Deliverables

Conferences

2021 Topics in Circumpolar Archives, Folklore and Ethnography (CAFÉ). Paper presentation by Kristinn Schram and Alice Bower at the UArctic Congress, Reykjavík, May 15-18.

2020 Life With and Without Animals. Keynote by Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir & Mark Wilson at The second (Un)common Worlds conference at Derby University, November 7.

2020 Polar Bears out of Place: Stories of Humans and Other Animals. Panel and paper presentations by Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir, K. Schram & K. Kjartansdóttir, M. Dalberg, A. Bower & V. Ostimchuk, and moderator Mark Wilson, at Hugarflug, annual conference at the Iceland University of the Arts, Feburary 14,

2019 On Power and Letting Go. Snaebjörnsdóttir/Wilson artist’s talk for the Living Extinctions lecture programme at Goldsmiths College, London, November 19.

2019 Visitations: Polar Bears out of Place. Panel and paper presentations by Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson, K. Schram & J. Jónsson, Craig Perham and Aaron Leggett, and moderator Julie Decker. Arctic Circle Assembly, Reykjavík, 10 – 13 October, .

Publications

Kjartansdóttir, Katla and Schram, Kristinn. “Mobilizing the Arctic. Puffins and Polar Bears in Transnational Interplay.” In Loftsdóttir, K., Skaptadóttir, U. D. & Hafsteinsson, S. B. (eds). Mobility and Transnational Iceland: Current Transformations and Global Entanglements. Reykjavík: Háskólaútgáfan, 2020.

Snæbjörnsdóttir, Bryndís and Wilson, Mark. “Shooting the Messenger: no parallel, the impossible alien and an end to island life.” In Antennae, The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture, Spring 2020, pp 118 – 135.

Kjartansdóttir, Katla and Schram, Kristinn (eds.). Ritið 1/2020. Náttúruhvörf: samband fólks og dýra. Reykjavík: Hugvísindastofnun Háskóla Íslands.

Kjartansdóttir, Katla and Schram, Kristinn. “Mannskepnur og önnur dýr.” In Ritið 1, 2020, pp. 1-6.

Sigurjónsdóttir, Æsa. “Sjónarspil tegundanna: Hvalurinn í öllum sínum (líf) myndum.” In Ritið 1, 2020, pp. 7-47.

Kjartansdóttir, Katla and Schram, Kristinn. “”Fólk í feldklæðum”. Lundar og hvítabirnir á mannöld.” In Ritið 1, 2020, pp. 49-77.

Snæbjörnsdóttir, Bryndís and Wilson, Mark. “Bani boðberans. Rýnt í teikn hækkandi sjávarmáls.” In Ritið 1, 2020, pp. 171-181.

Kristinn Schram and Jón Jónsson. “Visitations: The Social and Cultural History of Polar Bear Narratives in Iceland and the North Atlantic.” In Owen T. Nevin, Ian Convery and Peter Davis (eds.), The Bear: Culture, Nature, Heritage. Woodbridge, UK: Boydell & Brewer, 2019.

Snæbjörnsdóttir, Bryndís and Wilson, Mark. “On the Oblique Imperative: What Revealing Conceals and Concealing may Reveal.” In Owen T. Nevin, Ian Convery and Peter Davis (eds.), The Bear: Culture, Nature, Heritage. Woodbridge, UK: Boydell & Brewer, 2019.

Exhibitions

Visitations/Vísitasíur an exhibition by Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson with guest artists María Sjöfn Dupuis Davíðsdóttir and Sabine A. Fischer at Akureyri Art Museum 25.09.2021-16.01.2022. Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir, associate professor in art history, University of Iceland, and co-researcher in the project, is the exhibition curator. Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir and Kristinn Schram, co-researcher in the project, held two public lectures at the museum in relation to the exhibition and the research process (Sept 28 and Nov 2). See art work from the exhibition here.

In association with the UArctic Congress, participation by Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson in group exhibition Nature in Transition – Shifting Identities, with the work Shooting the Messenger II, held at the Nordic House 17.04-01.08.2021.

In association with the The second (Un)common Worlds conference at Derby University in November 2020, an online exhibition, Antonym was assembled. The exhibition was hosted by the Artcore gallery in Derby, featuring the work Snædís Karen by Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson.

Visitations: Landfall an exhibition of work by Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson and IUA MA graduates and students Sabine A. Fischer, Brian Wyse & Maria Sjöfn, at Rýmd Gallery, September 11-13, 2020. A public discussion was held in association with the exhibition with guest discussants Anna Lindal, Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir and Kristinn Schram. A leaflet accompanied the event, reflecting the research process and results.

Courses

Humanimals (5 ECTS). Organised by Kristinn Schram and Katla Kjartansdóttir, open for participation of students from The University of Iceland and The Iceland University of the Arts.