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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 […]

Revisiting Arctic History

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 […]

The ’Greenland card’ – Arctic Colonialism in the Cold War Era

The ’Greenland card’ – Arctic Colonialism in the Cold War Era

Posted on 7 January 2020 by Charlotte Gehrke

By Iben Bjørnsson The Second World War had significant consequences for Greenland. Greenland was cut off from her colonial metropole and, for the first time in several hundred years, the […]

Peter Freuchen – the colonial adventurer and his legacy

Peter Freuchen – the colonial adventurer and his legacy

Posted on 22 October 2019 by Charlotte Gehrke

By Iben Bjørnsson In Denmark, there is a chapter of The Adventurers’ Club, an early 20th Century gathering of male ‘explorers’ who travelled the world. One might think that such a […]

Polar bear microbiota in a changing world

Polar bear microbiota in a changing world

Posted on 20 August 2019 by Charlotte Gehrke

By Sophie Watson As one of the most ice-dependent Arctic marine mammals, polar bears (Ursus maritimus) are an iconic species of climate change. The media is peppered with evidence of […]

Recent Developments in Arctic Maritime Constabulary Forces: Canadian and Norwegian Perspectives

Recent Developments in Arctic Maritime Constabulary Forces: Canadian and Norwegian Perspectives

Posted on 13 June 2019 by Charlotte Gehrke

By Timothy Choi Within ongoing discussions on the state of Arctic geopolitics and prospects for continued interstate cooperation, a prominent variable has been the changes in Arctic states’ respective military […]

Marine Mammals in the Military

Marine Mammals in the Military

Posted on 5 June 2019 by Charlotte Gehrke

By Charlotte Gehrke In April 2019, a beluga whale wearing a harness with a label reading ‘Equipment St. Petersberg’ was repeatedly spotted in Norwegian waters. This headline appeared only a few […]