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Nordic Hospitality and Comfort through the Ages

Saturday, February 18, 2017 -
3:30pm to 5:30pm
Radcliffe Humanities
Colin Matthew Room

An interdisciplinary look at welcoming guests, perspectives on 'the other', and feeling at home in Scandinavia from the Middle Ages to Modernity.

Speakers:

Rebecka Klette (Birkbeck): 'Degenerate modernity and "Ibsenity": the satirical reception of Ibsen in Punch during the late 19th century.'

Heather O'Donoghue (University of Oxford): 'The Perils of Inhospitality in Medieval Iceland'

Morten Kringelbach (University of Oxford): 'Hygge: Lessons from neuroscience and Aristotle on hedonia and eudaimonia’

Contact name: 
Leah Broad
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Audience: 
Open to all