The Centre for Innovation and Research in Culture and Living in the Arctic (CIRCLA) is a research group based at the Department of Culture and Global Studies.
CIRCLA - Centre for Innovation and Research in Culture and Living in the Arctic
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CIRCLA's geographical area of interest is the Circumpolar North (including Greenland, Nordic Region/Countries; Canada, Alaska and Russia, the North Atlantic and the Polar Sea). The field of interest is broadly defined as Arctic Studies, but particular attention is given to research in the human sciences within the areas of social, cultural and political analysis, discourse, communication, post-colonial governance, culture-driven innovation, and sustainable development (including tourism and management of natural and cultural heritage). Additionally, we prioritize research with a focus on the Arctic and its relationship with other parts of the world – e.g. EU, Asia, Russia, and the United States.
CIRCLA contributes with new problem-based research that discusses the real-life problems which Arctic communities are facing today. Thus, understanding and studying Arctic developments in dialogue, collaboration and exchange with local communities is of the essence.
News and other activities
Free association: Hvad skal det kunne og hvad 'koster' det?
Mikkel Underlin Østergaard er ny-udklækket kandidat fra Aalborg Universitet med speciale i Arktiske Studier. I sit speciale skrev Mikkel om Grønlands selvstændighed og muligheder i free association. Her blev fem free association ordninger undersøgt sammen med grønlandske og danske udsagn om free association og selvstændighed i Grønland.
Book Launch: Greenland and the International Politics of a Changing Arctic
With increased geopolitical importance and independent foreign policy ambition, Greenland is making its mark on the Arctic. Still, the international politics of the Arctic is changing.