Researching Nordic Colonialism – Past, Present, Futures

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May 24, 2021 to May 25, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Indigenous Studies, Race / Ethnic Studies, World History / Studies

What is Nordic colonialism? Is it relevant for Nordic and global histories? How is it researched? Come join the discussions for a singular panel or the whole workshop. “Researching Nordic Colonialism – Past, Present, Futures” is held on 24-25 May 2020 via Zoom. For the full program and Zoom registration go to:

The idea of this workshop is to bring together a selection of scholars working on their respective national histories of colonialism and to have them engage in mutual dialogue pertaining to the shared trajectories and divergent pathways of colonialism in the Nordic context.


Nordic Colonialism and the Global is a Nordic project consisting of series of workshops, funded by NOS-HS. These workshops advance transnational framings, understandings, and entanglements of colonialism in the Nordic context. 

The workshops reflect the recent rise of scholarly and public interest in colonial histories and postcolonial presents in the Nordic region by fostering international collaboration and exchange of ideas. They investigate how colonialism has been manifested in the historical experience and contemporary identities in the Nordic region and beyond. They investigate also, what kind of influence it has had on the definitions of nationhood, the society at large, and on group and individual identity. 

Contact Info: 

Dr. Janne Lahti, Academy of Finland Research Fellow, University of Helsinki

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