The history of Greenland – subject area overview and didactics

From analyzing a range of secondary literature and broad reviews of Greenland’s history including an international perspective, students get an overview of the development of the subject and its current academic profile.


The course emphasizes an overview of different perspectives and explanations for changes in the Greenlandic society development from the 1600s to the present. The curriculum from the history of Greenland includes reference works, general historiography as well as literature focusing on central issues or themes.

In addition, the course also addresses the issue of the formation and significance of historical and cultural consciousness in society.

Course details

Academic level(s)Master
CountryGreenland
Language of instructionDanish,Greenlandic
InstitutionIlisimatusarfik / University of Greenland
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End date-
Registration deadline-
ECTS credits0.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studySociology and cultural studies
Teaching placeUniversity of Greenland
Teaching term
Tagsculturesocietygreenland
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