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
Happy New Year Letter 2020
With this 'Happy New Year Letter', CIRCLA would like to take the opportunity to reflect on our accomplishments of 2019 and to look forward to the many exciting activities awaiting in 2020.
Thomas Rasmussen is a new guest researcher at CIRCLA
Thomas Rasmussen is a PhD candidate from the University of Oslo. In his PhD project he wants to uncover late 19th and early 20th century representations of Inuit and Greenland in Norwegian satirical magazines, newspapers and novels.