Entanglements Of Colonial Environments

How do we narrate colonial entanglements – of voices, places, archives – from a Nordic perspective today? This seminar explores formats of narrating colonialhistory, from travelogues and historiography, to new materialist approaches that might harbor a multi-perspectival and multi-voiced opening up of the colonialheritage. Can we imagine new agencies by emphasizing the entangled mediaecologies and environments in which we are all still culturally brought together across distances in the vast global afterlife of slavery and colonialization?

Forum, Temahuset, Campus Valla, Linköping University

Program

Lene Asp

Introduction and welcome

Gísli Pálsson

“Bio-graphies in the broad sense: Narrating the lives and genomes of the enslaved”

Kari Dako, University of Ghana

“Wilhelm Johann Müller on the Gold Coast and Thorkild Hansen in Ghana”
Fredrik Thomasson
“From silence to “hot topic”: The history of Swedish Caribbean slavery”
Kari Dako, Associate Professor of english, University of Ghana

Wilhelm Johann Müller on the Gold Coast and Thorkild Hansen in Ghana

Linköping Universitet

Gísli Pálsson, Professor of Anthropology, University of Iceland

Bio-graphies in the broad sense: Narrating the lives and genomes of the enslaved

Linköping Universitet