IASS 2016

The International Association of Scandinavian Studies (IASS) will hold its thirty-first conference from 9 to 13 August 2016 in Groningen, the Netherlands. It will be hosted by the Scandinavian Studies section of the Department of European Languages and Cultures (ELC). The theme of the conference is: Transition between ‘the Nordic countries’ and ‘Europe’.
The organizers warmly invite researchers in the field of Scandinavian studies from around the world, as well as any other interested parties, to attend. Proposals for 20 minute lectures in the form of abstracts (approx. 250-300 words) can be submitted on our website (www.rug.nl/let/iass-submission-form) by 15 January 2016.
You can sign up between 15 January 2016 and 1 May 2016 via the homepage of the IASS conference (www.rug.nl/let/iassgroningen2016). The link will redirect you to the Groninger Congresbureau, which will handle all registrations. Early-bird prices are available until 15 March at a rate of € 80. After this date, the price will be € 110.

The homepage also provides an overview of the ideas and topics that form the background to the conference’s theme, which can be used as inspiration for lectures and papers. The primary languages during the conference will be the Scandinavian languages, with English as the secondary language. Information about the excursions and the closing banquet etc. will be made available on the homepage, as will information on hotels and accommodation in varying price ranges.
Should you have any questions regarding proposed speaking topics or practical matters, please do not hesitate to contact the organizing committee on iass2016@rug.nl

We hope to see many of you in Groningen next summer!