SASS 2016 will take place at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside hotel, April 28-30, 2016. As a port city, New Orleans shares a common character with the Nordic Hanseatic cities of Bergen, Copenhagen, Turku, and Stockholm, which have always been sites and tools of the circulation of goods, people, ideas, and foods, as well as artistic and musical influences. New Orleans connects people to the Nordic region in intriguing and sometimes troubling ways: through the transport—willing or forced—of human beings, through the spread and development of distinctive musical traditions like the blues and jazz, and through an ever more closely linked global marketplace of not only goods, but also literature, film, music, visual arts, and culinary innovations. While other Nordic-themed submissions are also welcome, we particularly invite both thematically linked streams and individual panels or presentations that explore the diversity of the topic of circulation in the Nordic region and in its relation to the wider world.
Call for Streams, July 1, 2015
Call for Papers, September 1, 2015