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