Organisation of the Project
The team is undertaking unprecedented comparative and trans-national research across Europe, North America and the Arctic. ARCTIC CULT connects research in cultural history with museum curation, focusing on a diverse range of materials (such as historical archives, maps, images and ethnographic objects). These are pursued through four specific cases each addressed by a post-doctoral member of team. Each case pursues a different element of the overall project goals.
The ARCTIC CULT project runs from October 2017 until September 2024 and has a budget of nearly €2million. The project team all have office space in the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge.
Through the research, the project is developing connections between archives and museums and helping train a new generation of students of Arctic Cultures. The project will produce a number of articles and books for scholarly audiences. In addition to this, ARCTIC CULT will create a website, an exhibition, a major international conference, a series of workshops and seminars and events for the interested public.