What is NordPhil?
NordPhil is a conference for Nordic BA & MA students of philosophy, focusing on the three main Scandinavian languages. The aim of the conference is to allow students to hold talks and discuss philosophy with like-minded individuals in a setting that tries to mimic professional academic conferences.
NordPhil is organized by a council of five master/bachelor students of philosophy at the University of Oslo. These are Tobias Sparrman, Sara Kasin Vikesdal, Solveig Nygaard Selseth, Sivert Thomas Ellingsen and Ludvig Fæhn Fuglestvedt The conference is financed by the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Arts and Ideas at the same university. NordPhil has also been given organizational support by members of The Center for the Study of Mind in Nature at the University of Oslo. We are also helped by a number of representatives in several of the major Nordic Universities.
NordPhil is happy to announce that Matti Eklund will be our key-note speaker. Eklund is currently chair-professor at Uppsala University and has previously worked at Cornell University, the University of Colorado, Harvard University, the University of Iceland, and many more. Eklund is an internationally active Scandinavian philosopher whose main interests are metaphysics, philosophy of language and logic. His talk will go under the title ‘Possible Concepts’.
Who can come?
Apart from our key-note speaker, all talks will be held by BA and MA students from the Nordic countries. If you want to attend without giving a talk (what we call “passive participation”) please see this page. We welcome anyone interested in philosophy to apply for passive participation, be they students, faculty members or members of the general public.
Presentations can be held in English, Swedish, Norwegian or Danish. See our language policy for more details on this.
Each active participant is given a total of fifty minutes for presenting his work. At least fifteen of those minutes are expected to be left for discussion and questions from other participants at the conference. This leaves thirty five minutes for each presentation.
There will be free coffee, snacks and lunch for all participants at NordPhil. Because the event has no real predecessor, we cannot be entirely sure how many will actually show up (many, we hope!). As a result, we might, in case of great public interest, run our of supplies. If this happens, those who have sent us an email signalling their interest to participate early on will be prioritized over those who waited to do so/did not contact us.