!! Academia Europaea - The Academy of Europe

!Report on the 24th Annual conference: “Northern Seas - the European Dimension”\\

A conference organized with the support from the University of Bergen and the Research Council of Norway, Sept. 11-13, Bergen, Norway \\ \\

__Academia Europaea Committee Meetings__ : [See Short Report on Meetings|Acad_Main/Plenary_Conferences/Bergen_2012/Report/Report_on_Meetings]\\ \\

__Academia Europaea Section Workshops (Sept. 10 and 11)__ : 

* Physics and Engineering Section Workshop : Heavy Ions in Science and Health; Chair: Laszlo Csernai;  csernai@ift.uib.no 

* Physics and Engineering Section Committee Meeting  and Physics and Engineering Section Business Meeting: Chair: Laszlo Csernai csernai@ift.uib.no

* Behavioural Sciences Workshop: Evidence base of psychosocial/behavioural interventions; Chair: Johannes Siegrist siegrist@uni-duesseldorf.de		

* Informatics Section Workshop: New Frontiers in Informatics (NEFI); Chairs: Paul Spirakis (Patras University and CTI) spirakis@cti.gr ;  Johannes Bergstra (Amsterdam University) j.a.bergstra@uva.nl ; [See Report on NEFI|Acad_Main/News/Informatics/NEFI_Bergen2012/NEFI_2012]

* Joint workshop for the sections for Literary and Theatrical Studies, Musicology and  the History of Art and Architecture, History, and Philosophy: Maritime Cultures and Imaginations; Chair: Svend Erik Larsen (Aarhus University) litsel@hum.au.dk, http://www.acadeuro.org/index.php?id=313

* Classics and Oriental Studies; Section Meeting followed by Lectures: Chair: Harm Pinkster (University of Amsterdam, emeritus); h.pinkster@uva.nl. Lectures: Egil Kraggerud (University of Oslo, emeritus): Ibsen and Sallust; Irene J.F. de Jong (University of Amsterdam): After Auerbach: Ancient Greek literature as test case of European literary historiography \\


__Tuesday 11 September: Opening of Conference__ – [See Report on Opening of Conference|Acad_Main/Plenary_Conferences/Bergen_2012/Report/Opening_of_Conference] \\ \\

__Reception hosted by the County of Bergen in Haakonshallen__ – [See Bergen and Social Events Report|Acad_Main/Plenary_Conferences/Bergen_2012/Report/Social_events]\\


Wednesday, September 12\\

__Session 1 - THE SAGAS AND THE LITERARY TRADITIONS__; Chair: [Else Mundal|Mundal b.pdf]

* [William Ian Miller|Miller ab.pdf] Acad_Main/Past_and_Future_Activities/Report on the annual Conference in Bergen/The conference/Miller] (University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor): Feeling another’s pain: sympathy and psychology saga-style

* [Slavica Rankovic|Rankovic ab.pdf] (Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Bergen): Immanent Seas, Scribal Havens: Evolutionary Aesthetics of the Sagas of Icelanders \\

__Session 2 - TRADE & SHIPPING TRADITIONS__; Chair: [Sverre Bagge|Bagge b-f.pdf]

* [Dagfinn Skre|Skre ab-f.pdf] (University of Oslo): Norðvegr - Norway: from sailing route to kingdom 

* [Carsten Jahnke|Jahnke abf.pdf] (University of Copenhagen): The sea: challenge and stimulus in the Middle Age

* [Pieter Emmer|Emmer ab.pdf] (University of Leiden): The organisation of global trade: the monopoly companies, 1600-1800

* [Stig Tenold|Tenold ab-f.pdf] (Norwegian School of Economics) & Camilla [Brautaset|Brautaset ab-f.pdf] (University of Bergen): From sailing northern seas to world wide shipping \\

__Session 3 - FROM ISOLATION TO RECOGNITION - MUSIC'S RÔLE IN PROMOTING A NATION__; Chair: [Ole Didrik Lærum|Laerum.pdf]

* [John Bergsagel|Bergsagel & Herresthal ab-f.pdf] (University of Copenhagen):  "The Kingdom of Norway begins at the 58th degree of latitude and ends with the North Cape at 71° 10° North…" (review of Ole Bull’s debut concert in Paris, 1835) and [Harald Herresthal|Bergsagel & Herresthal ab-f.pdf] (Norwegian Academy of Music): "Norway is tuned in A minor" - the search for a national music \\

__ Session 4 - THE WELFARE STATE__; Chair: [Agnar Sandmo|Sandmo b-f.pdf]

* [Karl Ove Moene|Moene ab.pdf] (Department of Economics, University of Oslo): A future for egalitarianism? Lessons from the Scandinavian experience

* [Torben Andersen|Andersen ab-f.pdf] (University of Århus): Ageing, health and pensions in Europe \\

__Session 5 - ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL CRISIS__; Chair: [Jan I. Haaland|Haaland b.pdf]

* Victor Norman (Norwegian School of Economics): The nature of the European crisis

* [Paul De Grauwe|Grauwe-f.pdf] (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) : Managing the fragility of the Eurozone \\

__CONCERT AT TROLDHAUGEN (Grieg’s home) Violinist Henning Kraggerud (Barrat-Due Music Institute) and pianist Håvard Gimse (Norwegian Academy of Music) play the music of Ole Bull and Edvard Grieg.__ \\ \\

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