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PhD defence


Monday 24 August, Rosannguaq Rossen defended her PhD project titled: "Branding igennem moden - Den vestgrønlandske kvindedragt som symbol" (in English: Branding through fashion - the West Greenlandic women's dress as symbol).

Rosannguaq Rossen's PhD project deals with how the West Greenlandic women's dress is being used for branding and staging in Greenlandic society - but also how the dress over time has been used as a symbol in Greenland.

The PhD project focuses on how the Greenlandic society as a nation over time has reacted to the development and modernization of the women's dress - on the premise that this represents a distinctive 'Greenlandic-ness'.

The PhD project is centered around four articles, which help to show the history of the West Greenlandic women's dress in order to show how the women's dress has changed both shape and appearance in step with the Greenlanders' contact with the Europeans, including the Danish / Norwegian mission from 1721.


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