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Denmark and its Neighbors

Denmark and its Neighbors In-Person

This talk will provide an overview of the turbulent, 1000-year history of Denmark and its immediate neighbors in the Baltic and the North Sea. Lying at the crucial junction between these two bodies of water, Denmark has always occupied a critical position on the geopolitical map of Europe. Throughout its long history as a nation, Denmark has used this position to establish power and wealth, but the inherent vulnerabilities of the small country, bad luck, and some lamentable judgement, has also meant that Denmark has had to fight for its very survival on more than one occasion. Denmark is also a colonial power, and its holdings abroad, especially Greenland have forced a reckoning with more distant 'neighbors' including Canada, the USA, and Russia. The talk will conclude with a look at where Denmark sees itself today and what the future might hold.

Location: Du Bois Library, W. E. B. Du Bois Center, Room 2220 (22nd floor)

Wednesday, May 3, 2023
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
W. E. B. Du Bois Library, W. E. B. Du Bois Center (Floor 22)
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Registration is required. There are 35 seats available.

Event Organizer

Adam Holmes
UMass Amherst Libraries