Appel à communication : « Northern visions in the pre-modern era » (Suède, Umea, novembre 2014)

Francesco Foschi, Paysage de neige avec torrent et cascade : Effet de neige (Ancien titre), 1786, musée de Grenoble

This two-day workshop will bring together researchers from across the globe interested in exploring the idea of the North before 1800, including prehistoric, ancient, medieval, and early modern periods. Some potential questions we would like to collectively address are:

How was North defined in the pre-modern age? Who or what was thought to inhabit the North? How do outsider ideas compare to the lived reality of making a home in the North? What was the relationship between indigenous peoples of the North and outsiders? How did the discovery of a new . . . → En lire plus