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The Malaurie Institute of Arctic Research - Monaco
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Arctic Studies are a fast-growing field that increasingly draws media and public attention due to global warming and climate change.
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“Gateway to the Arctic” is an interdisciplinary forum for encounters of master students and early-stage researchers from different disciplines.

Jean Malaurie

French cultural anthropologist, explorer, geographer, geomorphologist, and writer.

Quote Jean Malaurie: “Cultural diversity is a scientific reality which we must protect as much as possible, just like biodiversity. Otherwise, all of us in those megacities that keep on growing will become a people of ants, manipulated by words and images.”

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Jean Malaurie
Inuit sled dogs in the arctic


MIARC actively participates in various projects at national, bilateral and international level.

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Find here programmes of previous events, as well as other relevant documents.

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Collection of old historic books


Alexandre Delangle (MIARC) receives Fulbright grant

19 September 2023

Alexandre Delangle has been awarded a Fulbright grant to pursue research for his thesis at Dartmouth within the Institute of Arctic Studies/John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding.

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New MIARC project: cartography of Arctic collections in France and Monaco

11 September 2023

The MIARC team has prepared a bilingual interactive map (French/English) that is dedicated to the many and various institutions exhibiting Arctic collections in France and Monaco. 

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International workshop "Reindeer Stories" held in Inari

28 August 2023

The Sámi Education Institute and the Malaurie Institute of Arctic Research Monaco-UVSQ (MIARC) organised an international workshop entitled “Reindeer stories” in Inari, August 20, 2023, within the framework of UArctic’s thematic network ARCH (Arctic Cultures and History).

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