Niels Brimnes

Niels Brimnes is an associate professor at Aarhus University, Denmark within the School of Culture as Society and the subject, History. His research areas mainly consist of Health and Illness, History and Archaeology where he specifically studies topics like colonialism, cultural encounters and India. Recently, he has contributed to research and presentations regarding the third plague pandemic, epidemics and decolonisation. Read more about Niels by clicking here.


Contributions to nordics.info

The statue 'I am Queen Mary' was created by the two artists La Vaughn Belle and Jeannette Ehlers, and erected in Copenhagen in 2018. Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0.

2021.01.07 | Article, Niels Brimnes, Governance, Nation building

The colonialism of Denmark-Norway and its legacies

Overshadowed by British and French Imperialism, the small-scale colonialism of some of the Nordic countries can all too easily be downplayed. From the 19th century, the self-image of the Nordic countries as a group of small, neutral nations has probably perpetuated this misconception. However, Denmark-Norway engaged in a variety of colonial…