Nordic Hospitality and Comfort through the Ages


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


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’


Nordic Network

Contact name: Leah Broad

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Audience: Open to all