Past Events (Archive)

Dark Ecology and Arctic Encounters Forum
15/06/16, Verdensteatret, Tromsø

On 15 June, Arctic Encounters researchers Britt Kramvig and Berit Kristoffersen will bring together artists, curators, philosophers and scientists for a one-day symposium in Tromsø focusing on the ecologies of landscapes, seascapes and objects in the Arctic.

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Dark Ecology: Third Journey
08/06/16, Northern Norway and Northern Russia

Applications are currently being accepted for the third journey of Dark Ecology, a collaborative experience between artists, curators, philosophers, composers, researchers and writers.

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Arctic Cinema Week
09/11/15, Clothworkers' Centenary Hall, University of Leeds

A special collaboration between Arctic Encounters and the Leeds International Film Festival brings a series of 20 Arctic films to Leeds this November.

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Travel Photography Workshop
30/05/15, VerdensKulturCentret, Copenhagen

Arctic Encounters is organising a one-day workshop in travel photography in Copenhagen for anyone interested in learning to improve their photo skills.

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New Narratives of the Postcolonial Arctic
27/05/15, Roskilde University, Denmark

Arctic Encounters will hold its second international conference, New Narratives of the Postcolonial Arctic, at Roskilde University from 27-29 May, 2015.

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Workshop in Tromsø on whalewatching practices!
25/11/14, FRAM-center in Tromsø

The workshop on Tuesday 25th of November is initiated by Arctic Encounters and Reason to Return researchers (Britt Kramvig and Berit Kristoffersen) and co-organized with their collaborators at Akuaplan-niva (Fredrik Broms and Martin Biuw) and professor in Arctic biology Audun Rikardsen at University of Tromsø.

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Panel on 'post-tourisms' at Romanian Anthropology conference
22/11/14, University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Arctic Encounters researchers are co-convening a panel on the range of ‘posts’ in global tourism today. The panel will be presented as part of the Romanian Society for Social and Cultural Anthropology’s annual conference.

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Arctic identities panel at Arctic Circle convention in Reykjavik this November
01/11/14, Thjodmenningarhusid, Reykjavik

Arctic Encounters is helping to organise a breakout session panel at Arctic Circle, a three-day convention in Iceland aimed at increasing participation in dialogue about the Arctic and strengthening international focus on the future of the Arctic.

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Alaric Hall giving talk about 'Medievalism, Terrorism, and the New Mosque in Reykjavík'
14/10/14, University of Leeds School of English

Alaric Hall will be giving a talk about ‘Medievalism, Terrorism, and the New Mosque in Reykjavík’ at the University of Leeds School of English.

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Gísli Pálsson lecture: Halldór Laxness on writing and traveling
18/09/14, Hilton Reykjavik Nordica

Gísli Pálsson will deliver a talk entitled The factual, the fictive and the fabulous: Halldór Laxness on writing and traveling at the Society of American Travel Writers convention in Reykjavik

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Arctic Encounters panel on sustainability and ethics in Arctic tourism
17/09/14, Hilton Reykjavik Nordica

As part of the SATW Reykjavik convention, Arctic Encounters has organised a roundtable discussion about the role of sustainability and ethics in Arctic tourism.

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Kristín Loftsdóttir to give talk on culture in Iceland post-crash
17/09/14, Hilton Reykjavik Nordica

University of Iceland Professor of Anthropology Kristín Loftsdóttir to present a talk entitled Not necessarily the best in the world: Culture in Iceland during boom and bust.

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Travel Writing Workshop
01/06/14, University of Leeds

This intensive, one-day event, entitled How to Become a Travel Writer, is for anyone who wants to learn how to break into the field of travel writing. It brings together leading published authors, journalists, editors and publishers to discuss what being a travel writer today is all about and talk about the business of hot to make it work.

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The Postcolonial Arctic
30/05/14, Leeds University, School of English

This two-day conference in Leeds seeks to apply postcolonial theories and methods to the European Arctic. The conference welcomes postgraduate and early-career scholars from across all disciplines, and theoretical and empirical angles. The Call for Papers for the conference has now closed.

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The Postcolonial Arctic Conference
30/05/13, Leeds Humanities Research Institute

This two-day conference in Leeds seeks to apply postcolonial theories and methods to the European Arctic. The conference welcomes postgraduate and early-career scholars from across all disciplines, theoretical and empirical angles. The Call for Papers is currently open; the deadline for 200-word abstracts is 28 February, 2014.

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One-day workshop: How to Become a Travel Writer
01/06/12, Leeds, UK

This intensive, one-day event is for anyone who wants to learn how to break into the field of travel writing. It brings together leading published authors, editors, publishers and photographers to discuss what being a travel writer today is all about, with seminars on how to start writing and get published, how to pitch editors and publications, and how to navigate the changing media landscape of journalism and publishing today.

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