The Working Group on Colonialism is a network that focuses on the history and legacy of colonialism in Finland and internationally. The working group consists of historians, students and other people interested in and researching the subject. The working group develops and organises topical events and other activities on the subject. The working group has organised events on topics such as colonialism in the Finnish border regions, relations between Finland and Namibia, the history of the Sámi people, the legacy of colonialism in the Nordic countries and development cooperation.
In 2018, in cooperation with The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD), we organised a seminar in Johannesburg, South Africa, where we discussed how historians interpret the legacy of colonialism in former colonial countries and colonial powers. The aim of the working group is to advance the knowledge of the history of colonialism and current historical research on the subject. Do you have an idea for activities of the working group? Contact us at email@example.com.