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Reimagining The Nordic model Christian Cultural Heritage. Christmas in public schools and broadcasting (NORCHRIST).

ReNEW and the Department for Theology at Aarhus University, announce a workshop on The Nordic model Christian Cultural Heritage. Christmas in public schools and broadcasting

Info about event


Wednesday 13 November 2019, at 12:00 - Friday 15 November 2019, at 17:30


Building 1453, room 415

Research seminar and workshop November 13-15, 2019

Registration and contact: kp@cas.au.dk

Wednesday: Media, children and Christian cultural heritage (open)

12-13: Arrival and lunch

13-14.00: Welcome:

  • Presentation of participants, introduction to workshop topic and aims (Elisabeth Tveito Johnsen and Kirstine Helboe Johansen)

14.00-17.30:Public media, Nordic childhood and Christian Cultural Heritage (coffee break halfway)

    •  Short presentation: Helle Strandgaard Jensen: Nordic Childhood, public media and the absence of religion (30+15)
    • Short presentation: Sofia Sjö: Media as religious socialization agents in Nordic children’s lives (30+15)
    • Short presentation: Television editor at DR (Ultra/Ramasjang): Reflections on religion and children, in particular Christmas, in Danish public service media (30+15)
    • Discussion: Nordic media and childhood (45 min)

    18.30: Dinner

    Thursday: Public school, Religion and Public discourse (open)

    9.00-12.30: First session

    • Short presentation: Elisabeth Tveito Johnsen and Kirstine Helboe Johansen: Pilot study in Norwegian public schools and in NRK (30+15)
    • Short presentation: Marie von der Lippe and Sidsel Undheim: Ritualisations and demarcations of religion and non-religion in schools (30+15)
    • Short presentation: Bernd Schröder: The relationship between schools and religious communities in religious education in schools (30+15)
    • Discussion: Nordic school and religion (45)

    12.30-13.30 Lunch

    13.30-15.30: Second session

    • Short presentation: Pia Rose Böwadt: God in school – challenges and viewpoints (30+15)
    • Short presentation: Viktor Aldrin: Religion and/or Democracy in schools: Why do political parties fear religion in contemporary Sweden? (30+15)
    • Discussion: Nordic school and religion (30 min)

    15.30-16.00: Coffee break

    16.00-17.30: Workshop (Internal)

    • Important insights, issues to follow, Nordic trends and characteristics

    18.30: Dinner

    Friday: Workshop (internal)

    9.00-11.30: Analysis of selected material (coffee break halfway)

    • Film analysis: Christmas on NRK Super
    • School material analysis: Christmas in school

    11.30-12.30: Activities in the future?

    • How to proceed, who are interested in closer cooperation, network grant application?

    12.30: Lunch and goodbye

    In relation to this workshop we are very happy to welcome guest proffessor Elisabeth Tveito Johnsen, who will be here at AU from oktober 31 to december 15.