Blog Archive: Greenland

Roskilde University team in Greenland

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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Gender and Arctic Encounters

Gender and Arctic Encounters

Kirsten Hvenegård-Lassen writes about the newest issue of NORA, the Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, which engages with discourse on a range of postcolonial and indigenous feminisms.

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Free film screening & Directors Q&A of Greenlandic film Sumé: The Sound of a Revolution

Free film screening & Directors Q&A of Greenlandic film Sumé: The Sound of a Revolution

This Friday 13 Nov, Arctic Encounters is presenting a free film screening of Sumé: The Sound of a Revolution, a documentary about Greenland’s first rock band. The film, held at the University of Leeds Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall at the School of Music, will be followed by a Q&A with director Inuk Silis Høegh

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En Route to Greenland

En Route to Greenland

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Postcolonial trouble brewing at Bryggen

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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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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Leg(g)o my Eg(g)o?

Leg(g)o my Eg(g)o?

Graham Huggan deconstructs Lego simulacra of the touristed world and explores Lego’s disinvestment from Shell, casting the fetishised Arctic into relief.

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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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The globality of Greenland’s political turmoil

The globality of Greenland’s political turmoil

The Greenlandic Premier, Aleqa Hammond’s recent demise is an invitation to revisit a number factors which condition political life in Greenland – from the domestic to the global.

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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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