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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.
Conference 9 & 10 May 2024: The Arctic in Eastern and Central Europe: Knowledge, Perception and Communication in 17th - 19th century
CfA: PhD Scholarship in Arctic Humanities at MIARC, (University Paris-Saclay, France)
New Book: Representations of the West Nordic Isles: Greenland - Iceland - Faroe Island

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


New knowledge about the Arctic in Central and Eastern European sources

17 May 2024

On 9-10 May 2024 the international and interdisciplinary conference The Arctic in Eastern and Central Europe. Knowledge, Perception and Communication in 17th -19th century organised by MIARC and UMK took place at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń.

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The Arctic in Eastern and Central Europe: Knowledge, Perception and Communication in 17th -19th century

29 April 2024

Junior Full Professor Joanna Kodzik of MIARC is organising an international and interdisciplinary conference about the reception of knowledge from the Arctic in Eastern and Central Europe together with colleagues from the department of German Studies at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (UMK), together with Professor Włodzimierz Zientara and Dr. Anna Mikołajewska (both UMK) on 9-10 May 2024.

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Podcast about the symposium on new literary corpora - Jan Borm interviewed by Radio Canada Côte Nord

24 April 2024

On March 14-15, the Cégep of Sept-Iles in Quebec hosted an international symposium on new Nordic literary corpora co-organized by the research center Imaginaire/Nord of the University of Quebec in Montreal, the research center GRENOC of the Cégep and the Malaurie Institute of Arctic Research Monaco-UVSQ (MIARC) in Versailles, France.

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