The Nordic conference for rural research is an interdisciplinary forum with an emphasis on research relevant to the Nordic countries. The theme of the 6th Nordic conference for rural research is “Rural Truths”. These truths can relate to the present situation in the world where truth seems to be something threatened, and here research has an important role to play. But rural truths also reflect many competing ideas, discourses and imaginations about the rural, to which policies relate to, and researchers study and discuss. Yet another aspect of rural truths emphasizes rural heterogeneity; what is not true for one place may well be the case in another place. Furthermore, it is said that the differences between rural and urban are more or less vanished, but have they? And what is the role of research in rural policy and development when multiple truths collide?
We are challenging all researchers and developers from different disciplines with an interest in the Nordic rural areas as an empirical field to discuss rural truths. You all are warmly welcomed to give presentations and discuss your ongoing research and projects with key scholars from the field. You can find more information about practicalities below, under the sections of Venue and Important dates. More detailed description about the conference topic can be found under Theme.
On behalf of the organizers we wish you warmly welcome to Tahko to the 6th Nordic conference for rural research!