As the world’s northernmost university, UIT has a strong research focus on the Arctic and the North, along with emphasis on global perspectives, indigenous studies, peace studies and comparative studies between North and South.The Dept. of Culture and Literature, responsible for literature, art and document studies within the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, hosts the Border Poetics research group, for the investigation of bordering processes and literary strategies, responsible from 2004 onwards for symposia, courses, web resources, 3 post-docs and a doctoral fellow. At UIT the Border Poetics group cooperates with the Citizenship, Encounters and Place Enactment in the North (CEPIN) research school, the departments for History and for Visual Culture, the Centre for Peace Studies and the Barents Institute (in Kirkenes).


People in charge of the project:

Johan Schimanski, mailto 
Stephen Wolfe, mailto 
Holger Pötzsch, mailto 

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