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Vikings and White Nationalism (EUC Fall Brown Bag Lecture Series)

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
European Union Center
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Sep 8, 2021   12:00 pm  
Speaker
Verena Höfig
Registration
Registration
E-Mail
eucenter@illinois.edu
Views
170
Originating Calendar
European Union Center Events

This talk provides an overview of the history of Neo-paganism and Heathenry in the United States, before focusing on selected contemporary groups, especially those belonging in the (still ill-defined) alt-right spectrum of mostly internet-based radicals. 

 

How do radical religious movements in the U.S. utilize Northern European culture for their racist, misogynist and environmentalist back-to-the-land agenda? What can the increased visibility of white supremacist Heathens - since Charlottesville - reveal about the cultural and political relevance of Medieval European literature in the United States?

 

Please see the Scandinavian Studies LibGuide's History section for library resources on the Vikings. 

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