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Seminar: How Iceland became what it is. National identity on Iceland between the Middle Ages and the Modern Age

When:We 14-03-2018 14:00 - 17:00
Where:Broerstraat 9, room A-900

The history of Iceland is one that seems unlikely to have facilitated the development of national self-awareness, let alone of a national identity. With nearly seven centuries of foreign dependency by Norway and Denmark, the possibilities for profiling the country in public space were limited. Still, between the Middle Ages and the Modern Age Icelandic authors and artists found ways to display Iceland publicly on an international stage. In this seminar, Iceland experts Simon Halink and Kim Middel will provide an overview of how this was done, with what means on and on what levels. Furthermore, they will be challenged in their views by Faeroe Islands authority Dr. Remco Knooihuizen. Entrance is open to all.

Information: Kim Middel

PhD Ceremony

This seminar is organised because of Kim Middel's thesis defence: "The search for self-awareness" , March 15, 16:15, Aula Academy Building.