The North Theme

Aims to expand research within northern circumpolar regions, as defined by climatic, environmental, historical, geopolitical and cultural conditions.

Answer key questions by sponsoring four major programmes of interdisciplinary research.

Facing east and west, the geographical location of the University of Aberdeen, allows unique strengths in fields ranging from geosciences and environmental biology to archaeology, anthropology and Scandinavian studies....

Recent fieldwork in Alaska resulted in films showing Quinhagak Dance Group at the opening of their new Nunalleq village cultural centre.  As part of a local school Education Pack by lead artist, Alice Watterson with narration from Larissa and Lonny Strunk of Quinhagak and Chuna McIntyre of Eek. Special thanks to Crystal Carter, the Quinhagak Dance Group and archaeologists A Day in the Life of an Archaeologist.




Essential Links


The Far North
Frozen Stars, Shifting Ice and the Silence Beyond explores the Idea of The Far North in contemporary art, historical artefacts and written words
Nunalleq seal mask
Anna Mossolova excavated seal mask c. 1570 reused as post mould after being used as dance mask. Many other masks found were connected to structural elements (boardwalks and walls) possibly serving symbolic and protective functions.