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Seasonal Geopolitics of the North Pole

In the Library

Seasonal Geopolitics of the North Pole

Posted on 19 December 2022 by Charlotte Gehrke

By Ingrid Medby and Justin Barnes The holiday season is upon us, and children all over the world have been sending their wishes to the north, hoping for a visit […]

In the Field

The Polaris expedition and the problem of bias in Arctic exploration history

Posted on 21 November 2022 by Charlotte Gehrke

By Nanna Kaalund In April 1873, the whaling ship Tigress discovered twenty people drifting on an ice floe off the coast of Newfoundland. Those rescued were crewmembers from the Polaris […]

In the Field

Beaches, bugs and plastic in Arctic Canada

Posted on 15 September 2022 by Charlotte Gehrke

by Huw Griffiths, Cath Waller and Steve Roberts The Arctic is undergoing dramatic changes, including unprecedented decline in sea ice and rising temperatures. These changes are likely to have significant […]

In the Library

Cold and Fuzzy: Coca-Cola’s First Polar Bear

Posted on 6 September 2022 by Charlotte Gehrke

by Ivana Dizdar This year marks the centennial of the polar bear’s first appearance in a Coca-Cola advertisement. In a French print ad from 1922, a polar bear shares a […]

 
Whose Iceberg Sank the Titanic?

Whose Iceberg Sank the Titanic?

Posted on 20 June 2022 by Charlotte Gehrke

by Corine Wood-Donnelly Have you ever wondered what country could be liable for the sinking of the Titanic if iceberg sovereignty was an established principle under international law? The sinking […]

“But what was there to Draw? Isn’t it all just Ice?” – Visual Culture and Arctic Voyages

“But what was there to Draw? Isn’t it all just Ice?” – Visual Culture and Arctic Voyages

Posted on 31 May 2022 by Charlotte Gehrke

By Eavan O’Dochartaigh In the winter of 1852, Walter William May was industriously engaged in several visual projects. Amongst other things, he was painting theatrical scenery, drawing comic illustrations for […]

Film Review: Against the Ice

Film Review: Against the Ice

Posted on 15 May 2022 by Charlotte Gehrke

By Max Modell Man and dog, a love story that spans across time. Few things are as comforting as having a dog by your side, a protector and a best […]

Interspecies Ethics of Care in Arctic Geopolitics

Interspecies Ethics of Care in Arctic Geopolitics

Posted on 7 April 2022 by Charlotte Gehrke

By Anna Soer The Arctic Council, established in 1996, posits sustainability as a core principle around which policies and practices are constructed. Sustainability is not only a matter of environmental […]

Interview with Sarah Betcher on her film Ice Edge – The Ikaaġvik Sikukun Story

Interview with Sarah Betcher on her film Ice Edge – The Ikaaġvik Sikukun Story

Posted on 28 February 2022 by Charlotte Gehrke

The film Ice Edge centers around the Ikaaġvik Sikukun research project in Kotzebue, Alaska that connects the community with scientists to understand sea ice change in Kotzebue Sound. Under guidance […]

The Slide Show That Changed History: An Overview of ‘Defending the Arctic Refuge’

The Slide Show That Changed History: An Overview of ‘Defending the Arctic Refuge’

Posted on 22 October 2021 by Charlotte Gehrke

By Finis Dunaway Defending the Arctic Refuge is not the book I set out to write. When I began this project, I wanted to understand how the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge […]