Photo Historioitsijat ilman rajoja Suomessa ry (c) August Pettinen / Museovirasto

Intertwined Histories

Kaisaniemenkatu 5, 00100 Helsinki
Rosebud Sivullinen

Intertwined histories — colonial aspects of Finnish-Namibian relations?

Intertwined histories — colonial aspects of Finnish-Namibian relations?

How should the history of Finnish missionary work in Namibia during the 19th and 20th centuries be perceived? Should it be understood as intercultural exchange or does it also include colonial aspects? What is the historical legacy of Finnish-Namibian relations?

The working group on colonialism within Historians without Borders welcomes you to discuss this important topic together with scholars from Finland and Namibia at Rosebud Sivullinen.

During the talk, the ongoing work of The University of Turku History of Colonialism Research Group will be presented. The research group explores the history of colonialism in different temporal and geographical contexts, especially the history of colonialism in the context of 19th and 20th century Finland. 

Two visiting scholars from Namibia, Dr. Meameno Shiweda and Loini Iizyenda will also tell about their ongoing research.

The event is moderated by Teivo Teivainen, Professor of world politics at the University of Helsinki.

Rosebud Sivullinen



Free entry, the discussion is held in English

The event will also be streamed on Rosebud’s Youtube-channel: