Arctic Encounters:
Contemporary Travel/Writing
in the European High North

Arctic Encounters is a groundbreaking university research project investigating the increasingly important role of tourism in the European Arctic. Funded by HERA until 2016, the project engages international scholars across the humanities and social sciences researching travel practices as well as its textual and visual representations.

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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

It has been nearly six months 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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Arctic Minutes: Enter the Arctic Encounters Very Short Film Competition!

Arctic Minutes: Enter the Arctic Encounters Very Short Film Competition!

Arctic Encounters and the Leeds International Film Festival have launched a very short film competition with a simple challenge: Make a film about the Arctic in one minute or less, But the deadline is 11 September, so get filming!

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Copenhagen Workshop: The Basics of Travel Photography

Copenhagen Workshop: The Basics of Travel Photography

Arctic Encounters is organising a one-day workshop (Saturday, 30 May in Copenhagen) in travel photography for anyone interested in improving their photography skills or learning to take great pictures of destinations and people.

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From the Blog ...

Living Land - Below as Above

Arctic encounters co-commisioned Dark Ecology artist Margrethe Pettersen. Read the dialogue between Kramvig & Pettersen.

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Gender and Arctic Encounters

Kirsten Hvenegård-Lassen writes about the newest issue of NORA, the Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, which engages with discourse on a range of postcolonial and indigenous feminisms.

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Cycling the Óshlíð road: The beaten track off-the-beaten track

Will Davies cycles through an abandoned stretch of tarmac in remote northwest Iceland, discussing some of the history and culture of the route.

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En Route to Greenland

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

On Friday, 29 May, Canadian writer Martha Baillie will give the closing keynote at the upcoming New Narratives of the Postcolonial Arctic conference in Denmark. Here, we take a peek at the innovative storytelling from her recent novel, The Search for Heinrich Schlögel.

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