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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Inntravel Discovery Day

Inntravel Discovery Day

This past week, Inntravel, a tour operator based in Yorkshire and one of Arctic Encounters’ partners, held their tri-annual 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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Online podcasts of Arctic Encounters Professional Development sessions

Online podcasts of Arctic Encounters Professional Development sessions

The three SATW Professional Development sessions organised by Arctic Encounters are now available for download as online podcasted recordings.

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From the Blog ...

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 and Berit Kristoffersens 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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Tourism in West Greenland: A tale of two towns

University of Leeds doctoral student Will Davies has written a guest blog post about the present and future of tourism in Ilulissat and Aasiaat, Greenland.

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Volcanoes, artists and culture, oh my!

Simone Abram and Roger Norum are attending the Society of American Travel Writers 2014 Convention in Reykjavik as roundtable speakers and presenters.

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Faroe Islands in The Scotsman

Simone Abram’s travel destination article about the Faroe Islands has come out in The Scotsman. Today, 18 September, seemed as good a day as any to publish a feature about a country which only recently held its successful referendum for independence – on 14 September, 1946.

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