Akademisymposiet i humaniora og samfunnsvitenskap

War and Peace

Det Norske Videnskaps-Akademi, Drammensveien 78

The Biannual Social Sciences and Humanities Symposium: War and Peace

The goal of this symposium is to shed light on a range of issues relating to war and peace, especially in relation to understanding the current situation in Ukraine and how this affects the world at large. The symposium will discuss issues such as the following: how and why wars have emerged; how they have affected people in countries at war; how various countries and people have experienced war differently; how war has changed the relationship between countries and contributed to reconfiguring the world order and international legal systems, economic and material consequences of war (ranging from food to energy); and lastly, how wars are captured in literature and how literature affects our conceptualization of war and peace.

This symposium will gather scholars who will offer their insights into the newest research relating to war and peace in Norway as well as internationally. It will showcase what the broad range of disciplines within the social sciences and humanities can tell us about these issues.


09:00-09:15    Opening
09:15-10:10    Professor Sir Hew Strachan, Oxford & St. Andrews
10:10-10:30    Coffee break
10:30-11:05    Professor Jana Krause, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo
11:05-11:10    Brief break
11:10-11:45    Research Professor Kristian Berg Harpviken, The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
11:45-11:50    Brief break
11:50-12:45    Director and historian Olesya Khromeychuck, Ukrainian Institute London
12:45-13:45    Lunch
13:45-14:40    Professor Helen Frowe, Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University and Director of Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace
14:40-15:15    Professor Ingunn Lunde, Department of Foreign Languages, University of Bergen
15:15-15:40    Break
15:40-16:35    Professor Arne Westad, Department of History, Yale University [via Zoom]
16:35-16:40    Brief break
16:40-17:15    Professor Hans Otto Frøland, Department of Modern History and Society, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
17:15-17:50    Professor Rolf Hobson, Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, The Norwegian Armed Forces and Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion, University of Bergen*
17:50-17:55    Brief break
17:55-18:30    Professor Stian Bones, Department of Archaeology, History, Religious Studies and Technology, University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway

Professor Helen Frowe, Stockholm University
Professor Sir Hew Strachan, Oxford & St. Andrews: 
Professor Odd Arne Westad, Yale

Professor Kristian Berg Harpviken (PRIO) 
Professor Stian Bones, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Professor Jana Krause, UiO
Professor Rolf Hobson, IF & UiB
Professor Hans Otto Frøland, NTNU
Professor Ingunn Lunde, UiB