Nordic Conference on Racism and Education

Uppsala University, 15-16 May 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. 

We invite paper abstracts and panel proposals of both theoretical, methodological and empirical kind. We encourage submissions from both junior and senior scholars. 

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

A tentative programme will be published no later than 15 March

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. 

Practical Information

Important dates:

Deadline for abstract submission: 16 February 2024

Acceptance emails: 15 March 2024

Registration deadline: 15 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, fika and dinner)

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

*Excluding VAT 25%

Travel stipends for PhDs

In order to support the attendance of scholars from a variety of Nordic countries and universities, we offer travel stipends to a maximum of 10 PhDs, selected based on the relevance and quality of your abstract. If you want to apply for travel support, please indicate so in your abstract. Also include an estimation of your travel costs to Uppsala (tickets & accommodation)


Registration deadline:  15 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: 

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, Research Coordinator, 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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