NIC (Nordic Network of Intercultural Communication)

Purpose

The purpose of NIC is to promote cooperation in the Nordic countries (including the Baltic countries) between researchers and practitioners interested in intercultural communication. The main activity supported by NIC are the annual conferences on intercultural communication. The conferences are open to scholars and practitioners in the whole world. NIC also supports contacts between members of the Network via the NIC homepages.

Current Board of NIC

DenmarkIben Jensenij@learning.aau.dkHanne Tangetange@cgs.aau.dk
EstoniaIrina Koksharovairina.koksharova@emu.eeKrista Vogelbergkrista.vogelberg@ut.ee
FinlandSaila Poutiainensaila.poutiainen@helsinki.fiAnne Kankaanrantaanne.kankaanranta@aalto.fi
IcelandAuður Hauksdóttirauhau@hi.isGauti Kristmannsongautikri@hi.is
LatviaLiene Locmeleliene.locmele@va.lvIeva Stureieva.sture@gmail.com
LithuaniaElena Maceviciuteelena.maceviciute@hb.seRenata Matkevicienerenata.matkeviciene@kf.vu.lt
NorwayLine Alice Ytrehuslinealice.ytrehus@nla.no Per Inge Båtnesper-inge.batnes@hioa.no
SwedenJens Allwoodjens@ling.gu.seNataliya Berbyuk Lindströmberlinds@chalmers.se

History

The first NIC conference was held in Stavanger, Norway. Since 1994, NIC conferences have been held every year, in Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden and the Baltic countries. 1995 – Jyväskylä. Finland, 1996 – Aalborg, Denmark, 1997 – Tartu, Estonia, 1998 – Göteborg, Sweden, 1999 – Oslo, Norway, 2000 – Turku, Finland, 2001 – Copenhagen, Denmark, 2002 – Riga, Latvia, 2003 – Göteborg, Sweden, 2004 – Kristiansand, Norway, 2005 – Tampere, Finland, 2006 – Roskilde, Denmark, 2007 – Vilnius, Lithuania, 2008 – Reykjavik, Iceland, 2009 – Borås, Sweden, 2010 – Oslo, Norway, 2011 – Helsinki, Finland, 2012 – Aarhus, Denmark, 2013 – Tartu, Estonia, 2014 – Reykjavík, Iceland, 2015 - Jönköping, Sweden, 2016 – Bergen, Norway, 2017 – Jyväskylä, Finland.

Overview - Conferences

1994, Nov 24-26
Stavanger, Norway
1995, Nov 23- 26
Jyväskylä, Finland
1996, Nov 20-22
Aalborg, Denmark
1997, Nov 6-8
Tartu, Estonia
1998, Nov 26-28
Göteborg, Sweden
Centre for Intercultural Communication University of Jyväskylä Aalborg University University of Tartu University of Gothenburg
Intercultural Communication and contact Nordic Symposium on Intercultural Communication Intercultural Communication and National Identity Intercultural Communication and Changing National Identities Intercultural Communication through Multimodal Media
75 participants
40 papers
Panel
110 participants
27 papers
Parallel Seminar
100 participants
60 papers
65 participants
15 papers
90 participants
60 papers
Panel
Guest speakers
Jan Blommaert, Belgium

Jens Allwood, Sweden

Johan Galtung, Norway
Guest speakers
Jaakko Lehtonen, Finland

Marju Lauristin, Estonia

Øyvind Dahl, Norway

Jens Allwoodm, Sweden
Guest speakers
H. Bausinger, Germany

O.Carloz Stoetzer, Spain

Claire Kramsch, USA

Barbara Johnstone, USA
Guest speakers
Wolfgang Drechsler, Germany

Russell Langworthy, Els Oksaar, Germany

Ron and Suzanne Scollon, Hong Kong
Guest speakers
Hans Gullestrup, Denmark

Einar Flydal, Norway

Volker Hinnenkamp, Germany
Publication
Øyvind Dahl (Ed.), Intercultural Communication and Contact, Stavanger, 1995
Publication
No publication
Publication
Torben Vestergaard (Ed.), Language, Culture and Identity, Language and Cultural Contact No 27, 1999
Publication
Marju Lauristin and Leen Rahnu (Eds.), Intercultural Communication and Changing National Identies, Tartu,1999
Publication
In the Electronic Journal http://immi.se/intercultural

Selected articles also separately in paper volume.
1999, Nov 18-20
Oslo, Norway
2000, Nov 24-26
Turku, Finland
2001, Nov 23-24
København, Denmark
2002, Nov 21-23
Riga, Latvia
2003, Nov 20-22
Göteborg, Sweden
The Norwegian School of Management BI Turku Akademi University Copenhagen Business School National Programme
for Latvian Language
Training
Department of Linguistics
Göteborg University
Conflicting Values - An International Challenge Intercultural Communication - Past and Future Theory of Intercultural Communication Intercultural Communication and Media Intercultural Communication at work
95 participants
20 papers
Panel
Workshop
90 participant
25 papers
Panel
Workshop
60 participants
17 papers
50 participants
17 papers
Panel
Workshop
109 participants
75 papers
Panels
Guest speakers
Steinar Bryn, Norway

Stella Ting-Toomey, USA

Charles Hampden-Turner, UK

Milton Bennett, USA
Guest speakers
Nils G. Holm, Finland

Jens Allwood, Sweden

Jaakko Lehtonen, Finland
Guest speakers
Dolores Tanno, USA

Steven Wilson, USA

Michael Billig, UK

John Kuada & Hans Gullestrup, DK
Guest speakers
Jens Allwood, Sweden

Sigma Ankrava, Latvia

Sergej Kruk, Latvia

Rikke Helms, Latvia
Guest speakers
Liisa Salo-Lee, Finland

Iben Jensen, Danmark

(Stein Ringen), (UK)
Publication
Maria Isaksson and Felicia A. Røkaas (Eds), Conflicting Values: An Intercultural Challenge, Oslo, 2000
Publication
No publication
Publication
No publication
Publication
No publication
Publication
Jens Allwood and Beatriz Dorriots (Eds), Intercultural Communication at Work, Göteborg, Sweden
2004, Nov 26-28
Kristiansand, Norway
2005, Dec 2-3
Tampere, Finland
2006, Nov 23-25
Roskilde, Denmark
2007, Nov 29 - Dec 1
Vilnius, Lithuania
2008, Dec 4-6
Reykjavik, Iceland
Högskolen in Adger Language Center
University of Tampere, Finland
Department of Communication, Business and Information Technologies, Roskilde University
Department of Communication, Vilnius University
Vigdis Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages, University of Iceland
The Intercultural Perspective in a Multicultural World Intercultural Dialogue: Creating New Perspectives Questions of Power in Intercultural Communication" Changing Identities in Globalized World Cultures in Translation
80 participants
40 papers
4 workshops
6 sessions
113 participants


110 participants
75 papers
Guest speakers
Elisabeth Eide, Oslo University College, Norway

Milton Bennett, Intercultural Communication Institute, Portland, Oregon, USA
Guest speakers
Yudhishthir Raj Isar,
Jean Monnet Professor of Cultural Policy Studies President, European Forum for the Arts and Heritage

Donal Carbaugh
Professor of Communication, Department of Communication,
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA
Guest speakers
Jan Blommaert, PhD, Professor, Chair of Languages in Education, Institute of Education, University of London, UK

Noureddine Erradi,  maker of the films 'Professionals experience Integration in Turkey' (2006) and 'Newcomers in Morocco' (2004), Regional Training Centre, Tilburg, NL

Dorthe Staunæs,
PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, The Danish University of Education, DK
Guest speakers
Prof. Marius Povilas Saulauskas, Vilnius University
Faculty of Philosophy

Prof. Cees J. Hamelink
University of Amsterdam,
Centre of Communication and Human Rights

Prof. Gerard Delanty
University of Sussex, Professor of Sociology and Social & Political Thought
Guest speakers
Vigdis Finnbogadóttir
University of Iceland

Gisli Paálsson
University of Iceland

Jorunn Hetland
Norges Teknisk- Naturvitenskapelig Universitet
Trondheim
Norway

Michal Byram
Durham University
UK
Publication
To appear in 2006
Publication
Aalto, Nancy & Ewald Reuter (Eds.) Aspects of Intercultural Dialogue. Theory, Research, Applications. Selected Papers from 12th NIC conference in Tampere Finland, Szekszárd, Hungary: Saxa
Publication
In The Journal of Intercultural Communication (after peer review)
Publication
In The Journal of Intercultural Communication (after peer review)
Publication
In The Journal of Intercultural Communication (after peer review)
2009, Nov 26-28
Borås, Sweden
2010, Nov 25-27
Oslo, Norway
2011, Dec 1-3
Helsinki, Finland
2012, Nov 22-24
Aarhus, Denmark
2013, Nov 28-30
Tartu, Estonia
Department of Informatics and Business
University College of Borås
Høgskolen i Oslo
Oslo University College
University of Helsinki Aarhus University The Institute of Germanic, Romance, Slavonic Languages and Literatures, University of Tartu
Intercultural ICT
Intercultural Commerce
Intercultural Codesign
Intercultural Service Provision
Intercultural Meetings within Institutional Borders Theoretical Turbulence – A Paradigm Shift in Intercultural Communication? Internationalisation at home – Contact, Communication, Change Separation vs. IntegratioNorway Challenges of Bridging Cultural Contrasts
70 participants
46 papers
15 posters
85 participants
30 papers
94 participants
51 presentations
3 keynote talks with guest speakers
87 participants
60 paper presentations
4 plenary with keynote speakers
35 participants
17 paper presentations
4 plenary sessions
Guest Speakers
Prof. Stacy Marsella, ICT, LA, California, USA

Prof. Jens Allwood, Prof. Olov Forsgren, Docent Mikael Lind, Intercultural Co-Design, University College, Borås

Prof. Anne-Marie Bülow, Copenhagen Business School

Lars Werner, Lux Royal

Jan Borghardt, Creative Director, Eton Fashion
Guest Speakers
Post. Doc. Sharam Alghasi, Prof. Knut Aukrust, Prof. Thomas Hyland Eriksen, Prof. Knut Kjeldstadli, Univ. of Oslo

Mr. Lee, Chul Ho

Ms. Irina Lee, Journalist and author

Dr. Claudia Lenz, The European Wergeland Centre

Ass. Prof. Anne Birgitte Leseth, Rector Sissel Østberg, Oslo University Collge
Guest Speakers
Professor Rebecca Piekkari, Aalto University School of Economics, Finland

Associate Professor Victor J. Friedman, Max Stern, Academic College of Emek Yezreel, Israel

Kristine Muñoz, University of Iowa, USA
Guest Speakers
Helen Spencer-Oatey, University of Warwick

Bob Wilkinson, Maastricht University Language Centre

Birgit Henriksen, University of Copenhagen

Richard Jenkins, University of Sheffield
Guest Speakers
Liisa Salo-Lee, Jyväskylä, Finland

Jens Allwood, Gothenburg, Sweden

Øyvind Dahl, Stavanger, Norway

Maxim A. Krongauz, Tartu, Estonia
Publication
In The Journal of Intercultural Communication (after peer review)
Publication
In The Journal of Intercultural Communication (after peer review)
Publication
In The Journal of Intercultural Communication (after peer review)
Publication
In The Journal of Intercultural Communication (after peer review)
Publication
In The Journal of Intercultural Communication (after peer review)
2014, Nov 26-28
Reykjavik, Iceland
2015, Nov 26-28
Jönköping, Sweden
2016, Nov 24-26
Bergen, Norway
Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages at the University of Iceland Jönköping University NLA University College in cooperation with University of Agder
Intercultural Communication in Academia; Language, Culture and Communication within the Nordic Region; Intercultural Communication and Translation Intercultural Communication, Norway Education, Risk and Conflict Communicating knowledge and values in multicultural settings
67 participants
48 presentations
3 plenary sessions
57 participants
37 presentations
5 plenary sessions
72 participants
40 presentations
3 plenary sessions
Guest Speakers
Dan Everett, Professor of Sociology and Global Studies, Dean of Arts and Sciences at Bentley University, Waltham, Massachusetts

Prof. Andreas F. Kelletat, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germersheim, Germany

Karen Risager, Professor Emerita at the University of Roskilde, Denmark
Guest Speakers
Margit Krause-Ono, Muroran Institute of Technology

Johan Larsson, Jönköping University

Dany Badran, Lebanese American University

Jonas Landgren, University of Gothenburg

Grégoire Njeijimana, Burundi University
Guest Speakers
Sharam Alghasi, Media Sociology, University of Oslo and University of Kristiania, Norway

Khanna Omarkhali, Institute of Iranian Studies, Georg August University, Göttingen, Germany

Fréderique Brossard Børhaug, Education, NLA University College, Bergen, Norway
Publication
In The Journal of Intercultural Communication (after peer review)
Publication
In The Journal of Intercultural Communication (after peer review)
Publication
In The Journal of Intercultural Communication (after peer review)

NIC Board - Historically

Board elected in
Stavanger 1994:
Board elected in
Jyväskylä 1995:
Board elected in
Aalborg 1996:
Board elected in
Tartu 1997:
Board elected in
Göteborg 1998:

Denmark
Torben Vestergaard
Alan Firth

Finland
Jaakko Lehtonen
Reijo Keurulainen

Norway
Stein Kuhnle
Agnes Fife

Sweden
Jens Allwood
Dennis Day

Denmark
Torben Vestergaard
Alan Firth

Finland
Jaakko Lehtonen
Reijo Keurulainen

Norway
Øyvind Dahl
Agnes Fife

Sweden
Jens Allwood
Youhua Tong

Denmark
Torben Vestergaard
Alan Firth

Finland
Jaakko Lehtonen
Reijo Keurulainen

Norway
Øyvind Dahl
Agnes Fife

Sweden
Jens Allwood
Youhua Tong

Denmark
Torben Vestergaard
Hans Gullestrup

Estonia
Marju Lauristin
iia Tulviste

Finland
Jaakko Lehtonen
Olivier Irrmann

Norway
Øyvind Dahl
Agnes Fife

Sweden
Jens Allwood
Karin Junefelt

Denmark
Torben Vestergaard
Hans Gullestrup

Estonia
Marju Lauristin
Leen Rahnu

Finland
Jaakko Lehtonen
Narendra Kumar

Norway
Øyvind Dahl
Maria Isaksson

Sweden
Jens Allwood
Beatriz Dorriots

Board elected in
Oslo 1999:
Board elected in
Turku 2000:
Board elected in
Copenhagen 2001:
Board elected in
Riga 2002:
Board elected in
Gothenburg 2003:
Denmark
Iben Jensen
Hans Gullestrup

Estonia
Marju Lauristin
Leen Rahnu

Finland
Jaakko Lehtonen
Narendra Kumar

Norway
Øyvind Dahl
Maria Isaksson

Sweden
Jens Allwood
Beatriz Dorriots

Denmark
Iben Jensen
Hans Gullestrup

Estonia
Marju Lauristin
Leen Rahnu

Finland
Jaakko Lehtonen
Narendra Kumar

Norway
Øyvind Dahl
Maria Isaksson

Sweden
Jens Allwood
Beatriz Dorriots

Denmark
Iben Jensen
Malene Gram

Estonia
Marju Lauristin
Leen Rahnu

Finland
Jaakko Lehtonen
Narendra Kumar

Norway
Øyvind Dahl
Maria Isaksson

Sweden
Jens Allwood
Beatriz Dorriots

Baltic
Marju Lauristin
Leen Rahnu
Aija Priedite

Denmark
Iben Jensen
Malene Gram

Finland
Liisa Salo-Lee
Narendra Kumar

Norway
Øyvind Dahl
Maria Isaksson

Sweden
Jens Allwood
Beatriz Dorriots

Denmark
Iben Jensen
Malene Gram

Estonia
Leen Rahnu
Marju Lauristin Latvia
Aija Priedite

Finland
Liisa-Salo Lee
Christopher Schmidt

Lithuania
Elena Maceviciute

Norway
Øyvind Dahl
Maria Isaksson

Sweden
Jens Allwood
Beatriz Dorriots

Board elected in
Kristiansand, Norway 2004:
Board elected in
Tampere, Finland 2005:
Board elected in
Roskilde, Denmark 2006:
Board elected in
Vilnius, Lithuania 2007:
Board elected in
Reykjavik, Iceland 2008:

Denmark
Iben Jensen
Malene Gram

Estonia
Leen Rahnu
Marju Lauristin

Finland
Liisa Salo-Lee
Nancy Aalto

Latvia
Aija Priedite

Lithuania
Elena Maceviciute

Norway
Øyvind Dahl
Maria Isaksson

Sweden
Jens Allwood
Beatriz Dorriots

Denmark
Iben Jensen
Marita Svane
Estonia
Leen Rahnu
Marju Lauristin

Finland
Liisa Salo- Lee
Nancy Aalto

Iceland
Oddný Sverrisdottir

Latvia
Aija Priedite

Lithuania
Elena Maceviciute

Norway
Øyvind Dahl
Maria Isaksson

Sweden
Jens Allwood
Nataliya Berbyuk

Denmark
Iben Jensen
Marita Svane

Estonia
Leen Rahnu
Krista Vogelberg

Finland
Liisa Salo- Lee
Nancy Aalto

Iceland
Oddný Sverrisdottir

Latvia
Aija Priedite
Liene Paegle

Lithuania
Elena Maceviciute
Renata Matkeviciene

Norway
Øyvind Dahl
Maria Isaksson

Sweden
Jens Allwood
Nataliya Berbyuk Lindström

Denmark
Iben Jensen
Vibeke Andersson

Estonia
Irina Koksharova
Krista Vogelberg

Finland
Liisa Salo - Lee
Nancy Aalto

Iceland
Oddný Sverrisdottir
Laufey Erla Jonsdottir

Latvia
Liene Locmele
Aija Priedite

Lithuania
Elena Maceviciute
Renata Matkeviciene

Norway
Øyvind Dahl
Maria Isaksson

Sweden
Jens Allwood
Nataliya Berbyuk Lindström

Denmark
Iben Jensen
Vibeke Andersson

Estonia
Irina Koksharova
Krista Vogelberg

Finland
Saila Poutiainen
Nancy Aalto

Iceland
Auður Hauksdóttir
Gauti Kristmannson

Latvia
Liene Locmele
Ieva Sture

Lithuania
Elena Maceviciute
Renata Matkeviciene

Norway
Øyvind Dahl
Maria Isaksson

Sweden
Jens Allwood
Nataliya Berbyuk Lindström

Board elected in
Borås, Sweden 2009
& Oslo, Norway 2010:
Board elected in
Helsinki, Finland 2011:
Board elected in
Aarhus, Denmark 2012
& Tartu, Estonia 2013:
Board elected in
Reykjavik, Iceland 2014
& Jönköping, Sweden 2015:
Board elected in
Bergen, Norway 2016:

Denmark
Iben Jensen
Hanne Tange

Estonia
Irina Koksharova
Krista Vogelberg

Finland
Saila Poutiainen
Nancy Aalto

Iceland
Auður Hauksdóttir
Gauti Kristmannson

Latvia
Liene Locmele
Ieva Sture

Lithuania
Elena Maceviciute
Renata Matkeviciene

Norway
Øyvind Dahl
Maria Isaksson

Sweden
Jens Allwood
Nataliya Berbyuk Lindström

Denmark
Iben Jensen
Hanne Tange

Estonia
Irina Koksharova
Krista Vogelberg

Finland
Saila Poutiainen
Nancy Aalto

Iceland
Auður Hauksdóttir
Gauti Kristmannson

Latvia
Liene Locmele
Ieva Sture

Lithuania
Elena Maceviciute
Renata Matkeviciene

Norway
Øyvind Dahl
Maria Isaksson

Sweden
Jens Allwood
Nataliya Berbyuk Lindström

Denmark
Iben Jensen
Hanne Tange

Estonia
Irina Koksharova
Krista Vogelberg

Finland
Saila Poutiainen
Nancy Aalto

Iceland
Auður Hauksdóttir
Gauti Kristmannson

Latvia
Liene Locmele
Ieva Sture

Lithuania
Elena Maceviciute
Renata Matkeviciene

Norway
Line Alice Ytrehus
Per Inge Båtnes

Sweden
Jens Allwood
Nataliya Berbyuk Lindström

Denmark
Iben Jensen
Hanne Tange

Estonia
Irina Koksharova
Krista Vogelberg

Finland
Saila Poutiainen
Nancy Aalto

Iceland
Auður Hauksdóttir
Gauti Kristmannson

Latvia
Liene Locmele
Ieva Sture

Lithuania
Elena Maceviciute
Renata Matkeviciene

Norway
Line Alice Ytrehus
Per Inge Båtnes

Sweden
Jens Allwood
Nataliya Berbyuk Lindström

Denmark
Iben Jensen
Hanne Tange

Estonia
Irina Koksharova
Krista Vogelberg

Finland
Saila Poutiainen
Anne Kankaanranta

Iceland
Auður Hauksdóttir
Gauti Kristmannson

Latvia
Liene Locmele
Ieva Sture

Lithuania
Elena Maceviciute
Renata Matkeviciene

Norway
Line Alice Ytrehus
Per Inge Båtnes

Sweden
Jens Allwood
Nataliya Berbyuk Lindström