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This article explores intercultural links between the coastal communities of the North Atlantic region by discussing the cultural and social history of Norwegian objects displayed in regional heritage collections in Orkney and Shetland. Using the bentwood box as a way of accessing both tangible and intangible knowledge, the article focuses on the relationship between Norway and the Northern Isles of Scotland during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, especially trading links. Different types of traditional wooden boxes from Shetland, Orkney, Norway and Iceland are compared using a microhistorical approach, which enables us to consider Norway and Scotland both as individual ¿ethno-territories¿ and as part of continuously changing networks of social and cultural contact across the North Atlantic.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of the North Atlantic|
|Early online date||7 Oct 2013|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2013|
- material culture
- intercultural links
- North Atlantic
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St Magnus Conference
Silke Reeploeg (Speaker)14 Apr 2011 → 15 Apr 2011
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