Nordic Conference on Racism and Education

Uppsala University, 15-16 May 2024



Extended Registration Deadline: 30 April 2024


A two-day summit of talks, activities, and multidisciplinary discussions on the role, experiences and practices of racism as well as ethnic and religious discrimination in the educational sector.

The conference aims to open discussions on how to understand the complex realities of racism and ethnic and religious discrimination in relation to education - often heralded in policy discourse as key to combat racism and to promote an inclusive democratic society. The ambition of the conference is to bridge disciplinary, thematic, theoretical and methodological boundaries - including long-standing barriers between research on racism and antisemitism - in order to open a space for critical scholarship during this divisive time. 

The conference is organized by Uppsala University, Department of Education (EDU), together with the Center for Multidisciplinary Studies on Racism (CEMFOR/UU), the Segerstedt Institute (GU), the Living History Forum, Department of Society, Culture and Identity (MAU) and the Forum for Jewish Studies (UU). 

Keynote speakers

Kalwant Bhopal

Professor of Education and Social Justice,
Director of the Centre for Research in Race & Education (CRRE), University of Birmingham, UK.

Monique Eckmann

Professor Emerita in Sociology,
School for Social Work, HES-SO/University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Western Switzerland, Geneva.

Venue

The conference will take place at Uppsala University, Department of Education, Blåsenshus. Located at the heart of Uppsala  - the conference venue is accessible by foot, bicycle, car or bus.

Address: von Kraemers allé 1

Programme (tentative)

Wednesday 15 May

Uppsala University, Blåsenshus


8.30 - 9.00: Registration and Coffee

9.00 - 9.15 Welcome and Introductory Remarks

9.15 - 10.00: Opening Keynote: Kalwant Bhopal
Race and Education: Reproducing White Supremacy in Britain

10.00 - 10.30: Coffee

10.30-12.00: Panel Session 1

Panel 1a: Racisms in the Color-Blind School

Panel 1b: Racism and Discrimination in Higher Education

12.00-13.00: Lunch

13.15 - 14.45: Panel Session 2

Panel 2a: Nationalism, Religion and Socialisation

Panel 2b: School Segregation and School Choice as a Vehicle for Structural Discrimination

14.45 - 15.00: Coffee

15.00 - 16.30: Panel Session 3

Panel 3a: Racisms Towards Teachers

Panel 3b: Roundtable with the National Research Network on Learning, Prevention and Consequences of
Antisemitism in the Swedish Educational System

18.30: Conference Dinner


Thursday 16 May

Uppsala University, Blåsenshus


9.30 - 11.00: Panel Session 4

Panel 4a: Teacher's Understandings of Racism

Panel 4b: Representation of Racisms in Policy Documents and Teaching Materials

Panel 4c: Antiracist Strategies and Critical Initiatives

11.00 - 11.15: Coffee

11.15 - 12.00: Keynote 2: Monique Eckmann

Racisms and Antisemitisms in Education:
The Challenge of Thinking both Together without Obliterating the Specificities and Specific Experiences 

12.15-13.15: Lunch

13.30-15.00: Panel Session 5

Panel 5a: Perceptions of Everyday Racisms in the Life-World of the School

Panel 5b: Strategies for Teaching on a History of Racism and Antisemitism

Panel 5c: Education for Newly Arrived Migrants

Panel 5d: Roundtable on the forthcoming book Likhetens logik - Olikhetens praktik: Rasism och antirasism i den svenska skolan (Natur och Kultur, 2024)

15.15 - 16.30: Closing remarks




Hotel

Located at the centre of Uppsala, Blåsenshus  is reachable by foot from numerous hotels. The organizing committee and keynote speakers will stay at Hotel von Kraemer, von Kraemers allé 26. Discounted prizes at select hotels are avaialble to conference participants. Information on hotels and discounts is distributed via email. 

Practical Information

Important dates:

Deadline for abstract submission: 16 February 2024

Acceptance emails: 15 March 2024

Registration deadline (extended): 30 April 2024


Conference fee (incl. lunches, coffee and conference dinner*):

PhD and Early Career Researchers (5 years from PhD defense): 500 SEK

Senior Researchers: 1000 SEK

Practitioners and educational staff: 300 SEK (0 SEK without lunches and dinner)

Non-presenting academic participants: 300 SEK (0 SEK without lunches and dinner)

*Excluding VAT 25%


Registration deadline (extended):  30 April 2024

Registration link:  https://registration.invajo.com/4d2709b3-1dac-4e71-b3d3-fb6ca5f43841
(for both academic and non-academic participants)

For questions regarding registration, please contact: registration.ncre2024@akademikonferens.se 


Conference language:

English


Contact: 

Mirjam Katzin, Researcher, Segerstedt Institute, University of Gothenburg

mirjam.katzin@gu.se

Claes Tängh Wrangel, Researcher/Director, Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies on Racism, Uppsala University

claes.wrangel@cemfor.uu.se

Hassan Sharif, Senior Lecturer in Child- and Youth Studies, Department of Education, Uppsala University

hassan.sharif@edu.uu.se 

Organizing Committee

Lars M Andersson, Director of the Forum for Jewish Studies and Senior Lecturer in History, Uppsala University

Mirjam Katzin, Researcher, Segerstedt Institute, University of Gothenburg

Jan Christer Mattson, Director of the Segerstedt Institute and Senior Lecturer in Pedagogy, University of Gothenburg

Hassan Sharif, Senior Lecturer in Child- and Youth Studies, Department of Education, Uppsala University

Malin Thor Thureby, Professor of History, Department of Society, Culture and Identity, Malmö University

Claes Tängh Wrangel, Researcher/Director, Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies on Racism, Uppsala University

Oscar Österberg, Research Coordinator, Living History Forum

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