The Nordic Network for Comics Research, NNCORE, is funded by the The Danish Council for Independent Research | Humanities for a two year period starting from September 2011, and the activities will culminate in an international conference to be held at the University of Helsinki, in the spring of 2013. NNCORE consists of members from all the Nordic countries and Estonia, including both junior and senior scholars, who all have comics as an important component in their work.
At the Helsinki conference the NNCORE members present decided to create an interim board to manage the transition of NNCORE from externally funded research network to a full-blown association from 2014. The interim board will meet in the fall of 2013 and soon thereafter we will post more information about the future of NNCORE.
The academic study of comics is experiencing a rapid growth, and with NNCORE we want to make sure that the Nordic countries are at the forefront of this development. Studying comics spans across many disciplines, from art and media studies to history and sociology, which offers a wide selection of possible connections between fields of research that are usually divided into different university departments. This characteristic makes it an exciting and challenging field of research, but it also means that it is necessary consciously to create platforms and spaces of interaction for comics research. NNCORE intends to provide such a platform. The result will hopefully be a strong Nordic network on comics research that will cooperate with other national and international networks, and that will generate new scholarship through collective research projects and the production of journal articles, anthologies and monographs.
For more information about NNCORE and our activities, see Network Objectives or contact Anne Magnussen, firstname.lastname@example.org.
NNCOREs logo is designed by Svenn-Arve Myklebost.