Welcome New Webmasters – Thank You, Old Webmaster!

In its eleven years of life, Nordicum-Mediterraneum has relied primarily upon two persons, namely its editor and its webmaster, Mr Fabrizio Veneziano of Schiller International University in Paris, France. As of today, Mr Veneziano steps down qua webmaster and the IT Services Department of the University of Akureyri replace him. On behalf of the Editorial Board and of myself, … Continue reading Welcome New Webmasters – Thank You, Old Webmaster!

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Human Rights. The question of origins

The article outlines two traditions of philosophical thought proposing each their understanding of human rights. The significance of these two traditions goes beyond the question of rights and touches on the role of morality in human life. One tradition considers that humans have limited social obligations towards each other in order to ensure peaceful co-existence, while the other tradition considers moral perfection an essential aim of social life, thus enabling man to realize its humanity. This outline is attended by a critique of Samuel Moyn’s book The Last Utopia. Finally, the article proposes a third conception based on autonomy.

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May 2016 – Issue 11(2)

The University of Akureyri and Akureyri Academy held the Conference entitled “No one is an island: Iceland and the International Community” at the University of Akureyri on the 19th of March 2016, in collaboration with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The conference addressed the subject of Iceland in the International Community on a broad basis, featuring a variety of perspectives … Continue reading May 2016 – Issue 11(2)

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March 2016 – Two new issues

In March 2016 two issues of Nordicum-Mediterraneum are being published simultaneously. The first one, special issue 10(3), contains select proceedings from the third meeting of the Nordic Summer University’s research circle called “Crisis and Crisis Scenarios: Normativity, Possibilities and Dilemmas”, held April 9th—12th, 2015 at the Lysebu Conference Centre in Oslo, Norway. The circle’s research … Continue reading March 2016 – Two new issues

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11th Scandinavian Conference of Italian Studies

Il Dipartimento di Italiano della Facoltà di Scienze Umane e Media dell’Università del Dalarna ospiterà l’XI Congresso degli Italianisti Scandinavi.
Il Congresso si terrà nei giorni 9-11 giugno 2016 presso l’Università del Dalarna, a Falun (Svezia). Possono parteciparvi gli studiosi affiliati a un ateneo scandinavo o, se indipendenti, con residenza in uno dei paesi scandinavi. La lingua ufficiale del Congresso è l’italiano.

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Eight Noble Opinions and the Economic Crisis: Four Literary-philosophical Sketches à la Eduardo Galeano

Four literary-philosophical skecthes are presented here in order to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the publication of the official English translation of one of Eduardo Galeano’s most important books: Upside Down: A Primer for the Looking-glass World. Each of these four sketches deals with the current economic crisis, each from a different perspective of analysis, and attempts to make use of the vibrant and creative sylistic devices characterising Galeano’s works, particularly Upside Down.

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