Revisiting Arctic History

Posted on 22 September 2020 by Charlotte Gehrke

By Christian Drury In Britain, you are never far from the legacy of empire. The recent protests as part of the wider Black Lives Matter movement have highlighted systemic inequalities in British society and the role of the British empire and slavery in forming them. This includes the prevalence of monuments to empire and imperialists
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Review: One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk

Posted on 22 June 2020 by Charlotte Gehrke

By Max Modell A haunting story of yesterday, One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk is a wholly unique film. It demands that you lean in close, to pick up every detail, not just because of Inuktitut language and subtitles, but because so much happens non-verbally. From the shared looks and laughs of Piugattuk’s group to
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Hooked on the Arctic

Posted on 1 April 2020 by Charlotte Gehrke

By Irene Quaile Back in 2007, I was sitting in my office at Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle. I opened an intriguing email from Soundprint Media, a production company in the USA. They were proposing a joint funding application from recognised feature-makers in several countries to make a series of radio documentaries highlighting different aspects of polar research
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Studies from Siberia

Posted on 9 March 2020 by Charlotte Gehrke

By Sophie Watson As someone whose research lies in the heart of polar ecosystems, I’ve been lucky enough to visit some of the world’s remote and frozen regions. Nothing provokes me more than to see a landscape so merciless and yet so fragile –where the ticking of time seems so urgent. In February 2020 I
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Telling Your Science Story

Posted on 27 January 2020 by Charlotte Gehrke

By Euan Paterson, communications and media officer, Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) It was at a recent marine biology conference that a research colleague of mine had his science communications ‘Eureka moment’. It came during a session when the presenter confessed she was not a good communicator – because she was ‘a scientist’. My
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The Idea of North and His Dark Materials

Posted on 21 December 2019 by Charlotte Gehrke

By Ingrid Medby Far-away, forbidding, dangerous, and yet strangely alluring and beautiful: The Arctic has for centuries inspired southern imaginations. From medieval tales of monsters and magic, to Poe’s gothic horror, the idea of North is and has been a rich source for storytellers across time. And this autumn, the North has once again been
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