One of my new colleagues Pål Repstad (see picture) turned 60 last week and the institute surprised him with a Festschrift and a party.
Pål is a sociologist of religion, from whom I have already learned a great deal. You can read about the book and the party here.
One of my most pleasant discoveries has been that interdisciplinary dialogue really is as popular here (and in Scandinavia and Europe more broadly) as I hoped it would be.
For example, Milbank's attempted isolation of theology from the rest of the world in Theology and Social Theory is simply not taken seriously. I have yet to come across a non-British theologian who accepts this aspect of Radical Orthodoxy... perhaps they will come out of the woodwork in response to this post?
Why do you suppose Radical Orthodoxy is more popular in some parts of the US than it is here?