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Virtual Meet the Author: Bernd Brunner, Extreme North: A Cultural History

  July 16 @ 11:00 am | HOSTED BY: National Nordic Museum

11:00 am | Cost: $5.00

The National Nordic Museum


People have long projected their fantasies onto the great expanse of the global North, whether it be as a frozen no-man’s-land, an icy realm of marauding Vikings, or an unspoiled cradle of prehistoric human life. In EXTREME NORTH: A Cultural History(Opens an external site in a new window), historian Bernd Brunner reconstructs the encounters of adventurers, colonists, and indigenous communities that led to the creation of a northern “cabinet of wonders” and imbued Scandinavia, Iceland, and the Arctic with a perennial mystique. An entertaining and informative voyage through cultural fantasies of the North, from sea monsters and a mountain-sized magnet to racist mythmaking, Extreme North explores both the dramatic vistas of the Scandinavian fjords and the murky depths of a Western psyche obsessed with Nordic whiteness.

Details

Date:
July 16
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
$5.00
Website:
https://nordicmuseum.org/events/meet-the-author-bernd-brunner-extreme-north-a-cultural-history

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National Nordic Museum
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2067895707
Email:
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The National Nordic Museum