Knowledge on the Nordics

Shaping the Nordic Past: History-Makers or Money-Makers?

May 26, 2021 nordics.info Season 1 Episode 13
Knowledge on the Nordics
Shaping the Nordic Past: History-Makers or Money-Makers?
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This nordics.info podcast will be about the practicalities of history-making and how commercial and non-commercial organisations use history to sell tickets or a particular version of the past.

Listen to this podcast if you want to hear more about:

  • What role do museums play?
  • The specific heritage portrayed by country houses in and outside the Nordics.
  • What we forget is just as important as what we remember: mobilising the past for the future.
  • The tradition for folk and open air museums in the Nordics.
  • How can negative histories be useful?
  • Tourism and national heritage: The Little Mermaid.
  • What are the responsibilities of commercial and non-commercial history-makers?

The editor of nordics.info and Danish history student Vibeke Sandager Rønnedal interview two historians from Aarhus University and the Danish Centre for Urban History.

Find out more on nordics.info.

Sounds from freesound.org including All I Did Was Wait For You by kjartan_abel and Scene Change Music by dominictreis.

What role do museums play?
The specific heritage portrayed by country houses in and outside the Nordics
What we forget is just as important as what we remember: mobilising the past for the future
The tradition for folk and open air museums in the Nordics
How can negative histories be useful?
Tourism and national heritage: The Little Mermaid
What are the responsibilities of commercial and non-commercial history-makers?