Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


Nordic Indigeneity in Conversation Series - Greenland's Decolonialisation

In conversation with Dr Ebbe Volquardsen (University of Greenland)

15 December 2020

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This event took place on 19 November 2020, 5:00 pm–6:00 pm
Prof Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen (UCL Scandinavian Studies) in conversation with Dr Ebbe Volquardsen (University of Greenland)

The Nordic Indigeneity series is a series of conversations around multiple and changing perspectives on indigenous cultures in the Nordic region. The series is organised by the UCL Department of Scandinavian Studies in collaboration with the Sarah Parker Remond Centre for the Study of Racism and Racialisation.

Nordic Indigeneity in Conversation forms part of a wider research and teaching agenda in the Department committed to exploring the diversity of the peoples, societies, cultures, languages and ethnic belongings of the wider Nordic region. As a research and teaching unit, we have recently published the textbook, Introduction to Nordic Cultures (UCL Press 2020), where several chapters explore themes relevant to this series. The book can be downloaded as a free ebook from UCL Press.


Dr Ebbe Volquardsen is Associate Professor of Cultural History and Head of the Department for Cultural and Social History at University of Greenland, Nuuk. Dr Volquardsen holds a PhD from Humboldt University in Berlin and has published widely on Greenlandic literature, art and culture, the history of Danish colonialism and on postcolonial perspectives on Greenland. His 2011 monograph in German on ‘The Beginnings of the Greenlandic Novel: Nation, Identity and Subaltern Articulation in an Arctic Colony’ was followed in 2014 by the anthology The Postcolonial North Atlantic: Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands, co-edited with Prof. Lill-Ann Körber. Dr Volquardsen is currently taking part in several collaborative research projects including “Mediated Arctic Geographies” and “Denmark and the New North Atlantic”.