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The Research Initiatives at the Danish National Museum

Northern Worlds – the background


The collection of the Danish National Museum provides a very special opportunity for the study of man, society and culture in the Arctic and Northern temperate zones. All the departments of the National Museum – archaeology, ethnography, history, preservation and natural science – will be represented in the scientific initative creating synergy for a period of several years.


Three themes will underlay the structure of Northern Worlds


·         Climate Change and Society: Climate borderlines on the move


·         Farming on the Edge: Cultural Landscapes of the North


·         Network of the North: Communication, Exchange and Cultural Markers


The Northern Worlds opens new possibilities for the understanding of man and society in a world of continuous change and of man’s choice of strategies.