Conference: Arctic Voices in Art and Literature in the Long Nineteenth Century


This conference focuses on the peak of Euro-American imperialism in the Western Arctic between about 1789 and 1914. By putting perspectives and experiences of marginalized beings in the centre, we look at the possibilities of rewriting the dominant history of this time period. We approach this theme from a range of vantage points, starting with the self-expression of Sámi, Inuit and Greenlandic individuals. We also examine the representation of Arctic indigenous peoples and animals by Western artists, travellers, explorers and scientists of varying backgrounds and gender.

The conference is a three-day programme with talks, discussions, creative workshops and performative exercises. We invite to open dialogue and welcome anyone interested in art and literature concerned with indigenous people and meetings between humans and between humans and animals. You can choose freely the parts you wish to attend.

The conference is a collaboration between Riddu Riđđu, Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum and UiT - The Arctic University of Norway.

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Starts: 10. juillet 2019 kl. 09.00
Ends: 12. juillet 2019 kl. 17.00
Where: Riddu Riððu Festival, Kåfjord
Location / Campus: Tromsø, Other
Target group: Employees, Students, Guests, Invited