The Arctic

Curious about the historical and contemporary Arctic? Here are some good resources. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it should serve as a good jumping-off point.

Newspapers and blogs on current affairs

Alaska Dispatch

The Arctic Journal

The Arctic Institute

CBC North

Cryopolitics: Arctic News and Analysis

Eye on the Arctic

Northern Journal (Fort Smith, Northwest Territories)

Northern Public Affairs

Nunatsiaq News (Nunavut)

Up Here: Life in Canada’s Far North


Academic projects, resources, and exhibits

Arctic Modernities, a project based at the University of Tromsø

The Arctic Yearbook

Abandoned Mines in Northern Canada, a project based at Memorial University of Newfoundland

Arctic Climate Impact Assessment

Expedition Arctic, 1913-1918

Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change

Nunavut Social History Archive, based at the University of British Columbia

Pan Inuit Trails Atlas

The Return of Native Nordic Fauna, a research blog by Dolly Jørgensen


Academic centres and organizations

Arctic Studies Center at the Smithsonian Institution

Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS)

Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS)

Arctic Institute of North America, University of Calgary


Canadian Circumpolar Institute, University of Alberta

Canadian Polar Commission

Imaginaire du Nord, an interdisciplinary centre at the Université du Québec à Montréal

International Arctic Social Sciences Association

International Centre for Northern Governance and Development, University of Saskatchewan

Labrador Institute, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Peary-Macmillan Arctic Museum, Bowdoin College (Brunswick, Maine)

Humanities and Social Sciences Expert Group, Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)

Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge

University of the Arctic

UBC Polar Club