Film: Nordic postcolonialism

Woman standing and talking in front of a map of Europe.

What does postcolonialism refer to when talking about the Nordics? The arts may be the foremost field where we can learn about Nordic postcolonialism judging by the steadily growing number of art works, films, performances and literature dealing with the subject. But, the lens of postcolonialism - or decolonialistion - also importantly allows for an analysis of broader issues of cultural encounters and race relations. Join Lill-Ann Körber, Professor at Aarhus University, in a brief exploration of the ways colonial relationships and legacies are dealt with in the Nordics, and hear some specific and interesting examples that she draws on from contemporary society.

This is the third in a series of short films on the humanities and social sciences in the Nordics and the world, supported by the University Hub ‘Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World’ (ReNEW), NordForsk and Aarhus University.

(Both English and Danish subtitles are available on this film.)

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