Declare Independence - Denmark and the New North Atlantic

  • Silke Reeploeg (Keynote/plenary speaker)

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Open conference on narratives in the former Danish empire New aliances and narratives on the former Danish colonies and dependencies in the West Nordic region are taking shape, but how does the shared past influence the current relations, cultures and policies in Greenland, Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands and Denmark? Inspired by David Scott’s theory (2004) on the longing for total revolution that becomes an imperative in post-colonial discourse “Denmark and the New North Atlantic” hosts an international seminar at the University of Copenhagen November 5-6. Empirialism and modernity, the geo-political momentum, marginal positions, gender stereotypes and nationalist narratives on purity and hybridity have shaped the relations in the former Danish empire. This will be discussed along with themes such as ultra minor literatures, archives in the Arctic, imagined geographies and processes of minoritization and majoritization.
Period5 Nov 2015
Event typeConference
LocationCopenhagen, DenmarkShow on map


  • Denmark
  • Atlantic Studies
  • Culture
  • Politics
  • History