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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Second CFP for New Narratives of the Postcolonial Arctic conference

Second CFP for New Narratives of the Postcolonial Arctic conference

Arctic Encounters announces the second call for papers for its international conference, New Narratives of the Postcolonial Arctic, to be held at Roskilde University from May 27-29, 2015.

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Inntravel Discovery Day

Inntravel Discovery Day

In early December 2014, Inntravel, a tour operator based in Yorkshire and one of Arctic Encounters’ partners, held their triennial Discovery Day, drawing clients, journalists, suppliers and stakeholders from around the country

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Call for papers for a panel on the ins and outs of the travel writing industry

Call for papers for a panel on the ins and outs of the travel writing industry

Arctic Encounters announces an upcoming panel about the various cultural and political (p)layers that make up the global travel writing industry – paper abstracts due 5 January.

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New Narratives of the Postcolonial Arctic conference

New Narratives of the Postcolonial Arctic conference

Arctic Encounters announces its second international conference, New Narratives of the Postcolonial Arctic, to be held at Roskilde University from May 27-29, 2015.

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The globality of Greenland’s political turmoil

The globality of Greenland’s political turmoil

The Greenlandic Premier, Aleqa Hammond’s recent demise is an invitation to revisit a number factors which condition political life in Greenland – from the domestic to the global.

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One from the archives: Podcast of Gísli Pálsson's Reykjavik talk on Hálldor Laxness

Listen to Gísli Pálsson’s 2014 Reykjavik lecture on the role of fiction, faction and the absurd in the work of Nobel Prize winner and Icelandic national hero Hálldor Laxness.

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An Almost Arctic Experience

Simone Abram makes a new-year’s visit to Finse, the highest point on the railway line between Bergen and Oslo.

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Bearly the Arctic: Iceland as a Gateway Destination

Michael Leonard writes about the idea and reality of Iceland as a gateway destination

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The journey of Darkness

Arctic Encounters will over the next three years merge with Dark Ecology through various exhibitions, exports and travel events. Read Britt Kramvig’s and Berit Kristoffersen’s fieldnotes from the first journey.

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Leg(g)o my Eg(g)o?

Graham Huggan deconstructs Lego simulacra of the touristed world and explores Lego’s disinvestment from Shell, casting the fetishised Arctic into relief.

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