1 Aug 2021 - 31 Oct 2021 All day Online


The ‘Travels of the Artic’ online exhibition curated by Dr Anna Gielas (University of Cambridge), launches on gloknos’ website on 1 August 2021.

Dr Anna Gielas is an Associate Member of gloknos and a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual European Fellow at the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge, where she investigates discourses on the Arctic in scientific periodicals during the long nineteenth century. She is particularly interested in understanding how different/changing editorial contexts (including editorial interests and value systems) shaped the Arctic as a scientific object. Pursuing a geographically broad understanding of print artefacts and scientific materiality, her research project includes European and non-European countries.

As part of her MSCA project, she also works with editorial offices of today’s scientific journals on Arctic research, endeavouring to make present-day scientific communication on the north-polar region more robust.

Furthermore, as an Associate at the Centre of Governance and Human Rights, she conducts research on the long-term effects of the humanitarian crisis of roughly 800,000 seafarers who have been stranded due to COVID-19 safety regulations of governments around the globe, facing difficulties embarking and disembarking ships as well as returning to their home countries. This project combines her central interests as a political scientist, namely Human Rights and Maritime Security.

The exhibition will be accessible beyond 31 October 2021 via the gloknos page and gloknos website.

Enter the Exhibition


Trailer credits and acknowledgements:
  1. Opening patchwork images – Types de la Russie du Nord 1 (Moscow). Postcard. Reproduced courtesy of Dr Marisa Karyl Franz. – ‘In the middle of the Ocean’. Postcard. Reproduced courtesy of Dr Marisa Karyl Franz. – Podróż do Bieguna Północnego’, Magazyn Powszechny. Użytecznych Wiadomości, 1835. Map. Reproduced courtesy of Muzeum Narodowe w Krakowie, Poland. – ‘Winter cold surface’ by Goumbik, via Pixabay. – ‘Ice snow background’ by Visualityswiss, via Pixabay.
  2. ‘Tilt up aerial shot of a snowy cliff’ by Yaroslav Shuraev via Pexels.
  3. ‘Lagoon glacier Iceland landscape’ by kastaniubrunn, via Pixabay.
  4. ‘Land of Nicholas II’, Ogoniok, number 41, 13(26), October 1913. Courtesy of Victor Yudichev.
  5. ‘Drone shot of an abandoned ship’ by Yaroslav Shuraev via Pexels.
  6. Figure 1. John Ross, ‘Passage through the ice’, taken from: A Voyage of Discovery, 1819. Reproduced courtesy of the British Library.
  7. Caricature of Cruikshank ‘Landing the Treasure’. Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).
  8. ‘Looking among files’ by Tima Miroshnichenko via Pexels.
  9. Russian postcard reproduced courtesy of Dr Marisa Karyl Franz.
  10. Jules Verne: Kaptan Hatras’ın Sergüzeşti, Alem Press, 1308 (1891). Reproduced courtesy of the İ.B.B. Atatürk Kitaplığı, Istanbul, Turkey.
  11. ‘An aerial footage of drift ice’ by Braeson Holland via Pexels.
  12. ‘A polar bear is devouring its prey, a seal, on an ice floe in the Arctic sea while three arctic foxes watch eagerly from an adjacent ice floe.’ Colour line block. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark.
  13. Şehbal 15 Teşrin-i Evvel 1325, 28 October 1909. Reproduced courtesy of the Atatürk Kitaplığı, Turkey.
  14. ‘Aerial shot of a frozen river’ by Mikhail Nilov via Pexels.
  15. Logos of gloknos and CRASSH.
  16. Music: ‘Wavebreaker’ by enmorgenstern via Pixabay


gloknos is initially funded for 5 years by the European Research Council through a Consolidator Grant awarded to Dr Inanna Hamati-Ataya for her project ARTEFACT (2017-2022). ARTEFACT is funded by the European Research Council under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (ERC grant agreement no. 724451). For information about gloknos or ARTEFACT please contact the administrator in the first instance.

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