Mythology and “Nation Building": N.F.S. Grundtvig and His Contemporaries

Conference, arranged by Grundtvig Centeret, Aarhus University, and Université Paris-Sorbonne

15.11.2016 | Mikkel Pade

Dato tor 26 jan fre 27 jan
Tid 13:00    23:59
Sted Université Paris-Sorbonne, 1, Rue Victor Cousin, 75005 Paris

The aim of the conference is to offer new perspectives on the role of pre-Christian mythologies in the formation of national communities in the 19th-Century. During this time, scholars, philosophers, politicians and artists played a crucial part in the formation of national identities, underpinning the emerging national communities. Pre-Christian mythologies, most notably Old Norse or Germanic mythology, were often seen as a cultural source in which to root the collective identity of the community.
Among such intellectuals was the Danish polymath N.F.S. Grundtvig (1783-1872), who was a driving force in the formation of Danish national identity.  ... 

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The conference is organised by Pierre-Brice Stahl (Paris-Sorbonne University) and Sophie Bønding (Aarhus University) with the support of the Grundtvig Study Centre; the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science; Aarhus University (the Research Programme at the Department of the Study of Religion); and Paris-Sorbonne University (EA REIGENN).