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Ittoqqortoormiit revisited: Images, memories and visions of Northern Greenland

Hvenær 
10. maí 2019 15:30 til 18:00
Hvar 

Veröld - Hús Vigdísar

Vigdísarstofa (við aðalinngang)

Nánar 
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Open seminar about a unique encounter between Icelanders and Greenlanders, May 10th 15.30-18 in Veröld Vigdísar. Vigdísarstofa.

Ittoqqortoormiit revisited: Images, memories and visions of Northern Greenland

In 1925 a historical encounter between Greenlanders and Icelanders took place, when around 90 Greenlanders visited the Icelandic Westfjords and stayed for a few days on their way to the settlement Ittoqqortoormiit (Scoresbysund) in north-eastern Greenland. This year the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute is showing an exhibition with photographs from the encounter and on May 10th an open seminar will be held in Veröld Vigdísar with researchers from Iceland, Denmark and Greenland, who address different aspects linked to the encounter, its links with Danish colonialism and the memories of it.

Program:

15:30 Welcome address:
Ann-Sofie N. Gremaud (assistant professor, HÍ)

15:40-16:00
Sumarlidi R. Ísleifsson (assistant professor, HÍ): Iceland and Greenland – early history (20 mín)

16:00-16:20
Kirsten Thisted (associate professor, UniCPH): Internal relations in 20th century Greenland: West and East. (20 mín)

16.20-16.40 Kaffi

16:40-17:00
Henriette Berthelsen (independent scholar and psychotherapist): Mental de-kolonialisering og identitet i Østgrønland (på dansk)

17:00-17:20
Mette Sandbye (professor, UniCPH): Photographs in Pia Arke’s aesthetic memory work. (20 mín)

17:20-17:40
Kattie Nielsen (business owner and entrepreneur): Iceland and Greenland as collaborators in tourism - current and future perspectives (20 mín)

17:40-18:15 
Discussion and questions

All are welcome and admission is free.

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Ittoqqortoormiit revisited: Images, memories and visions of Northern Greenland

Ittoqqortoormiit revisited: Images, memories and visions of Northern Greenland