Department of Culture and Learning

news

Professor Mette Buchardt has key note lecture at conference on the Nordic Model

On April 22 2021, Professor and Head of CfU Mette Buchardt, gave a key note lecture at the online conference "Nordic Modes of Bildung, Schooling, and Upbringing - The interplay between individualism, collectivism, and institutionalized lives" organized by University of Oslo.

Last modified: 22.04.2021

Professor Mette Buchardt has key note lecture at "Nordic Modes of Bildung, Schooling, and Upbringing - The interplay between individualism, collectivism, and institutionalized lives" Conference

Buchardt's key note lecture on April 22, 2021 titled "The Nordic model and The Educational Welfare State in a European Light: Between Social Problem Solving and Secular-Religious Ambitions" marked the initiation of the conference and was attended by more than 100 Nordic scholars from a range of disciplines.

The lecture revolved around education as an arena for building the modern nation state in Europe and the topic of solving the social question. and went into depth about how education became the arena for negotiating State-Church relations in the Nordics. During the lecture, Buchardt for example touched upon how social politics, education politics and secularization politics can be seen as neighboring and overlapping areas of political strategy.

To learn more about this topic and Buchardt's research on it, press here.

In her key note lecture, Buchardt drew on a number of historical archival sources from across Europe. The result was for example powerful visual components in the presentation.

Read more about the conference "Nordic Modes of Bildung, Schooling, and Upbringing - The interplay between individualism, collectivism, and institutionalized lives" organized by University of Oslo, by pressing here.