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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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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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Post(ed): Novelist Martha Baillie's unconventional storytelling/writing process

Post(ed): Novelist Martha Baillie's unconventional storytelling/writing process

Canadian writer Martha Baillie gave the closing keynote to the Arctic Encounters New Narratives of the Postcolonial Arctic conference in Copenhagen. Here, we take a peek at the innovative storytelling from her recent novel, The Search for Heinrich Schlögel.

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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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New Narratives of the Postcolonial Arctic underway

New Narratives of the Postcolonial Arctic underway

It has been over half a year since the New Narratives of the Postcolonial Arctic took place and commemoration in connection with such events are a rarity and seldom the topic of a blog. The Roskilde University/Nordatlantens Brygge in Copenhagen conference on the postcolonial Arctic was a launching pad, however, for a number of initiatives marking the next phase in the Arctic Encounters project.

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Arctic Cinema Week in Leeds

Arctic Cinema Week in Leeds

Beginning on 9 November, Arctic Encounters kicks off its collaboration with the Leeds International Film Festival on its groundbreaking programme of 20 Arctic films. The events begin with a full week of Arctic cinema held at the University of Leeds School of Music’s Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall.

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