent Scholar)
All participants are required to submit an
abstract for a poster or slam contribution,
and are also encouraged to submit an
abstract for a round table contribution. It is
possible to present a poster OR a slam (but
not both), as well as taking taking part in a
round table, but a separate abstract for each
will have to be submitted. Abstracts should
be 50-100 words, sent as a pdf attachment to
firstname.lastname@example.org, and clearly
state name, affiliation (if any), and form of
contribution (poster/slam/round table).
• Recent Academic Trends: Digital Humanities &
• Post-Doc Applications & Project Funding
• Skills and Technologies in Teaching
• Career Planning for ECRs
Successful applicants will be notified via
email and sent further details for
registration. PhD Students to be able to
register the workshop as a PhD Course (1.8
ECTS), certified by the University of
• 10.08.2017, 23:59 (CET) deadline
• 24.08.2017, notification of acceptance
• 21.10.2017, lunctime start
• 22.20.2017, mid-afternoon finish
Organising Committee: Katarzyna Anna Kapitan (University of Copenhagen),
Luke John Murphy (Snorrastofa), Simon Nygaard (Aarhus University), Maja
Bäckvall (University of Uppsala), Helen Frances Leslie-Jacobsen (University of Bergen).
For any enquiries, be they general or regarding the programme, please contact
the organisers at email@example.com.
Poster & Slam Sessions: in order to better communicate
the work being done in the many fields concerned with
Nordic medieval culture and heritage, all participants will
either present a poster on their current project, or deliver a
slam (a <3-minute talk). Slots for slams are extremely
limited, so please consider a poster whenever possible!