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North Atlantic Triennial: Down North - The Real and the Imagined

North Atlantic Triennial: Down North – The Real and the Imagined

Using historical maps and contemporary artworks from The North Atlantic Triennial, this FREE webinar will explore tensions between the concepts of the “real” and the “imagined” as it relates to landscapes and artistic practices of the North Atlantic and Arctic.   Joining us for this panel discussion is Dr. Libby Bischof, Executive Director of the …

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Communicating Climate

June 23, 2021 Join us for a panel discussion featuring Dr. Jacquelyn Gill, paleoecologist and Assistant Professor of climate science at the University of Maine, and Jill Pelto, a visual artist and a science communicator. In this panel, each presenter will share how they’ve approached the often elusive task of effectively communicating climate change to …

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Patterns + Currents: Looking to Beringian Ecologies

November 30, 2020 Join us for two presentations that examine Beringia and Alaska as a contextual framework to explore the dynamic relationships between humans, cetaceans, oceans, and landscapes within the slippery milieu of icy geographies. View the Video Presenters

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Unsettled Archives: Museum Interventions for Shifting Perspectives

October 7, 2020 Join us for two presentations that examine how museums and cultural institutions in Greenland and Maine are revisiting their permanent collections to begin new dialogues and experiences that address processes of decolonization, representation and ethics. Dr. Darren Ranco, Professor of Anthropology and Chair of Native American Programs at the University of Maine, …

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Northern Imaginaries

July 28, 2020 Join us for two presentations that examine how the North—variously conceived as the Arctic, Canada, and even upstate New York and northern New England—was a “topography of the imagination”: visually stunning and emotionally powerful but also marked with personal and cultural values. Dr. Donna Cassidy presents a talk that suggests the dual, …

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