What is Kult?

Kult was established in 2004 as the result of a desire to connect a series of discussion fields, which could all be categorised under the umbrella term, postcolonial Denmark:

  • The Danish Commonwealth (between the Faeroe Islands, Greenland and Denmark) has an entangled, yet also under researched history that continues to influence discussions about national identity and the understanding of each Commonwealth member’s role in an increasingly globalised world
  • Danish colonial history. In what ways has the Danish possession of colonies, but also in a wider sense its participation in colonialism (e.g. Denmark was an eager participant in the slave trade), influenced Danish self-perception, and what traces have this legacy left in relation to Danish self-perception as an active participant in contemporary international ventures (for example as a military/political power, and as a major player in development aid)
  • Danish conceptualisations of migrancy. What images have Danes had of migrants historically and which do they have today. In what ways can migrants’ self-perception and readings of the Danes and Danish society help produce a reflexive conceptualisation of Danish responses to migrancy and globalisation

Since the beginning, Kult has broadened its perspective to engage in discussions beyond the Danish context, which is reflected in the circles on the opening webpage:The Global, the European, and the Nordic.

The first Kult publication was released in 2004. After the first 5 issues Kult became an online journal. It is peer reviewed and typically edited by members of the editorial board.