I am delighted to be giving a paper and participating at Aschehoug’s summer seminar for their writers in Oslo on June 21. I am looking forward, very much, to learning more about the interests and concerns of writers and publishers in Norway today.
On November 22, I gave a paper on the value of the humanities at Forskningspolitisk seminar organized by Forskerforbundet in Oslo. All the papers from the seminar are now available online. I include the pdf of my own manuscript here: Moi_Verdien av humaniora November 2011. A short version of my own paper was published in Morgenbladet on December 2, 2011, under the title “Å lage det som er vanvittig vakkert” (“To make something insanely beautiful.”) You can download a pdf file here.
Toril Moi will speak about the value of the humanities at a seminar about research funding organized by Forskerforbundet (the Norwegian Association for Researchers) in Oslo on Tuesday 22 November. For more information about this seminar, which will begin with a talk by Tora Aasland, the current Minister for Knowledge, click here.