11 December 2013

Ulrik Pram Gad awarded by the Carlsberg Foundation

For his planned research project ‘Greenland as a case of Postcolonialism’, Ulrik Pram Gad has received a considerable grant from the Carlsberg Foundation. Amounting to 1.250.000 DK., the grant will support Ulrik’s research on how Greenland is a special case of post-coloniality.

Abstract of the research project

While the Arctic seems to gradually open up in regards to commerce, minerals extraction and possible international conflict, Greenland continues to be decolonizing only in slow-motion. By analysing how Greenland is different as a case of post-colonialism, this project will contribute both to our understanding of Greenland's approach to new possibilities and to the development of postcolonial theory. The project analyses the interplay between arctic materiality, varying versions of the Danish imperial project as well as Greenlandic resistance, by zooming in on shifting linkages between space, time and agency.