CIRCLA - Centre for Innovation and Research in Culture and Living in the Arctic
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). Our field of interest is broadly defined as Arctic Studies, but particular priority 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 the management of the natural resources and cultural heritage. Additionally, we prioritize research with a focus on the Arctic and its relationship with other parts of the world – e.g. Europe, Asia, Russia, and North America. The Arctic is indeed a global region and it is important to be attentive to these transregional connections.
Researchers from CIRCLA are committed to developing strong conceptual, theoretical and methodological frameworks and approaches to attending to all themes. The combination of political sciences, philosophy, anthropology, Arctic studies, de-colonial and postcolonial studies, ethnology, and science and technology studies (STS) makes a strong group that contributes to Arctic research with solid and innovative scholarly engagement, and opens up for new alliances and collaborations with partners in and outside the Arctic region.
Our research currently falls within four broad themes
- Climate change and sustainable development in the Arctic
- Arctic politics and governance
- Coloniality and beyond
- Business development in the Arctic.
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.
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’.