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The scientific focus of the National Museum    


This initiative hopes to generate new insight and knowledge in culture and climatic change. It will also shed light on global networks by studying Northern cultures from the Ice Age hunters to the present day populations in the cold regions.


The Northern Worlds consists of more than 20 projects, directed by leading researchers from all departments at the Danish National Museum. The projects are organised in 3 groups, so the networks can be build up with in these groups.


The private foundation, Augustinus Fonden, has been the main financial source for The Northern Worlds.

Nationalmuseets forskningsinitiativ "Nordlige Verdener" rummer en lang række selvstændige projekter.

The conference

Watch the presentations from the Key note speakers at the conference in November og the conference page or download their power point presentations.


January 6, 2014 New publication out now: "The Border of Farming - Shetland and Scandinavia" from the symposium in Copenhagen september 19th to the 21st 2012 Download the book.

Conference publication

28.-30 November 2012 Northern Worlds had the final conference at the National Museum. It was 3 days filled with talks and presentations of resluts fra om the projects. The publication from the conference is expected to be out in 2013, the first deadline for handing in articles is 22 March 2013