The Nordic Network for Comics Research, NNCORE, is funded by the Danish Research Council (Det Frie Forskningsråd, Kultur og Kommunikation) for a two year period starting from September 1, and the activities will culminate in an international conference to be held at the University of Helsinki, in the spring of 2013. NNCORE consists at present of 28 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.
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, Themes and Upcoming Events or contact one of the members of the Steering Group.
NNCOREs logo is designed by Svenn-Arve Myklebost, member of the NNCORE steering group.