Joanna Kodzik, Junior Professor at MIARC, is presenting a paper on the “Constructions of Lapland in German scholarly debates and travel writing - following Schefferus genealogy of knowledge” at the 2023 Schefferus Conference at UiT, The Arctic University of Norway, in Tromsø.

In 1673, Johannes Schefferus published Lapponia, the first scholarly work entirely devoted to Sápmi and the Sámi people. To mark its 350th anniversary, UiT, the Arctic University of Norway, invites scholars to a multidisciplinary conference on the genesis, reception and aftermath of Schefferus' seminal book.

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Image: excerpt from the title page of Lapponia (first edition, 1673). Public Domain.

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