Blog Archive: Tourism

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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Reykjavik lunchtime seminar on Arctic tourism and identity

Reykjavik lunchtime seminar on Arctic tourism and identity

The Centre for Arctic Policy Studies (University of Iceland) and UiT The Arctic University of Norway are putting on a special lunchtime seminar on tourism and identity in the Arctic. The event will take place Thursday 10 April from 11:00 – 13:00 at the University of Iceland’s Oddi building, Room 101.

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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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Jokkmokk

Jokkmokk

Arctic Encounters is about the relationship between images of the Arctic and Arctic practices, so Britt and Simone decided to take the reindeer by the antlers and travel to the Jokkmokk annual Sami market. Here they’ve penned some of their thoughts…

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What can a ‘green fjord’ look like?

What can a ‘green fjord’ look like?

Some insights from the international environmental conference in Geiranger, a UNESCO-listed fjord town, where various visions and possibilities for eco-tourism have been explored.

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‘A different reality’ — but for whom? Tourists, whales and Northern Norway’s Klondike industry

‘A different reality’ — but for whom? Tourists, whales and Northern Norway’s Klondike industry

This past weekend, Arctic Encounters’ Norwegian researchers, Britt and Berit, took to the waters off the cost of Tromsø on the hunt for whale(watchers).

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Tourism, activism and the Ant/arctic: Two intriguing tales for the festive season

Tourism, activism and the Ant/arctic: Two intriguing tales for the festive season

The Arctic and the Antarctic, never far from the media spotlight whatever the time of year, both surpassed themselves in generating headlines over the 2013-14 festive season thanks to the so-called ‘Arctic 30’ and the chartered Russian icebreaker Akademik Shokalskiy.

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The Anthropocene Arctic

The Anthropocene Arctic

Across multiple discourses, the Arctic is presented more and more as the emblem of the Anthropocene. What is the role that tourism is playing in the unintended consequences of anthropogenic change? If the Anthropocene is a designation that brings primary responsibility for environmental change to humans, how can this be reconciled with increasing tourism and travel in the Arctic?

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Arctic Encounters team convening panel at ICASS

Arctic Encounters team convening panel at ICASS

The Roskilde-based research team is convening a panel on their Greenland-based research at the International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS) VIII in British Columbia in 2014.

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