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
Kampen om Grønland i Biffen Aalborg
Lill Rastad Bjørst fra CIRCLA holder 18. marts 2020 oplæg i forbindelse med visningen af filmen 'KAMPEN OM GRØNLAND' i Biffen Nordkraft i Aalborg.
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.
16.04.2020 at 14.00 PM - 16.00 PM
Invitation to Arctic Politics Seminar – April 16, 2020
Research seminar with Lill Rastad Bjørst. All interested scholars are welcome! Venue: University of Copenhagen, Centre for Health and Society.
25.05.2020 at 14.00 PM - 14.16 PM
Invitation to Artic Politics Seminar, May 28, 2020
Research seminar with Ulrik Pram Gad and Elana Wilson Rowe. All interested scholars are welcome! Venue: Aalborg University, Copenhagen.
19.08.2020 at 14.00 PM - 16.00 PM
Invitation to Arctic Politics Seminar - August 19, 2020
Research seminar with Carina Ren, Mette Simonsen Abildgaard, Kirsten Thisted and Anne Merrild. All interested scholars are welcome! Venue: Aalborg University, Copenhagen.
07.01.2021 at 00.00 AM - 08.01.2021 at 00.00 AM
Conference: greenland - denmark 1721 - 2021
CIRCLA/AAU Arctic invites panel sessions and papers presenting and discussing analyses from across the human and social sciences for a conference on ‘GREENLAND-DENMARK 1721+300=2021’.