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

Arctic Encounters is a three-year research project that considers the increasingly important role of tourism in the European Arctic. Funded by HERA, the project engages over a dozen international scholars and associated partners across the humanities and social sciences, researching practices of travel as well as textual/visual representations.

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Dark Ecology: Third Journey

Dark Ecology: Third Journey

The third journey of Dark Ecology, a collaborative experience between artists, curators, philosophers, composers, researchers and writers, will take place from 8-12 June, 2016.

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Arctic Encounters: Latest Publications

Arctic Encounters: Latest Publications

The Arctic Encounters project has just completed another year of research, writing and collaborative scholarship. Have a look at the latest list of project-related publications, currently up to date as of February, 2016.

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Arctic Encounters Research Map

Arctic Encounters Research Map

Have a peek at the updated, interactive Arctic Encounters Research Map, showing the whereabouts of various team members – from a few hundred thousand feet above.

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Moving Worlds Launch

Moving Worlds Launch

Arctic Encounters announces the launch of a special, Arctic-themed issue of Moving Worlds: A Transnational Journal. The issue, entitled ‘The Postcolonial Arctic’, arose out of the project’s eponymous conference, held in May, 2014 in Leeds.

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Arctic Moments Photography Competition Winner

Arctic Moments Photography Competition Winner

At the second evening of the Arctic Cinema Week at the University of Leeds, Inntravel’s Head of Marketing Simon Wrench announced the shortlisted and grand prize winners of the Arctic Moments Photography Competition.

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Roskilde University team in Greenland

In May the Roskilde University team embarks on an Arctic journey of their own as they head to Greenland for a 2 week visit to meet with representatives of civil society organisations, academics, students – and a few members of the general public. The visit has two focal points, Nuuk and Ilulissat. The Nuuk part of the visit includes a seminar with academics and students from Ilisimatusarfik and a more general public discussion forum. In Ilulissat we will focus on the town as a tourism hub and also as a hub for climate change discourse.

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Trapped (in clichés)

The Icelandic team of researchers responds to Graham Huggan’s post on the Icelandic television programme Trapped with a post of their own.

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Interview with: Nelson Graburn

In this interview piece, we sit down with Nelson Graburn, the esteemed professor of tourism and the Arctic, to learn about how he first became interested in the North.

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Trappings of success

Graham Huggan discusses the cultural politics and geoeconomic ramifications of the recent Icelandic TV drama Trapped’s success.

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Artist Margrethe Pettersen's Commissioned Work

Read about Arctic Encounters co-commission of the Dark Ecology artist Margrethe Pettersen, in conversation with Britt Kramvig

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