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Indigenous Film and Media on Global Warming in the Circumpolar North

February 17, 2016IASCollaboratives, Events0

Epistemologies of Ice: Indigenous Film and Media on Global Warming in the Circumpolar North

Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at 12:00pm
710 Social Sciences

Free and open to the public

This talk will present findings from an on-going book project on film cultures and media in an age of global warming and climate change and will include samples from Sapmi (Northern Scandinavia), Greenland and Nunavut.

Anna Westerståhl Stenport is Professor of Scandinavian Studies, Conrad Humanities Scholar, Director of the European Union Center, and a Faculty Liaison for INSPIRE (Illinois-Sweden Program in Educational and Research Exchange). Stenport’s scholarship focuses on cinema, literature, theater, media, and popular culture, with a particular emphasis on Arctic, European, and Nordic studies. She is one of the architects of the interdisciplinary program ‘Environment and Society in a Changing Arctic,’ taught jointly with KTH in Stockholm and at a range of field sites in the Arctic.

Scott MacKenzie is Professor of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. His most recent research addresses global Arctic moving images cultures; film manifestos; process and handmade films; national and transnational identity in global cinemas; re-imagining Hollywood cinemas; and Situationist practice and moving image activism. He recently co-edited, with Anna Westerståhl Stenport, Films on Ice: Cinemas of the Arctic (Edinburgh University Press, 2015), which is the first book to address the vast diversity of Northern circumpolar cinemas from a transnational perspective.

Cosponsored by the IAS Environmental Humanities collaborative, the Center for German and European Studies, and the Department of German, Scandinavian, and Dutch.

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