Department of Culture and Learning


preliminary program

the fuller program with workshop presentations will be published shortly after the 28 August deadline. 


28 September 2015

9.30-10.00 Registration
10.00 Welcome
10.15-11.15 Keynote: Mark Allen Peterson, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio ”Cartoon Violence:
The Making of a Global Controversy
11.15-11.30 Tea/Coffe break
11.30-12.30 Keynote: Lene Hansen, University of Copenhagen, ”Visual Securitization and the Muhammad Cartoons: Theorizing Images 10 Years On”
12.30-13.45 Lunch

Workshop session 1

“Echoes of the Cartoon Crisis Ten Years Later: Identity, Injury and Intelligibility from Copenhagen to Paris and Texas” by Jennifer Veninga, St. Edward’s University, Austin, USA 

“Revisiting the ‘Cartoon Controversies’ Through the Concept of Fictionality” by Carsten Stage, Århus University, Denmark

“Crucial Intervention. About Reporters’ Unconventional Source Application” by Signe Kjær Jørgensen, Roskilde University, Denmark 

“Meta-Perceptions and the Cycle of Violence in the Age of Terrorism”, by Milan Obaidi, European University, Italy, Jonas Kunst, Oslo University, Norway, Nour Kteily, Kellogg Northwestern, USA, Lotte Thomsen, Oslo University, Norway, James Sidanius, Harvard University, USA. Presented by Milan Obaidi.

15.45-16.00 Tea/Coffe break
16.00-18:00 Break
Kl. 18.00 Dinner


29 September 2015

9.30-10.00 Coffee
10.00-11.00   Keynote: Deepa Kumar, Rutgers University, "Islam vs. Free Speech: Media Spectacles, Nationalism and the Limits of Liberalism"

Workshop session 2

“From the Danish Cartoons to Charlie Hebdo attacks: French and Iranian Perspectives” by Andre Virginie and James Barry, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Australia. Presented by Virginie Andre. 

“The Charlie Hebdo Debate: Critical Junctures and Deliberation in the Public Sphere” by Linda Lund Pedersen, London School of Economics, United Kingdom & European University Institute, Italy. 

“By the Beard of the Prophet: The Diversification and Transformation of Danish Public Aphere”, by Mikkel Rytter, Århus University, Århus

12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.30 Keynote: Peter Hervik, Aalborg University,  ”Danish Exclusionary Thinking 10 years after”
14.30-15.30 Panel discussion and closure



Conference coordinator Peter Hervik

Conference secretary Ulla Langballe

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