The XIIIth International Ibsen Conference will take place in Tromsø 18 – 23 June 2012. The conference is being arranged by the University of Tromsø in co-operation with The International Ibsen Committee and Centre for Ibsen Studies. It will be the first time in the 46 years history of the conference that it is held in Tromsø, and we feel proud and happy to be able to invite you all to Tromsø, 69,65 degrees North, and to the Northernmost university in the world. The theme of the conference will be Ibsen and World Drama(s). We are aiming at Ibsen’s dramas as world drama, theatre, and literature, as well as at the political, social and religious dramas of our world, contemporary and historic, which in one way or another are crucial for our understanding of and preoccupation with Ibsen.
In addition to plenary lectures and parallel sessions, the conference will be offering cultural events and excursions in the nearby area: a combined bus tour and mini cruise with Hurtigruten, The Coastal Express, and a midnight sun tour with the mountain lift.