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Interview: Geoff York – Polar Bears International

Interview: Geoff York – Polar Bears International

Posted on 23 July 2020 by Charlotte Gehrke

In late April, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Geoff York (in front of our respective computer screens) to talk about the state of polar bear conservation and […]

Review: One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk

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 […]

Conjuring Matthew Henson: African-American Polar Explorer

Conjuring Matthew Henson: African-American Polar Explorer

Posted on 9 June 2020 by Charlotte Gehrke

By Carole Boston Weatherford When I was growing up in Baltimore, my father taught at Frederick Douglass High School, his alma mater and for years one of only two local […]

Hooked on the Arctic

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 […]

Studies from Siberia

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 […]

Telling Your Science Story

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 […]

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 […]

The Idea of North and His Dark Materials

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 […]

Narrating the Poles

Narrating the Poles

Posted on 6 November 2019 by Charlotte Gehrke

By Henry Páll Wulff, Chris Marquardt & Mario Acquarone Curiously Polar is a weekly podcast about all things very north and very south. It wasinitially kicked off by professional photographer, author […]

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 […]