Blog Archive: Greenland

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

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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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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The Old Men and the Arctic

The Old Men and the Arctic

What if Hemingway had visited the Arctic? How might this have influenced perceptions of the Arctic, not least the Arctic as the testing ground – or perhaps more accurately the testosterone ground – for white male death wishes or anxieties about simply being white males? We will never know, but if the recent major Danish exhibition Arktis is anything to go by, the reproduction of white male heroics in the Arctic continues relatively undisturbed. Lars Jensen hikes through the landscape of the Danish Arctic imaginary.

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“We who live in the Arctic region”: Iceland’s belonging in the Arctic

“We who live in the Arctic region”: Iceland’s belonging in the Arctic

Arctic Encounters team member Kristín Loftsdóttir at the University of Iceland contextualises present-day Icelandic discourses of belonging in the Arctic within early 20th-century discourses.

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Possible Greenland: Can you, in fact, stop progress?

Possible Greenland: Can you, in fact, stop progress?

The travelling exhibition Possible Greenland has just closed its doors at Copenhagen’s Danish Architecture Centre. What do the contents of the exhibition say about risk, opportunity and optimism in the former Danish colony? Arctic Encounters’ Roskilde-based researcher Lars Jensen has some thoughts…

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Reflections on Arctic Frontiers 2014

Reflections on Arctic Frontiers 2014

Last week Tromsø hosted the Arctic Frontiers 2014 conference, a six-day mega-event on development in the region which has been called the ‘Davos of Arctic gatherings’. Leeds University PhD student William Davies attended and gives us the scoop.

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The Arctic is heating up Copenhagen

The Arctic is heating up Copenhagen

In recent months, the Danish capital has been the site of a gaggle of public, Arctic-related showcases, including no fewer than three exhibitions and a theatre performance at The Royal Danish Theatre. So, what is the fuss all about?

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