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.
Applications are currently being accepted for the third journey of Dark Ecology, a collaborative experience between artists, curators, philosophers, composers, researchers and writers.
A special collaboration between Arctic Encounters and the Leeds International Film Festival brings a series of 20 Arctic films to Leeds this November.
Arctic Encounters is organising a one-day workshop in travel photography in Copenhagen for anyone interested in learning to improve their photo skills.
Arctic Encounters will hold its second international conference, New Narratives of the Postcolonial Arctic, at Roskilde University from 27-29 May, 2015.
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.
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.
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.
Alaric Hall will be giving a talk about ‘Medievalism, Terrorism, and the New Mosque in Reykjavík’ at the University of Leeds School of English.
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
As part of the SATW Reykjavik convention, Arctic Encounters has organised a roundtable discussion about the role of sustainability and ethics in Arctic tourism.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.