Arctic Encounters:
Contemporary Travel/Writing
in the European High North

Arctic Encounters is a groundbreaking university research project investigating the increasingly important role of tourism in the European Arctic. Funded by HERA until 2016, the project engages international scholars across the humanities and social sciences researching travel practices as well as its textual and visual representations.

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Arctic Minutes: Enter the Arctic Encounters Very Short Film Competition!

Arctic Minutes: Enter the Arctic Encounters Very Short Film Competition!

Arctic Encounters and the Leeds International Film Festival have launched a very short film competition with a simple challenge: Make a film about the Arctic in one minute or less, But the deadline is 11 September, so get filming!

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Copenhagen Workshop: The Basics of Travel Photography

Copenhagen Workshop: The Basics of Travel Photography

Arctic Encounters is organising a one-day workshop (Saturday, 30 May in Copenhagen) in travel photography for anyone interested in improving their photography skills or learning to take great pictures of destinations and people.

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New Narratives of the Postcolonial Arctic Conference: 27 – 29 May

New Narratives of the Postcolonial Arctic Conference: 27 – 29 May

Arctic Encounters’ upcoming international, New Narratives of the Postcolonial Arctic, will be held at at Roskilde University at the end of May. The conference engages with the complexity of the Arctic in relation to a number of interdisciplinary practices, relations and narratives associated with tourism and travel writing in and about the Arctic.

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The Dynamics of Darkness in the North conference: Arctic Encounters panel

The Dynamics of Darkness in the North conference: Arctic Encounters panel

Arctic Encounters has organised a panel entitled Encountering Darkness at the Dynamics of Darkness conference in Reykjavik in late February.

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Crisis in the Nordic Nations and Beyond

Crisis in the Nordic Nations and Beyond

Arctic Encounters team members Lars Jensen, Roskilde University and Kristín Loftsdóttir University of Iceland have recently published their new edited volume, Crisis in the Nordic Nations and Beyond: At the Intersection of Environment, Finance and Multiculturalism. Here, Kristín takes a look at some of what makes the book of particular interest to Arcticists and postcolonialists.

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En Route to Greenland

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Post(ed): Novelist Martha Baillie's unconventional storytelling/writing process

On Friday, 29 May, Canadian writer Martha Baillie will give the closing keynote at the upcoming New Narratives of the Postcolonial Arctic conference in Denmark. Here, we take a peek at the innovative storytelling from her recent novel, The Search for Heinrich Schlögel.

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Postcolonial trouble brewing at Bryggen

Lars Jensen discusses the work of two prominent writers, Niviaq Korneliussen and Iben Mondrup, whose writings deal with various aspects of a postcolonial Greenland.

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Orcas and Auroras!

On a research trip to Northern Norway, Simone Abram gets to know Basecamp Senja, a handsome new tourist outpost on a dramatic craggy isle

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One from the archives: Podcast of Gísli Pálsson's Reykjavik talk on Hálldor Laxness

Listen to Gísli Pálsson’s 2014 Reykjavik lecture on the role of fiction, faction and the absurd in the work of Nobel Prize winner and Icelandic national hero Hálldor Laxness.

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