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RESEARCH IN F RESEARCH AT THE INSTITUTE OF CULTURE, LANGUAGE & HISTORY BY AAGE RYDSTRØM-POULSEN, HEAD OF INSTITUTE AARP@UNI.GL A S THE NAME SUGGESTS, THE INSTITUTE'S RESEARCH, TEACHING, KNOWLEDGE AND COMMUNICATION ENCOMPASS A wide academic field. The institute is comprised of four academic studies: • Department of Cultural & Social History • Department of Translation & Interpreting • Department of Language, Literature & Media • Department of Theology All of the institute's employees are engaged in research projects – all of which have the common focus and purpose to expand our knowledge and sharpen our awareness of Greenlandic conditions in a contemporary and historical perspective. At the same time, the research projects constitute a national expertise on the reality of Greenland, which meets great and increasing interest far beyond the country's borders – just as the projects, in many cases, are based on international collaborations. Below is a selection of the ongoing research projects: • A cultural-historical research project that will lead to a book on Greenland's theatre history over the past 200 years (Birgit Kleist Pedersen) • A PhD project on modern Greenlandic popular fashion that will lead to a PhD thesis in nation branding in Greenland through the eyes of fashion (Rosannguaq Rossen) • A PhD thesis is being prepared on archival treasures – the cultural heritage from Greenland and about Greenland (Aviaq Fleischer) • A linguistic PhD thesis is being prepared on the semantics behind certain category-changing derivational suffixes in Greenlandic (Judithe Denbæk) • A project of cultural-historical importance is a research project that analyses Danish narratives in literature and popular historiography on the so-called humane colonialism in Greenland – with comparisons to the Danish West Indies (Ebbe Volquardsen) 40 Shaping the Arctic

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