Nordic colonialism

7.5 credits

This course situates the Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland) within processes of colonialism. The course contrasts analytical notions about ‘empty land’, ‘legitimate expansion’, ‘internal colonialism’ and ‘colonialism without colonies’. Students will engage with questions of reconciliation and the repatriation of objects to the places from where they were once removed. The course connects past and present, and enquires into colonial legacies impacting both public policies and private business ventures in present contexts.

Växjö – the student city with a living campus

Just south of Växjö’s city centre you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. In Växjö, many students choose to live on campus.

Here you will have five minutes’ walking distance to friends, restaurants, lecture rooms, gym, grocery store, the University Library, nature trails, and student pubs. If you live in another part of Växjö, you can quickly get to the university by bus or bicycle.

With its 90 000 inhabitants, Växjö is one of the fastest growing cities in Sweden. Here you will find the famous Småland entrepreneurship spirit and a lot of companies, for instance within the IT industry – perfect for when you are looking for an internship position or a job. Växjö is also one of Europe’s greenest cities where you have easy access to nature, forest and lakes.

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