The Thor Heyerdahl International day 2022

Global theme: MIGRATION AND ETHNICITY.

  • 1978: Thor Heyerdahl set fire on Tigris off Djibouti, in protest against the wars ravaging the region. Photo licensed under CC BY-SA-NC. (Foto/Photo)
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    1978: Thor Heyerdahl set fire on Tigris off Djibouti, in protest against the wars ravaging the region. Photo licensed under CC BY-SA-NC.

Migration and ethnicity

The Thor Heyerdahl International Day Conference`s aim is to honour the cultural legacy of Thor Heyerdahl and continue to develop his research and ideas, highlighting his involvement in international dialogue, his advocacy for clean oceans and support towards world peace. 

At the same time making the Institute visible as a national forum for global issues.

The Vestfold Museums are proud to announce that the Thor Heyerdahl International Day series has been organized by the Thor Heyerdahl Institute since 2006.

This years conference is presented in collaboration with the Turkish Embassy in Oslo, Augsburg University, Minnesota(USA) and Vestfold and Telemark County Council.

The conference is a part of UNESCO`s World Science Day for peace and development on the 10th of November, arranged all over world and in many countries. Our conference will focus on research disssemination from seven countries, political reflections by a former prime minister of Norway and young Norwegians reflecting on identity related to the global theme of: Migration and Ethnicity.

The conference focuses on the following United Nationals Sustainable Development Goals:

  • 13- Climate Action
  • 10- Reduced Inequalities
  • 11- Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • 16- Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • 17- Partnership for the goals


Program to conference will be available very soon.

  • The Sustainable Development Goals. Source: FN. (Foto/Photo)
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    The Sustainable Development Goals. Source: FN.


Link to participate conference will be provided 24 hours before.

Any questions ? write to beate.bjorge@vestfoldmuseene.no