55 episodes

Listen to researchers talk about the history, society and culture of the Nordic region (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the autonomous territories, Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Åland). Mainly interviews and panel discussions, but also synopses of particular historical events and topics within the humanities and social sciences written by researchers and read out in one of the Nordic languages as well as English.

Knowledge on the Nordics nordics.info

    • Society & Culture

Listen to researchers talk about the history, society and culture of the Nordic region (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the autonomous territories, Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Åland). Mainly interviews and panel discussions, but also synopses of particular historical events and topics within the humanities and social sciences written by researchers and read out in one of the Nordic languages as well as English.

    Brugen af engelsk i den nordiske region

    Brugen af engelsk i den nordiske region

    Engelskkundskaberne er både udbredte og på højt niveau i de nordiske lande, og det er der legitime historiske og sociopolitiske årsager til. Men man bør ikke gå ud fra, at alle er lige dygtige til sproget, eller at der ikke sættes spørgsmålstegn ved sprogets magt og udbredelse. Lyt til denne podcast for at høre mere om det engelske sprog i Norden i dag.

    Podcasten er skrevet af Eeva Sippola og Elizabeth Peterson, oplæst af Caroline Vogt Hansen og produceret af Nicola Witcombe. Du kan også lytte til den podcast på engelsk eller læse den på engelsk på nordics.info.

    Lydeffekter fra freesound.org, inklusive talking.wav af ondrosik pg Piano Solo 01 by BergsteinProd (med ændringer i lydstyrke og fading).

    • 8 min
    The Use of English in the Nordic Region

    The Use of English in the Nordic Region

    Proficiency in English is widespread in the Nordic countries, but not everyone is good at English and the language's dominance is often questioned. Listen to this podcast to find out more about the English language in the Nordic region today.
    The podcast is written by Eeva Sippola and Elizabeth Peterson, and read out and produced by Nicola Witcombe. You can also read this podcast as an article on nordics.info or listen to it in Danish.

    Sounds from freesound.org including talking.wav by ondrosik and Piano Solo 01 by BergsteinProd (fading/volume changes/overlay to both tracks).

    • 9 min
    Arvesprog og den nordiske region

    Arvesprog og den nordiske region

    Lyt til denne podcast for at finde ud af hvad et arvesprog er, og hvordan tilstanden af arvesprog i den nordiske region er i dag.
    Podcasten er skrevet af Eeva Sippola og Elizabeth Peterson, oplæst af Caroline Vogt Hansen og produceret af Nicola Witcombe. Du kan også lytte til den podcast på engelsk eller læse den på engelsk på nordics.info.

    Lydeffekter fra freesound.org, inklusive talking.wav af ondrosik pg Piano Solo 01 by BergsteinProd (med ændringer i lydstyrke og fading).

    • 9 min
    Heritage languages and the Nordic Region

    Heritage languages and the Nordic Region

    Find out what a heritage language is, and what the state of heritage languages in the Nordic region is today in this podcast written by Eeva Sippola and Elizabeth Peterson from the University of Helsinki.

    It is read out and produced by Nicola Witcombe. You can also read this podcast as an article on nordics.info or listen to it in Danish.
    Sounds from freesound.org including talking.wav by ondrosik and Piano Solo 01 by BergsteinProd (fading/volume changes/overlay to both tracks).

    • 10 min
    Shaping the Nordic Future: Nature and Planning

    Shaping the Nordic Future: Nature and Planning

    Listen to a dialogue between three environmental scientists about how nature-based solutions are used in the Nordics, their benefits and their downsides.  Editor of nordics.info, Nicola Witcombe, talks to Isabel Seifert-Dähnn, an environmental economist from the Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Johanna Alkan-Olsson, a Social Environmental Scientist, and Helena Hanson, an Environmental Scientist, both from the Centre for Environmental and Climate Science at Lund University in Sweden. All three scholars are part of S-ITUATION: Nature-Based Solutions in the Nordics.

    Find out more on nordics.info.

    Sound credits include Heavy Rain by lebaston100 (some changes made e.g. cutting & changes to volume) on freesound.org.

    • 38 min
    Diversity Management in Denmark and Beyond

    Diversity Management in Denmark and Beyond

    This podcast is about how large organisations, like companies and trade unions, can learn from social movements such as Pride. While some of it may be lip service, the hope is that some elements stick, resulting in more diverse and inclusive workplaces across the Nordics and beyond. Jannick Friis Christensen from Copenhagen Business School is interviewed by Nicola Witcombe, editor of the research dissemination website nordics.info.

    Go to nordics.info for links to literature and events mentioned in this podcast.

    Sound credits: Manifestation by barcelonetasonora (CC BY 4.0) and demonstration screams by chazam (CC BY 4.0).

    • 41 min

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