Höfði Reykjavík Peace Centre recently received a grant from the Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS) for Exploratory Workshops.
The primary objective of the project is to create a multidisciplinary network of Nordic academics focusing on the discourse on immigration issues and national identity in the Nordic countries and the impact of political narratives in a rapidly changing media environment. By pooling expertise from the different Nordic countries, the project will initiate and promote new critical research on the role of political narratives, and how the portrayal in the mainstream media has affected the far right parties’ capacity to further their agenda and make electoral advances.
Höfði Peace Centre is coordinating the project in cooperation with two other universities, Linköping University and the University of Helsinki.
Pia Hansson, Director of Höfði Reykjavik Peace Centre, Auður Örlygsdóttir, Project Manager at Höfði Reykjavík Peace Centre, Guðmundur Hálfdanarson, Professor of History and Dean of the School of Humanities, Jón Ólafsson, Professor in Comparative Cultural Studies, and Kristín Loftsdóttir, Professor in Anthropology at the University of Iceland developed the project and will coordinate it on behalf of Höfði Reykjavík Peace Centre and the University of Iceland, in cooperation with professors from the University of Iceland and the partner universities.