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Arctic Visible: Picturing Indigenous Communities in the Nineteenth-Century Western Arctic

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 839477

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 August 2019

  • End date

    31 July 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 203 852,16

  • EU contribution

    € 203 852,16

Coordinated by:

UMEA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

Project description

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Picturing indigenous communities in the Arctic

Historic Arctic expeditions are frequently associated with heroism and the battle of ‘Man against Nature’ in a hostile, icy environment. But for the indigenous people (whose assistance was crucial to expeditions) this region was, and is, home. The EU-funded ARCVIS project will present the peopled western Arctic (Alaska, Canada, Greenland) by exploring travel sketches, paintings, photographs, and prints depicting local communities between 1800 and 1900. Visual material will be exhibited using an online, open-access geodatabase that links pictures to places, making archival content accessible, contextualised and relevant for communities in the Arctic, as well as researchers, teachers and the wider public. The goal is to highlight important aspects of the region’s rich cultural history and heritage.

Coordinator

UMEA UNIVERSITET

Address

Universitetomradet
901 87 Umea

Sweden

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 203 852,16

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 839477

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 August 2019

  • End date

    31 July 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 203 852,16

  • EU contribution

    € 203 852,16

Coordinated by:

UMEA UNIVERSITET

Sweden