Lars Jensen will look at how the Danish-USVI discourses of reconciliation, repressed memory, re-engagement and possible re-enactment (2017) may be examined in the wider context of Postcolonial Europe. There are, as implied in this approach, a number of similar types of historical, ethnographic/anthropological, literary and so forth re-examinations taking place in all former European overseas empires (Britain, Portugal, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, France and Germany). How might we situate the specific Danish-US Virgin Islands renegotiations in this wider context? What parallels, similarities and differences could be worthwhile exploring, and why is this not only a fruitful, but perhaps also a necessary exercise? Why is examining the post-imperial nation’s process of agonisingly coming to terms with its own history of colonial violence not enough?
|Status||Udgivet - jan. 2016|
|Begivenhed||The Danish Atlantic - Aarhus University, Aarhus, Danmark|
Varighed: 15 jan. 2016 → 16 jan. 2016
http://readingslavery.au.dk/currently/events/show/artikel/the-danish-atlantic/ (Link til begivenhed)
|Symposium||The Danish Atlantic|
|Periode||15/01/2016 → 16/01/2016|
|Andet||A transdisciplinary symposium on the realities and effects of Denmark’s participation in the transatlantic slave trade|