The “Great White North”? 

Critical Perspectives on Whiteness in the Nordics and its Neighbours, 26-28 August 2019, Helsinki, Finland

Welcome

Welcome to the “Great White North”? Critical Perspectives on Whiteness in the Nordics and its Neighbours Conference organised as a joint initiative of the Department of Cultures and Department of Languages at the University of Helsinki. This multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine post- and de-colonial perspectives of Whiteness that do not take ‘modern’ nations and regions as their departure, and can therefore accommodate different practices of migration, different understanding of indigeneity, and different Nordic ‘ethnicities’. The organisers aim to discuss questions of linguistic/cultural difference in the expression and representation of Whiteness in the Nordics and question how the notion of belonging has changed over time.