The program of our Summer symposium, Comics in Exceptional Times is now published!

More information about each Trace can be found under the Program-tab.

Summer Session 2020 will take place in an adjusted format because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

For more information on the whole Nordic Summer University Summer Session, of which our program is part of, go to the homepage of this year’s event.

Register here for the whole Summer Session 2020.

Register here for each session of Comics in Exceptional Times.


Comics and Society: Research, Art, and Cultural Politics (2019-2021) is an interdisciplinary three-year network initiative that aims to cultivate our understanding of comics as a social and socially defined phenomenon and to strengthen the status of comic art and comics scholarship in the Nordic-Baltic region. Through academic discussion, artistic work, and social engagement we explore how comics take part in making sense of societies, social phenomena, and societal changes especially, but not exclusively, in the Nordic and Baltic countries. The network is funded by the Nordic Summer University.