Donnerstag, 10. Oktober 2019, 17:00 - 18:30 iCal

Centre-periphery processes in Greenland

Transforming Nuuk into an Arctic capital city

Seminarraum 1, Institut für Europäische Ethnologie
Hanuschgasse 3, 1010 Wien


Greenland, a highly autonomous subnational island jurisdiction of Denmark, is the largest island in the world. Although this Arctic territory is peripheral relative to Denmark, Greenland's itself has a widely dispersed population and possesses difficult centre-periphery tensions. The capital city Nuuk (population 17,800) has developed into Greenland's centre of economic and administrative power, yet strong cultural and political forces are rooted elsewhere on the island. This presentation explores Nuuk's colonially inflected and contested status as a centre on the periphery.


Vortrag mit Dr. Adam Grydehoj, University of Aberdeen (UK), Island Dynamiks (Dänemark) im Rahmen des Institutskolloquiums "Anthropologie der Insel" im Wintersemester 2019/ 20, Institut für Europäische Ethnologie.


Institut für Europäische Ethnologie


Mag.a Nora El-Halawany
Institut für Europäische Ethnologie
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