Project Spotlight

  • Upcoming Conference: New Narratives of the Postcolonial Arctic (27-29 May, 2015)
    Post date: Tue, 14/04/2015 - 20:35

    Arctic Encounters will hold its second international conference, New Narratives of the Postcolonial Arctic, at Roskilde University from May 27-29, 2015. The call for papers (with a deadline of 15 Feb, 2015) is below; it can also be downloaded here as a PDF

  • Report: The Postcolonial Arctic Conference
    Post date: Tue, 14/04/2015 - 20:32

    The Postcolonial Arctic conference held at the University of Leeds in early June was important not merely in terms of offering direction for the 26 early career researchers who presented their work, but also for those of us conducting research as part of the Arctic Encounters project. A postcolonial presence reflects back on how the Arctic has been encountered by many types of travellers, researchers and explorers. Still, we can no longer speak about the Arctic without taking into consideration the humans who live here.

  • Report: Inntravel Discovery Day
    Post date: Tue, 14/04/2015 - 20:30

    On December 6th, Arctic Encounters’ partner Inntravel held a Discovery Day at the Harrogate International Centre in North Yorkshire. Hoteliers and suppliers from around the world who work with Inntravel brought their local wares to Harrogate to share with clients – a collection of both old friends and new ones. It was a lively day, with fabulous food products being tasted, lots of wine and chat, and a friendly atmosphere.

  • Report: One-day workshop in travel writing
    Post date: Tue, 14/04/2015 - 11:08

    For anyone who has ever wondered how to break into the field of travel writing, Arctic Encounters organised an intensive one-day, practice-based day bringing together leading authors, editors, journalists and publishers to discuss what being a travel writer today is all about. 

  • One-day workshop in travel writing
    Post date: Tue, 18/02/2014 - 15:26

    For anyone who has ever wondered how to break into the field of travel writing, Arctic Encounters is organising an intensive one-day, practice-based event. The day will bring together leading authors, editors, journalists and publishers to discuss what being a travel writer today is all about. The talks will cover how to actually start writing and get published, how to pitch editors and target specific publications, and how to navigate the changing media landscape of journalism and publishing today.

  • Call for Papers: The Postcolonial Arctic Conference (Leeds, UK), deadline 28 February
    Post date: Tue, 18/02/2014 - 04:33

    The Call for Papers is open for The Postcolonial Arctic, a two-day conference in Leeds sponsored by Arctic Encounters that seeks to apply postcolonial theories and methods to the European Arctic. The conference thus makes the case for a ‘postcolonial Arctic’ in which locally articulated desires to decolonise the region are seen in both ecological and cultural-political terms.

  • The Postcolonial Arctic Conference
    Post date: Mon, 17/02/2014 - 19:47

    This two-day conference, aimed primarily––though not exclusively––at postgraduate and early-career scholars, seeks to engage postcolonial theories and methods as they are applied to the European Arctic, thereby making the case for a ‘postcolonial Arctic’ in which locally articulated desires to decolonise the region are seen in both ecological and cultural-political terms.