Conference presentations, public lectures and NOW in the press – University of Copenhagen

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On November 23, 2016, Kirsten Hastrup presented a paper at Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Sociale, Collège de France, Paris: Vital Materials in the High Arctic: An analysis of Agentive Assemblages in a Hunting Community

On November 15, 2016, Kirsten Hastrup presented a paper at Institut d’Études Avancées, Paris: Thule as Frontier. Contested Resources in the High Arctic.

June 8 2016, Kirsten Hastrup presented Living Resources and Human Societies around The North Water in the Thule Area on Instituttets Dag, Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen. 

In May and June 2016, Janne Flora and Astrid O. Andersen held public meetings in Savissivik and Qaanaaq, in which the findings of the collaborative research initiative Piniariarneq were presented and discussed with inhabitants of the region. Read more about Piniariarneq.

May 19 2016, Janne Flora and Astrid O. Andersen gave a science talk at Knud Rasmussen Community Center at Thule Air Base in Northwest Greenland: Tracking Hunting Routes in Thule. 

April 28 2016, Kirsten Hastrup presented Thule på tidens rand: Antropologisk arbejde i et ubegribeligt landskab, to the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters.

April 26, Astrid O. Andersen presented the paper ‘Puzzling pieces and situated urgencies of climate change and capitalism in the High Arctic. Three stories from Qaanaaq’, at the workshop 'Climate Change and Capitalism: Inequality and Justice in an Overheated World', University of Oslo.

April 25, Kirsten Hastrup presented the paper ‘New Materials and Ancient Resources in the Thule Region: The Precarious life of High Arctic Hunters’, at the workshop 'Climate Change and Capitalism: Inequality and Justice in an Overheated World', University of Oslo.

In April 2016, Janne Flora and Astrid O. Andersen participated in an exhibition in the Ethnographic Exploratory (Dept. of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen), with material from fieldwork in the NOW area. 

"Hvaler på menukortet". Interview in the Greenlandic newspaper AG (uge 14) with Asta Mønsted, MSc student in archaeology working on the NOW-Project.

New article about The NOW-Project in the journal Polarfronten. Read "Oasen i isen".

March 29 2016, Kirsten Hastrup presented Thule as Frontier. Commons, Contested Resources, and Contact Zones in the Big North, to the workshop on the ’Making of Northern Ressource Frontiers: Scarcity, Abundance, Fertility and Extraction’, at the Centre for Advanced Studies at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

In January 2016, Bjarne Grønnow participated in the symposium “Arctic Crashes: Human, Climate and Habitat Agency in the Eastern Arctic and North Atlantic”, at the Arctic Studies Center, Dept. of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. 

Paper: Critical Transitions. Humans and Resources in High Arctic Greenland