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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Seminars and roundtables at SATW Reykjavik

Seminars and roundtables at SATW Reykjavik

Arctic Encounters has organised a series of lectures and discussions on Arctic tourism, culture and society at the Society of American Travel Writers annual convention, held this year in Reykjavik from 15–20 September.

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Michael Bravo's Postcolonial Arctic keynote

Michael Bravo's Postcolonial Arctic keynote

Dr Michael Bravo’s inspirational keynote lecture from The Postcolonial Arctic conference held in Leeds this past May is now available online.

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Reykjavík Pride

Reykjavík Pride

Arctic Encounters researcher Michael Leonard writes about Iceland’s gay pride festival and pink tourism.

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Arctic panel at Tallinn anthropology conference

Arctic panel at Tallinn anthropology conference

This coming weekend, Arctic Encounters is convening a panel on polar mobilities, entitled Polar mobilities: Resilience and transformations, at the EASA2014 conference in Tallinn, Estonia.

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ECR Networking Evening in Leeds

ECR Networking Evening in Leeds

APECS and UKPN is putting on a networking drinks event for Arctic early career researchers on the eve of the Postcolonial Arctic conference in Leeds.

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From the Blog ...

Vulcanos, artists and culture, oh my!

Simone Abram and Roger Norum are attending the Society of American Travel Writers 2014 Convention in Reykjavik as roundtable speakers and presenters.

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Faroe Islands in The Scotsman

Simone Abram’s travel destination article about the Faroe Islands has come out in The Scotsman. Today, 18 September, seemed as good a day as any to publish a feature about a country which only recently held its successful referendum for independence – on 14 September, 1946.

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SElv-knowledge

Arctic Encounters researcher Michael Leonard has written an article about Reykjavik’s elf school.

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Applying the postcolonial to Arctic research

Berit Kristoffersen and Britt Kramvig offer some reflections on Arctic postcoloniality following the first Arctic Encounters conference, The Postcolonial Arctic.

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Football in the North: Greenland’s relationship with the global game

On the eve of Brazil’s devastating World Cup defeat to Germany, William Davies explores Greenland’s love affair with football

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