Identity on the Line
Identity on the Line



March 2022

Changes in a lifetime

21 of March 2022

Elli Karin Pavval, who became a character in a well-known children’s book about Sámi’s life when she was a child, told about the changes she experienced during her lifetime, from moving with reindeers as a child to living in a house nowadays. We also made a Stella, a decorated brass ring, to protect against evil forces.

Visiting the reindeers

22 of March 2022

Cultural guide Anna Kuhmunen, Silbba Siida, told about land rights and problems around reindeer herding today, in the traces of the forced migrations.


March 2022

Lecture by Anne Kristine Hermann, on her book Imperiets Børn [Children of the Empire]

24 March 2022 at 11a.m. - Copenhagen, Denmark

Anne Kirstine Hermann is a journalist, anthropologist, and assistant professor at Roskilde University. In her book, Imperiets børn [Children of the Empire] she has investigated the decolonization and modernization of Greenland in the 1950s. Her work includes elaborate archival research and interviews with Greenlanders who witnessed the period as children, were evicted from their settlements, abducted from their families or assimilated to Danish culture in other ways by the Danish government. In the lecture, Anne addressed the methodological aspects of interviewing informants about past trauma.

The event has been live-streamed, but the live stream is no longer available. For more information about the topic, please contact the lecturer directly through her own website:

The lecture was held in collaboration with the Greenlandic House in Copenhagen, where the lecture also took place. Contact to the Greenlandic House in Copenhagen can be found here:

Ukrainian professionals

June 2022

Lecture by Olga Pavlik, about her family roots in Ukraine and Russia

7 June 2022 at 7p.m.

Olga Pavlik, was born on October 15, 1974, in the city of Melitopol, Zaporizhia region. She is a philologist and a psychologist. Ukrainian language teacher at school, volunteer, and master of decorative and applied arts.

Olga presents her family history which has more than 400 people who now live in Moscow, Munich, Alma-Ata, and Sevastopol. She takes us through the history of her family and the migrations they did and how all these movements have shaped her family’s identity.