Whose North?

Art History and Visual Studies Lecture Series, IFIKK/University of Oslo, Spring 2021

The lecture series, “Whose North” invites three pioneering scholars, each questioning the canonical art historical narrative of the Nordic region through the framework of colonial encounters both in the region itself and the Nordic countries’ own colonial practices on a global scale. These lectures invite us to consider how citizenship, identity, and personhood are framed in the visual and material culture of this region. In a different way, each of these groundbreaking lectures brings to the fore the erasure of colonial encounters and the artistic and visual culture of indigenous persons in the Nordic art historical narrative, museological practices, and archival history.


This spring’s AHVS lecture series is a collaboration between University of Oslo, Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, Wellesley College, Art History Department, and Indiana University Bloomington, Department of Art History. Program committee: Øystein Sjåstad, Patricia Berman, and MaryClaire Pappas. For questions: oystein.sjastad@hf.uio.no



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