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Iqualit, City of Sovereignties

Monday 16th March

6pm, Room 214, New Academic Building, LSE


With Professor Rob Shields

(Sociology/Art and Design, University of Alberta)


How is a city on Baffin Island, an arctic capital even, changing Arctic sovereignties? Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut, in Canada's high Arctic, is a point of contact between traditional circumpolar Inuit mobilities and newer global flows and knowledge constructions.

This talk considers the emergence and impact of Iqaluit as a cultural and political centre for notions of sovereignty and metropolitan visions of the Arctic as a white wilderness.


Discussant: Alan Latham (Geography, UCL)

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