Public events of TaRC's Master Class Media and the Arctic 26-30 Nov. 2018

Media and the Arctic – Master Class Week at the University of Tampere 26–30 Nov. 2018


TaRC’s 1st international Master Class, Media and the Arctic, 2630 November 2018, will include many events, which are open to the public. Below is a list of the public events.

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Most of the public events will be streamed online here.

Monday, 26 November 2018

Keynote talks

Pinni B building, room B1096

14:00–14:15 Opening by Päivi Pahta, Dean of the Faculty of Communication Sciences (University of Tampere)

14:15–15:15 Arctic as the Vanishing Point, Alexei Popogrebsky (Moscow Film School)

15:15–16:15 Arctic in Russian and European Media, Anna Kireeva (Bellona Murmansk)

16:30–17:30 My Arctic. 25 Years of Covering the Arctic, Markku Heikkilä (Arctic Centre, University of Lapland)

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Keynote talk

Linna building, room K103

12:00–13:00 The Arctic Council – From Peripheries to the Centre of International Relations, Malgorzata Smieszek (Arctic Centre, University of Lapland)

Film screening

Arthouse Cinema Niagara (Kehräsaari B building, outside the university campus)

18:30–20:40 Screening of the film How I Ended This Summer (2010)

20:40–21:30 Discussion with the director, Alexei Popogrebsky (discussion led by Vlad Strukov)

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Keynote talks

Linna building, Väinö Linna auditorium (K104)

16:00–17:00 Designing the Global North, Vlad Strukov (University of Leeds)

17:00–18:00 Stories from the Ice. Films and Stories of Arctic Indigenous Peoples, Liisa Holmberg (International Sami Film Institute)

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Keynote talk

Pinni A building, Paavo Koli auditorium

12:00–13:00 Difficulties of Doing Environmental Journalism in the Arctic, Thomas Nilsen (The Independent Barents Observer)

Friday, 30 November 2018

Presentations of the workgroups of TaRC’s Master Class

Pinni B building, room B1096

09:15–09:30 Opening by Seppo Parkkila, vice rector of the University of Tampere

09:30–10:15 Arctic Environmental Journalism

10:30–11:15 Global Connections of the Arctic

11:15–12:00 Visual Representations of the Arctic

Panel discussion: Arctic Myths and Realities

Pinni B building, room B1096

13:00–14:45 Arctic Myths and Realities

Participants: Pia Maria Ahlbäck (Åbo Akademi University), Stina Aletta Aikio (Sámi experimental artivist), Nina Brander (Prime Minister’s Office Finland), Sanna Kopra (Arctic Centre, University of Lapland), Matti Posio (Lännen Media)

Host: Johannes Riquet (University of Tampere)

Organized by Tampere Research Centre for Russian and Chinese Media (TaRC).

Funded by C.V. Akerlund Media Foundation sr, and the Faculty of Communication Sciences at the University of Tampere.

Address for online streaming:

Contact: TaRC coordinator Mika Perkiömäki (, +358 50 437 7396).

Address of Linna building: Kalevantie 5, Tampere: <>

Address of Pinni buildings: Kanslerinrinne 1, Tampere: <>

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