"Recent international studies demonstrate that the avant-gardes have mostly been cross-national whereas research has traditionally had a national perspective and has therefore tended to see avant-garde tendencies as more isolated and marginal than they have in fact been. This is certainy true of the Nordic avant-garde movements which have often had strong interconnections. In this percpective it is important to keep an inter-Nordic focus on the ongoing research into the history and actuality of the avant-gardes. A Nordic network will help coordinate and build up the often small and isolated national research centres, encourage exchange of information about similarities and differences among the Nordic countries and make Nordic avant-garde research visible in an international context."
"The Nordic Network of Avant-Garde Studies is supported by Nordforsk 2004-2007. It is an extension of the Danish research network ”The Return and Actuality of the Avant-Gardes” (coordinated by lektor Charlotte Engberg, University of Roskilde, lektor Marianne Ping Huang, Aarhus University and lektor Tania Ørum, University of Copenhagen) supported by the Danish Research Foundation for the Humanities 2001-2004."
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