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Danish Colonial History - seen from the North Atlantic Countries

With Ann-Sofie Nielsen Gremaud, Bergur Rønne Moberg & Kirsten Thisted

Nordisk Seminar & NAU. Danish Colonial History - seen from the North Atlantic Countries v/ Ann-Sofie Nielsen Grmeaud, Bergur Rønne Moberg & Karen Thisted. 28. oktober kl. 14:15-16. Lokale 1485-123.

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Fredag 28. oktober 2022,  kl. 14:15 - 16:00


Lokale 1485-123


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Literature, branding, gender roles, Arctic geo-politics, climate change and remnants of race theories - those are all central elements in a multi-year international research project on the shared history of the North Atlantic countries as being part of a Danish empire. And as becomes clear from the research collaboration, some of the hierarchies and mindsets inherited from the past still affect the present.

The project resulted in the two-volume work Denmark and the New North Atlantic. Narratives and Memories in a former Empire (2020), which examines how the emergence of the Arctic as a new geopolitical arena affects and reshapes the area known as the North Atlantic: Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and coastal Norway. The relationship between the center of the former Danish empire and its (former) subordinates has rested on varying degrees of asymmetric power relations and the countries are connected by political as well as emotional ties.

How are historical relationships reinterpreted today? Which narratives form the basis of contemporary cooperation in the Arctic? How do postcolonial relations affect decision-making relating to natural resources? How do the North Atlantic societies imagine the future? These were some of the questions that a team of historians, literary theorists, art historians, ethnographers and cultural and communication researchers with deep insight into the history, languages and cultures of the North Atlantic posed as the basis for the research project.