Czech-Norwegian Memorabilia

Czech-Norwegian Memorabilia

Project summary

The project Czech-Norwegian Memorabilia develops bilateral cooperation between the Department of Germanic Studies, Charles University, and Department of Modern History and Society, Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway, in the field of Norwegian and Czech history in the first half of 20th century.

The main topics of the project are the Czech forced workers in Norway during WWII, the Czechoslovak exile in Norway in the years after 1948 and endeavor of the Czech Lappologist and historian of Scandinavia Václav Marek. The project offers an opportunity to share research and archival material among Norwegian and Czech experts in the war history. It enables innovative usage of teaching methods and possible growing of new experts. The project outcomes are new curricula, archival materials’ edition, an electronic database of memorabilia, a travelling exhibition and three roundtables.

The project is supported by the EEA Grants – Institutional cooperation project, EHP-CZ-ICP-1-001

Forced labour

Photo taken from "Czechs in Trondheim"

For more information see the project webpage of Charles University, Prague and their Noráci blog.

Project partners at NTNU: Prof. Hans Otto Frøland and Gunnar Hatlehol, PhD

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