Unearthing Scandinavia’s Colonial Past

Author(s): Magdalena Naum

Year: 2016


In the recent years colonialism has been a subject of debate and new research in Scandinavian historical and anthropological scholarship. This scholarship is scrutinizing the impact of colonial expansion on societies in Scandinavia as well as the role and participation of the Swedish and Danish kingdoms in the colonial enterprises. Drawing on this research, my paper will explore the background and consequences of this interest in Scandinavia’s colonial past; the ways it rewrites historical narratives of early modern Scandinavia and challenges existing paradigms and understandings of colonialism.

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Unearthing Scandinavia’s Colonial Past. Magdalena Naum. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434508)


Archaeology Colonialism Scandinavia

Geographic Keywords
Sweden Western Europe

Temporal Keywords
Early Modern Period

Spatial Coverage

min long: 11.113; min lat: 55.34 ; max long: 24.167; max lat: 69.06 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 178