Upcoming Events

 

Arctic Congress

29 May - 3 June 2024, Bodø (Norway)

The Arctic Congress Bodø 2024 will constitute a unique event that combines the International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS) XI, UArctic Congress 2024, and High North Dialogue 2024. Bringing three conferences together in Bodø – one of the 2024 European Cultural Capitals - will be an extraordinary showcase of Arctic cooperation.

The congress includes high-level plenary sessions, several parallel sessions, network activities, and social and cultural events. It is an excellent opportunity for researchers, policymakers, businesses, and students to exchange knowledge and meet and connect across the Arctic. IASSA and UArctic will also hold their General Assemblies.

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International conference "The Arctic in Eastern Europe. Knowledge, Perception and Communication in 18th-19th century"

8-11 May 2024, Toruń (Poland)

 
This interdisciplinary conference is co-organised by the Malaurie Institute for Arctic Research Monaco-UVSQ and the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń.
 
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International Colloquium "De nouveaux corpus littéraires dans le Nord et dans l’Arctique" (in French)

14-15 March 2024, Cégep de Sept-Iles (Québec, Canada).

The event is organised by UQAM, GRENOC, Cégep de Sept-Iles, UVSQ/Paris Saclay and CRILCQ). 

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10th "Gateway to the Arctic" Workshop

6-8 February 2024, Sudernes Science and Learning Centre (Iceland)

French-German workshop series for early stage researchers co-organised since 2011 by the German Polar Institute Alfred-Wegener (AWI) and the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. Organising team: Jan Borm (MIARC, UVSQ/Paris-Saclay), Klaus Grosfeld (REKLIM/AWI) and Renate Treffeisen (Klimabüro/AWI).

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Arctic Indigenous and local food traditions in the past

Session I at UVSQ, in Guyancourt, France, on January 25th, 2024 10am-1pm CET

Session II at Sudernes Science and Learning Centre, Iceland, on February 6th, 2024 10am-1pm UTC

Worksop developed by students from the Arctic Studies Master Program together with Jun.-Prof. Joanna Kodzik about historical sources concerning Indigenous and local food traditions experienced and told by European travelers, scholars, or missionaries from the 17th -19th centuries.

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Past Events 

 

"EUGLOH: Solutions for One Health Issues in Europe and the Arctic" side-event at ARCTIC FRONTIERS 

January 29, 2024, Tromsø (Norway)

The side-event "EUGLOH: Solutions for One Health Issues in Europe and the Arctic" is scheduled at Arctic Frontiers Monday January 29, 9am-10.30am. EUGLOH is the acronym of the European University Alliance for Global Health initiated by the University of Paris-Saclay that UVSQ is an associate member of. MIARC has been asked to organise this event to stage a discussion about One Health Issues and Solutions in the Arctic and Europe.

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An exhibition of Jean Malaurie’s pastels at UNESCO

18-25 January 2024, UNESCO Headquarters in Paris

The exhibition “Arctic Twilight” showing pastels by Jean Malaurie is organized by UNESCO in cooperation with MIARC and Galerie Orenda (Paris).

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Arctic Circle Assembly

19 - 22 October 2023, Reykjavík (Iceland)

The Arctic Circle Assembly is the largest annual international gathering on the Arctic, attended by more than 2000 participants from over 60 countries.

The Assembly is held every October in Reykjavík. 

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Workshop on Museum Objects: Collecting, Constructing, and Comprehending “Norden”

19 - 20 October, Copenhagen (Denmark)

The event is organized by the Nordic research group Collecting Norden (University of Oslo and Oslo Metropolitan University) and the  Centre for Business History (Copenhagen Business School).

It will gather researchers from various institutions: University of Oslo, Oslo Metropolitan University, Copenhagen Business School, University of Gothenburg, Edinburgh Napier University, Árni Magnússon Institute and MIARC, in the person of Jun. Prof. Joanna Kodzik.

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Arctic Circle Assembly / pre-event : « The story of the Franklin expedition through the British eye », a lecture by Prof. Jan Borm.

18 October 2023, Reykjavík (Iceland)

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Exhibition "Arctic Twilight, Pastels by Jean Malaurie"

2 May - 30 June 2023, University of Greenland

This exhibition is the result of a collaboration between the University of Greenland (Ilisimatusarfik), Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, and the Malaurie Institute of Arctic Research, Monaco-UVSQ.

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20 years of AWIPEV – The French-German Arctic Research Base

14 June 2023, French Embassy in Berlin

This event, hosted by the French Embassy, celebrates the 20-year anniversary of the joint French-German research base AWIPEV in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard. The station at 78.9°N is operated by Germany’s Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) and the French Polar Institute Paul-Émile Victor (IPEV).

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UARCTIC Assembly Meeting

22-26 May 2023, Université Laval (Canada)

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2023 Schefferus Conference

23 May 2023, UiT (Tromsø, Norway) and online.

Joanna Kodzik, Junior Professor at MIARC, is presenting a paper on the “Constructions of Lapland in German scholarly debates and travel writing - following Schefferus genealogy of knowledge”.

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Online Lecture: "History of Greenland’s climate from Moravian diaries (1733-1840) and representations of Aurora borealis in Europe (17th-19th centuries)" 

20 April, 14:00 - 17:30 CET 

Joanna Kodzik (MIARC) will deliver this lecture within the framework of the Doctoral School "Sciences de l'Environnement d'Ile de France" (Environmental Sciences of the Greater Paris Region).

More information on the doctoral school (in French)

 

Online Lecture: "Writing the Arctic - travel literature about the Far North: exploration, observation, representation"

5 April, 10:30-12:30 CET

Jan Borm (MIARC) will deliver this lecture within the framework of the Doctoral School "Sciences de l'Environnement d'Ile de France" (Environmental Sciences of the Greater Paris Region).

More information on the doctoral school (in French)

 

Guest Lecture on Knowledge about the Arctic in early modern Poland (in Polish)

27 March 2023, on-line

Joanna Kodzik, Junior Professor at MIARC, has been invited to give an on-line lecture entitled “Humans, Nature and the Climate: Interest in the Arctic in Poland in the 18th century“ by the Centre for Research on Climate Change and the Department of Literature, Culture and Media of the German Countries at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (Poland).

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International colloquium on travel writing in modern Europe

23-24 March 2023, Versailles (France)

The University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ) is organising an international colloquium on travel writing in modern Europe on 23 and 24 March 2023: "Penser et écrire le voyage en Europe du XVéme au XVIIIème siècle" (in French). 

The event will take place both on UVSQ's campus and on the grounds on the castle of Versailles, with the Malaurie Institute of Arctic Research Monaco - UVSQ as partner.  

Jan Borm (MIARC/UVSQ/Université Paris-Saclay) will deliver a presentation on "Représenter la Laponie en texte et images à l’époque des Lumières : A Tour
through Sweden, Swedish-Lapland, Finland and Denmark in a Series of Letters
de Matthew Consentt (1789)".

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Session dedicated to Paul Gaimard and La Recherche 

9 March 2023, Reykjavík (Iceland)

This session is part of the Annual Humanities Conference of the University of Iceland.

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Discussion on Paul Gaimard and his expeditions

9 March 2023, Reykjavík (Iceland)

Discover Paul Gaimard's polar expeditions with Árni Snævarr and Jan Borm at the Alliance Française.

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9th "Gateway to the Arctic" Workshop

13-17 February 2023, UVSQ (France)

Franco-German workshop series for early stage researchers co-organised since 2011 by the German Polar Institute Alfred-Wegener (AWI) and the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. Organising team: Jan Borm (MIARC, UVSQ/Paris-Saclay), Klaus Grosfeld (REKLIM/AWI) and Renate Treffeisen (Klimabüro/AWI).

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Exhibition of pastel paintings by Jean Malaurie at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

15 December 2022 - 24 January 2023

organised by the Oceanographic Museum in conjunction with the Malaurie Institute of Arctic Research – Monaco-UVSQ (MIARC) and the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ).

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Book Fair "Lire la nature" 

21 January 2023, Paris (France)

Meeting with Jan Borm (MIARC) and Philippe Charlier (Head of "Terre Humaine" collection at Plon publishing house): the life and career of Jean Malaurie. 

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UARCTIC Rectors' Meeting

12-13 January 2023, Monaco

organised by the Oceanographic Institute - Prince Albert I of Monaco Foundation and the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ) in collaboration with Prince Albert II Foundation.

Thematics: "Academic cooperation as a solution for achieving sustainable goals in a rapidly changing Arctic world"

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"Perceiving Arctic Change – Climate, Society, Sustainability" (PACCSS)

13 December 2022, Berlin (Germany)

Seminar of of the French-German Research School PACCSS. Organised by the German Polar Institute Alfred-Wegener (AWI) and UVSQ.

 

Outstanding Event "From Thule to MOSAiC - 75 years of French and German Arctic Research"

12 December 2022, Berlin (Germany)

organised by Dr Klaus Grosfeld, Dr Renate Treffeisen (both AWI / REKLIM), Prof Jan Borm (UVSQ-MIARC) and Vincent Cambay (French Embassy) at the French Embassy in Berlin.

Experts retraced 75 years of French and German Arctic research, paying tribute to Jean Malaurie, France’s most distinguished Arctic researcher, on the occasion of his 100th birthday.

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International Conference "Silence and Violence in the North"

30 November - 1 December 2022, Torshavn, Faroe Islands (Denmark) and online

organised by Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and University of the Faroe Islands.

Jan Borm presented a paper on "From sidereal silence to what is left unsaid in Jean Malaurie’s memoir
De la pierre à l’âme (From Stone to Soul, 2022)" 

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UARCTIC panel discussion at the Arctic Circle Assembly: “UARCTIC Response to Climate Change: New Perspectives in Research and Education”

13 - 16 October 2022, Reykjavík (Iceland)

organised by Jan Borm, UARCTIC, chair of Arctic Humanities, together with Hanne Christiansen, professor of Physical Geography at the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), Norway.   

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UARCTIC Chairs' meeting

12 October 2022, Reykjavik (Iceland)

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International Workshop “Pa pimatisiwin. En mouvement. Table ronde sur le territoire. L’autochtonie comparée des Amériques"

19 - 23 September, University of Quebec, Montreal (Canada) 

Jan Borm will participate in this event organised by Daniel Cartier (UQAM) and Véronique Basile Hébert (UQAM and UQTR).

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International Congress for Pietism Studies “Travel and Religion in the long 18th Century”  

28 - 31 August 2022, Martin-Luther-University, Halle-Wittenberg (Germany)

Joanna Kodzik presented a paper on constructions of the Arctic in Moravians' travel diaries to Greenland.

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International Conference "Iceland and the Faroe Islands Seen from Within and Without: Cross-cultural Perspectives, 17th -21st Century"

14 - 16 June 2022, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands (Denmark)

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NICH Artic Workshop

7 - 8 June 2022, Montreal (Canada) and online

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International conference "Using the North in Political Communication"

31 March - 1 April 2022, University of Strasbourg (France)

Joanna Kodzik presented a paper on Missionary Constructions of the Far North in the Official Communication of the Moravians in the 18th Century.

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Better World Fund Dubai Exhibition 2022

25 26 March 2022, Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

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Round-table: "Jean Malaurie : L’apprenti chaman" 

25 January 2022, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris (France)

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Watch the event on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrQN9FO7fms

 

UARCTIC Regional Rectors' Meeting

6 December 2022, UVSQ (France)

Watch a presentation on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9ZbBlbnWV0

 

International conference "Greenland Observed from Outside – Environment, Society and Culture: 17th - 19th centuries"

29 October 2021, online

organised by the Research Centre for historical travel writing at the State library of Eutin in Germany (Forschungsstelle zur historischen Reisekultur der Eutiner Landesbibliothek) and Université Paris-Saclay/UVSQ.

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8th "Gateway to the Arctic" Workshop

4 - 7 October 2021, Potsdam (Germany)

Franco-German workshop series for early stage researchers co-organised since 2011 by the German Polar Institute Alfred-Wegener (AWI), REKLIM and the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. Organising team: Jan Borm (MIARC, UVSQ/Paris-Saclay), Klaus Grosfeld (REKLIM/AWI) and Renate Treffeisen (Klimabüro/AWI).

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"Perceiving Arctic Change – Climate, Society, Sustainability" (PACCSS)

6 October 2021, Berlin (Germany)

Event organised by the German Polar Institute Alfred-Wegener (AWI) and the French Embassy.

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Watch the event on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMDnWbrUAu4

 

International Conference "Representations of the West Nordic Isles. Greenland - Iceland - Faroe Islands"

20 - 21 September 2019, Eutin (Germany)

organised by the Research Centre for historical travel writing at the State library of Eutin in Germany (Forschungsstelle zur historischen Reisekultur der Eutiner Landesbibliothek) and Université Paris-Saclay/ UVSQ.

 

"Perceiving Arctic Change – Climate, Society, Sustainability" (PACCSS)

24 October 2018, Berlin (Germany)

Official Side Event of Arctic Science Ministerial 2

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Watch the event on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-L9zVHQBjiE

 

 

 

 

 

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