Blog Archive: Environment

Out of the Comfort Zone

Out of the Comfort Zone

Graham Huggan ponders his recent visit to Iceland to take part in the 5th biennial International Polar Tourism Research Network

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Tourism in West Greenland: A tale of two towns

Tourism in West Greenland: A tale of two towns

University of Leeds doctoral student Will Davies has written a guest blog post about the present and future of tourism in Ilulissat and Aasiaat, Greenland.

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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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Applying the postcolonial to Arctic research

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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Post ICASS conference thoughts

How many academics does it take to fly to a conference on sustainability? Lars Jensen discusses the high and low points of the recent ICASS conference held at UNBC in Prince George, Canada.

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Blogging from the road to an(other) Arctic conference

Blogging from the road to an(other) Arctic conference

A group of Arctic Encounters researchers hit the road for the tri-annual ICASS conference, held this year in Prince George, British Columbia.

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Sisimiut Springtime Summer School: Comprehensive Sustainable Development in Arctic Societies

Sisimiut Springtime Summer School: Comprehensive Sustainable Development in Arctic Societies

Leeds University PhD student William Davies spends a month in Sisimiut, Greenland soaking up springtime sessions on sustainability, among other scholarly subjects

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Schedule announced for Postcolonial Arctic conference in Leeds, 30-31 May, 2014

Schedule announced for Postcolonial Arctic conference in Leeds, 30-31 May, 2014

The two-day schedule for The Postcolonial Arctic, our first international conference (30-31 May, Leeds, UK) has been announced and posted online.

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When Is a Scientist Not a Scientist?

When Is a Scientist Not a Scientist?

Analysing the media circus surrounding the recent Akademik Shokalskiy affair and the advent of celebrity environmentalists, Graham Huggan discusses the porous boundaries between ‘science’ and ‘tourism’.

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