Symposium on Icelandic Social Sciences

Ísafjörður, April 8-9, 2011.

The 2011 Symposium on Icelandic Social Sciences is organized by the University Centre of the Westfjords. It is an annual event where the contemporary Icelandic society is in focus. Diverse studies within e.g. the fields of social studies, anthropology, political sciences and other related sciences will be presented.

The aim of the symposium is to create a discussion venue for social scientists, whether employed by universities and high schools, or scientists engaged in research in other fields. Also, the symposium gives students of social sciences an opportunity to participate in scholarly activities.

Among the topics:

  • Health and Society
  • Nation and Culture
  • Equality Issues
  • People with Disabilities
  • Senior Citizens
  • Immigrants
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Economy and Regional Development
  • Tourism Studies
  • Research Methods
  • School and Society
  • Criminology
  • The Icelandic Constitution
  • Icelandic democracy
  • Information and Knowledge Society

Responsible for organization:
Albertína Fr. Elíasdóttir, Project Manager, University Centre of the Westfjords.
Pernilla Rein, Project Manager, University Centre of the Westfjords.

More information on the symposium is available in Icelandic.

Or contact Pernilla Rein,, or phone +354 450-3044.

Call for papers: those who are interested in holding a lecture or presenting a poster, please send title and abstract (150 words) to no later than February 28, 2011.

Deadline for registrations is until March 10, 2011. Registration form (in Icelandic).

- Draft Programme - Föstudagur 8. apríl
10:00-10:30 Registration and refreshments
10:30-10:40 Welcome
10:40-11:10 Plenum Lecture
11:10-12:00 Seminars I
12:00-13:00 Lunch break
13:00-13:30 Plenum Lecture
13:35-14:25 Seminars II
14:25-14:45 Refreshments
14:45-15:35 Poster Introduction
15:40-16:30 Backstreets of Ísafjörður Guided Walk
16.45 - Cocktail at the Eyrartún Culture House

Laugardagur 9. apríl
10:00-10:30 Plenum Lecture
10:35-11:25 Seminars IV
11:30-12:20 Seminars V
12:20-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-14:00 Plenum Lecture
14:05-14:55 Seminars VI
15:00-15:50 Seminars VII
15:50-16:00 Closing Remarks