Here you will find all the content related to the category 'minorities'.

A brief history of Sámi literature

Modest blue, yellow and red book cover.
- Lill Tove Fredriksen

Sámi literature's history can be traced from the 1600s and the course of this history can be interpreted in the context of important Sámi, national…

Drawing the German-Danish border: the vote in Flensburg, 1920

Large ship arriving at the shore with a large crowd of people cheering and waiting for them
- Film

Go to Flensborg, Germany, in 1920 and see firsthand what it was like during the plebiscite on 14th March. Would Flensborg and central Schleswig remain…

Drawing the German-Danish border: posters and propaganda from 1920

Poster showing two portraits of elder men in suits with the writing "STEM FOR DANMARK" which translates into "VOTE FOR DENMARK"
- Film

Go with Klaus Tolstrup Petersen, historian and director of the Schleswig Collection (Danish Central Library for South Schleswig), back to 1920 when a…

The German Minority in Southern Denmark

Linguistically hybrid logo for a German sports club in Aabenraa, Denmark.
- Peter Thaler

The historical duchy of Schleswig was divided following two plebiscites in 1920. Ever since, South Schleswig has formed the northern section of the…

The European Convention on Human Rights: Copenhagen Declaration 2018

Black and white photo of Copenhagen city's skyline
- Nicola Witcombe

The Copenhagen Declaration 2018 is a non-binding road map for the Council of Europe with respect to the European Convention on Human Rights. It was…

The Åland Islands

Flag of Åland which has a blue background with a red lying cross. The red line has a yellow outline.
- Jason Lavery

The Åland Islands lie at the south-western tip of the Finnish peninsula between Finland and Sweden. This archipelago of 6,500 islands and skerries is…

Sami handicrafts

A drum with different signs/symbols drawn onto it.
- John Weinstock

Duodji, the Sami word for handicrafts/applied art, has a long and illustrious history. Handicraft has been influenced by the need to survive in a…

Sami language

- Thomas Hylland Eriksen

A member of the Finno-Ugric language group and thus related to Finnish, Sami consists of three branches, sufficiently different from each other to be…

Minority languages in the Nordics

- Thomas Hylland Eriksen

Linguistic minorities have existed for centuries, such as the Finns and Sami in Sweden. Since 1960s minority languages have often been associated with…

Ethnic minorities in the Nordic countries

- Thomas Hylland Eriksen

A minority is a clearly distinguishable group or category of people who comprise less than half of a national population. Minorities in the Nordic…