Northern Colonialism

Northern Colonialism

This programme aimed to build upon existing expertise in Anthropology, Archaeology and History, with support from the Library, Special Collections and Museums, to foster path-breaking research on the processes and impact of colonialism in the Circumpolar North.

It was structured around three themes:

  • Economies and Polities
  • Environments
  • Cultural Transformations

Drawing upon archival, museum and other material culture sources, it undertook ethnographic and archaeological fieldwork.  The programme considered the intersection of colonialism and contemporary social issues, generating impacts within and beyond the academy. As a result, it aimed to enhance Aberdeen’s world leading position in northern social science and humanities research.



Programme Co-Director - Dr Alison Brown
Social Sciences, Room G20, Edward Wright building
tel: +44 (0)1224 274355

Programme Co-Director - Dr Nancy Wachowich
Social Sciences, Room G3, Edward Wright Building
tel: +44 (0)1224 273203

Research Fellow - Dr Marionne Cronin