Maritime Anthropology

The course Maritime Anthropology is taught from December 6 to 10 at the University Centre of the Westfjords. The instructor of the course is Dr.  Lara Hogg. 

The course is one of the elective courses of the master’s programs in Coastal Communities and Regional Development and Coastal and Marine Management.

All master’s level courses at the University Centre are open to participants from other universities as well from the corporate world. The language of instruction is English, as the student group is international.

All further information about application procedures, entry requirements and course fees are available at the Open Courses webpage.

About the course:

The course focuses broadly on maritime human cultures but also specifically considers the Westfjords, and as a result incorporates several practical assignments involving cultural institutions, such as Byggðasafn Vestfjarða, Blábankinn, Ósvör, and Rannsóknasetur Háskólans á Vestfjörðum. I prefer to slightly adapt the course to students interests, and set an open assignment where they can explore what intrigues them most based on course readings and discussions. It is theoretical as well as practical combining the best of both.