Department of Culture and Learning

Conference programme

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WEDNESDAY 9. JUNE at The National Museum (Prince's Mansion, Ny Vestergade 10, 1471 Copenhagen)   

12:00

Registration and snacks

12:30

Opening of conference

Host

  • Christian Sune Pedersen - Welcome to the National Museum
  • Gitte Adler Reimer - 300 years of research – what are the visions today? 
13:00

ORGANIZERS

  • Ulrik Pram Gad - Purpose and the format of the conference
13:30

Plenary: Greenland going global – cultural inspiration and translation

Chair: Lill Bjørst 

[PHYSICAL] ROUNDTABLE 

  • Rosannguaq Rossen : The incluence of Christianity on the national costume in Greenland – the Greenlandic women’s inspiration from the European fashion.
14:00

Sandwich break

14:30

[physical] Roundtable

  • Aviaq Fleischer: From radioplay to decapitated statue – imaginations about Hans Egede the last 50 years
  • Andreas Otte: Making global music genres Greenlandic

Debate/Q&A

16:00

Coffee break

16:30

Parallel panel sessions 1

  • 1A) [Physical session] Peter Toft: Co-existence, conflicts and negotiations: The 18th Century Beginnings of Cross Cultural relations between Europeans and the Inuit of Greenland 
  • 1B) [Hybrid session] Naja Graugaard & Amalie Høgfelt: Decolonizing Art and Research Practices in Greenland and Beyond 
18:00

Guided tour

Bjarne Grønnow & Martin Appelt:

  • The Arctic Collections, The National Museum

Peter Toft:

  • The Colonial History Exhibition, The National Museum
19:00

DINNER/SOCIALIZATION ON OWN INITIATIVE/ACCOUNT

 

THURSDAY 10 JUNE AT ROYAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND LETTERS  (H. C. Andersens Blvd. 35, 1553 Copenhagen) 

8:15

Registration and breakfast [max 40 px - first come first serve]

8:45

Welcome to the second day of the conference

 Host

  • Bjarne Grønnow: Welcome
9:00

Minister of Higher Education and Science

  • Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen 
9:15

PLENARY: Greenland and Denmark - in the North Atlantic and in the Arctic

Discussant: Robert C. Thomsen

[physical] Keynote

Kirsten Thisted & Ann-Sofie Gremaud: Greenland and the New North Atlantic  

9:45

[Hybrid] Roundtable

  • Ivar Neumann
  • Jens Heinrich
  • Gestur Hovgaard

DEBATE/Q&A

10:45

Coffee break

11:00

Parallel panel sessions 2

  • 2A) [Physical session] Naimah Hussain & Mette Apollo Rasmussen: Critical reflections on field work in Greenland
  • 2B) [Hybrid session] Ulrik Pram Gad: Comparing Greenland into Independence
12:30

Lunch

13:30

Plenary: Towards new fieldwork engagements: ethics, epistemologies, methods

Chair: Jes Harfeld

Discussant: Astrid O. Andersen 

[virtual] keynote

  • Richard Powell: Making Arctics: Sociality and Science in the Circumpolar North 
14:00

[HYBRID] ROUNDTABLE

  • Naja Carina Steenholt: Studying pandemics and perceived Wellbeing in Greenland
  • Anne Merrild Hansen: Collaborative Methods in Arctic Research

debate/Q&A

15:00

Coffee break

15:30

Plenary: Memory politics - truth and reconcilliation processes in the Arctic

Discussant: lil rastad

[PHYSICAL] ROUNDTABLE 

  • Sniff Andersen Nexø: Histories of Greenlandic children – the significance and challenges of commissioned research
  • Jens Heinrich: The Greenlandic Commission on Reconciliation

Debate/Q&A

16:30

break

16:45

Session on science policy: The role of the human sciences in the Greenland/Denmark relation

Interviewer: Minik Rosing 

Henrik Halkier (Dean, Faculty of Humanities, AAU), Aki-Matilda Høegh-Dam (MP), and Josephine Nymand (Head of theGreenland Research Council) in a discussion about how best to engage the human sciences in research that is relevant and beneficial to Greenland and the Arctic

17:45

Announcement of the winner of the Best Paper Award

18:00

Apéritifs and dinner

 

FRIDAY 11 JUNE AT AALBORG UNIVERSITY, CAMPUS SYDHAVNEN (A. C. Meyers Vænge 15, 2450 Copenhagen)  

9:00

Registration and coffee

9:30

Parallel panel sessions 3

  • 3A) [Hybrid session] Ulrik Pram Gad & Marc Jacobsen: Entangled (de)securitization dynamics under climatic thaw and geopolitical freeze I
  • 3B) [Virtual panel] Rasmus Berthelsens & Mariia Kobzeva: Great Power Engagement in the North Atlantic I 
  • 3C) [Virtual panel] Richard Powell & Peter Martin: Greenland-Denmark relations in history: Insights from the ERA Arctic Cultures project. 
11:00

coffee break

11:15

PARALLEL PANEL SESSIONS 4

  • 4A) [Workshop session] Ulrik Pram Gad & Marc Jacobsen: Entangled (de)securitization dynamics under climatic thaw and geopolitical freeze II
  • 4B) [Virtual] Rasmus Berthelsens & Mariia Kobzeva: Great Power Engagement in the North Atlantic II       
  • 4C) [Physical session] Lene Søbjerg, Lise Koumaditis & Bo Rasmussen: Hvad kan vi lære af Grønland i det pædagoiske og sociale arbejde? 
  • 4D) [Hybrid session] Lill Rastad Bjørst & Dag Avango: Denmark-Greenland mining after(lifes) and legacies

12:45

Lunch

13:45

PARALLEL PANEL SESSIONS 5

  • 5A) [Virtual session] Naotaka Hayashi& Minori Takahashi: Reinterpreting contemporary issues derived frompast Japanese expansion to the Pan-Pacific region with insights gained from Greenland-Denmark post-colonial relations.
  • 5B) [Hybrid session] Carina Ren & Rikke Becker: Economic development in Greenland - visions, strategies and practices
  • 5C) [Hybrid session] The Conference Team: Ebbe Volquardsen, Mette Marie Harder, Robert Christian Thomsen: Current and historical, cultural and political aspects of the Greenland-Denmark relation
  • 5D) [Hybrid session] Bart Pushaw & the Arc of Nordic Colonialism: Greenland Exhibited and Collected: Museums and the Mediation of Colonial Knowledge

15:15

Coffee break

15:30

PLENARY: CHALLENGING COLONIALITIES IN GREENLAND TODAY

Discussant: Naja Graugaard

[Hybrid] Roundtable

  • Aviaaja Lyberth Hauptmann: Indigenizing scientific knowledge on Kalaallit food culture (tbc)
  • Lili Frederiksen Chemnitz: What is Denmark without Greenland?
  • Ebbe Volquardsen: On teaching colonial history at Ilisimatusarfik (tbc)

Debate/Q&A

16:30

Closing

  • Lill Bjørst: Thank you for building a platform for a qualified tricentennial debate
  • Mette Simonsen: The way towards publications
  • Lisbeth Valgreen:The virtual afterlife of the conference

Important dates

  • 15 October 2021 
    Deadline for (select) revised papers for publication 

  • 09-11 June 2021
    Conference 

  • 09 June 2021
    Deadline for virtual audience registration

  • 04 June 2021
    Confirmation of conference programme

  • 28 May 2021
    Extended deadline for full paper drafts

  • 01 May 2021
    Deadline for full paper drafts
    Deadline for conference presenters registration

  • 7 January 2020
    Online warm-up event for panel convenors

  • 18 December 2020
    Reconfirmation of panels

  • 01 October 2020
    Confirmation of accept of papers

  • 17 August 2020
    Deadline for paper abstracts

  • 10 June 2020
    2nd call (for papers - to complete panels and free standing)

  • 15 May 2020 
    Confirmation of accept of panel proposals 

  • 22 April 2020 
    Deadline for panel proposals