Topics in Focus
The idea of topics in focus
in vifanord is to provide a platform for recollecting and initiating results of research on some special aspects of this cultural region.
It will pool academic information on a certain topic, both, in order to inspire further discussion, and, leading to material for courses or lectures.
It shall consist of a variety of structural components, in first place an introduction, a list of references and reading recommendations, possibly together with digitized sources
or multimedia based documents.
The distinct aim of topics in focus
is to enable scientists to present their results in an academic public network and to profit from discourse.
Assembling and maintenance of all input to topics in focus
are meant to be done by the authors or editors, being cooperative partners to vifanord, as part of their editorial
responsibility. We welcome you to initiate new topics. » Contact
Presently, those topics in focus are available:
Serampore [Site in German language only]
Apart from Tranquebar, the main Danish commercial settlement in Danish East India, the other Danish colonial bases have been rather ignored so far by research.
So, this topic in focus on “Serampore” shall remedy a deficit. It introduces the important history of this small town in India, in presenting new research from the Chair on
Northern European History at Kiel University and offers hints for possible continuing research.