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Activities

Presentations at seminars

  • 2013a: ”Kulturel/symbolsk repræsentation og selvstændighedsbevægelse i Grønland”, NORAN seminar, KUA, 28-29. april
  • 2013b: ”Kamik-krigen – eller kampen for beskyttelse af den immaterielle kulturarv”. Seminar v/K&S, Ilisimatusarfik, i samarbejde med NKA/Nationalmuseet Nuuk & CTR (Centre for Textile Research), Københavns Universitet, 19. Sept, Ilimmarfik
  • 2012a: Key note presentation “Arctic Studies – Culture, Globalization and Urbanization” at the Opening Conference, Centre for Innovation and Research in Culture and Learning in the Arctic (CIRCLA): “The Arctic Today – and Tomorrow”, Aalborg University 21st August. 
  • 2012b: “introduction to the Thule case”, 26th May at The Greenland Eyes International Film Festival, Film House, Berlin.
  • 2012c: “Greenland Film History – films about and from Greenland 1896-2012” at the symposium under The Greenland Eyes International Film Festival, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, 27th May, Berlin.
  • 2010:“Field work as a research strategy – Theory & Praxis”, 25th March, at the Department of Nursing and Health Science, (3 hours). Joint presentation with Jette Rygaard. 

Conferences with presentations

  • 2013b: “Revival – or Revitalization – of Traditional Values” at: CIRCLA-conference: Heritage and Change in the Arctic, Ilisimatusarfik, 11th-14th October
  • 2013a: ”Kamik-krigen – eller kampen for Intellectual Property Rights” [The Kamik War – or the fight for Intellectual Property Rights] at the seminar arranged by K&S, Ilisimatusarfik, in collaboration with NKA/National Museum, Nuuk & CTR (Centre for Textile Research), University of Copenhagen. 19th September. 
  • 2012a: 18th Inuit Studies Conference, 26th Oct, Ripley Center, NMAI, room 4018, 3:30-4:30, Presentation:The National Theatre of Greenland: Symbol of New Identifications?
  • 2012b: Opening Conference, Centre for Innovation and Research in Culture and Learning in the Arctic (CIRCLA): “The Arctic Today – and Tomorrow”, Aalborg University 21st August. Key note presentation: Arctic Studies – Culture, Globalization and Urbanization
  • 2011: Conference: The Postcolonial North Atlantic: Greenland, Iceland, Faroese Islands, Wien, 28.-30. September, presentation: “Is post-colonialism such a big issue in contemporary Greenlandic Literature”
  • 2010a: a) “Orality versus Literacy” og b) “Children and Orality” – presentations for phd.stud from Dartmouth College, 19. august
  • 2010b: “The political institutionalizing of art and culture in Greenland contested among Kalaallit artists” at 17th Inuit Studies Conference, 28-30 august, Québec. Tema: The Inuit and the  Aboriginal World.
  • 2009: NORDKURS Summer School. Presentation: Oral Tradition, 20th June 2009, Ilimmarfik, Nuuk
  • 2009: IPSSAS, Edmonton, Canada: Presentation: Greenland and Exoticism – security how?
  • 2008:  ESA, Brügge, Belgium.  Joint presentation with Jette Rygaard: New Methods – New Media on empirical research in a triple comparative perspective. chairperson at session: Internet and Youth. Youth and Politics: Strange Bedfellows? Comparative Perspectives on Political Socialization International Conference, Bruges, 3rd – 4th . July 2008. Catholic University of Leuven
  • 2008: ICASS VI, Nuuk, co-chair. Joint presentation with Jette Rygaard: Methodological problems: Identities of Young People in Greenland in the space between the local and the global. 22nd -26th  August. Place Ilimmarfik, Nuuk
  • 2008: 16th Inuit Studies Conference, Winnipeg, Canada. Presentation: Imagining Sabine imagining the spectator imagining her- aesthetic experience of two contemporary photo works  from a Barthesian perspecptive: Studium and Punctum.
  • 2008:  (18th sept.) Radiophonic Narration. Presentation: In between Orality and Literacy. Place: Ilimmarfik
  • 2007: ESA, Smolenice Castle, Slovakia. Conference: Globalization and Migration –Local Diversity in Transition. Joint presentation with Jette Rygaard: “Identities of Young People in Greenland in the Space between the local and the global”,  19th-22nd January.

Recent seminars/workshops

  • 2015: Denmark and the new North Atlantic, network meeting, 18th March, Copenhagen
  • 2013a: Frafaldsseminar og frafaldsudvalgsmøder 10.-11. april, Hotel Hans Egede & Selvstyret 
  • 2013b: Iceland Imagined, North Atlantic Perception 1700-1800s, Ilimmarfik16. Maj
  • 2013c: NORAN-seminar, Københavns Universitet, 28.-29. maj. Præsentation: ”Kulturel/symbolsk repræsentation og selvstændighedsbevægelser i Grønland”
  • 2013d: Seminar v/K&S, Ilisimatusarfik, in collaboration with NKA/National Museum, Nuuk & CTR (Centre for Textile Research), University of Copenhagen. Presentation:  ”Kamik-krigen – eller kampen for Intellectual Property Rights” [The Kamik War – or the fight for Intellectual Property Rights]19. Sept, Ilimmarfik 
  • 2013e:Sculpture committe meetings, Ilimmarfik, august, September, oktober – together with Oqaasileriffik, Statistics Greenland and Groenlandica
  • 2013f: Filmscreening/seminar with Ivalo Frank, 26. - 27. nov, in collaboration with SLM, TI, TEO, IL, Ilimmarfik
  • 2012a: Climate Seminar, Ilimmarfik 15th August
  • 2012b: Festival: The Greenland Eyes International Film Festival, 24th-30th May, Berlin (with presentations).
  • 2012c: Research Seminar, Ilimmarfik, 4th June
  • 2010: University Teaching and Learning Seminar by instructors Lone Krogh and Annie Aarup Jensen, University of Aalborg. Place: Ilimmarfik, 16th-18th February. 
  • 2009:Om Grønlandsk Grammatik (Greenlandic grammar). Fra ny viden til praktisk anvendelse (From new knowledge to praxis). Organizers: phd., Naja Trondhjem (Eskimology, Ubniversity of Copenhagen) and Department of Language, Literature & Media, Ilisimatusarfik/University of Greenland. Place: Ilimmarfik, 27th April

Exhibitions based on projects 

Birgit Kleist Pedersen & Jette Rygaard 

  • 2001: Exhibition & Video performance of Australian photos from field work in Alice Springs, Australia: Culture Night at Ilisimatusarfik, January 

Jette Rygaard & Birgit Kleist Pedersen 

  • 2001: Exhibition shot by children and youth in Sisimiut, Ittoqqortoormiit and Nuuk as part of the CAMera/DIary-project: Culture Night atIlisimatusarfik January 

Birgit Kleist Pedersen & Jette Rygaard 

  • 2001: Photo Exhibition shot by children and youth in Sisimiut, Ittoqqortoormiit and Nuuk as part of the CAMera/DIary-project: Sisimiut Museum September 

Jette Rygaard & Birgit Kleist Pedersen 

  • 2001: Photo Exhibition shot by children and youth in Sisimiut, Ittoqqortoormiit & Nuuk as part of the CAMera/DIary-project: Ittoqqortoormiit Museum 
  • 2000: Postersession of the CAMera/DIary-project: Sydney Forum 2000, December, Sydney, Australien

Field work and scholarships 

  • 2007: Canada (McGill, Montreal), USA (Dartmouth College)
  • 2003: Scholarship stay at McGill University, Montréal, September
  • 2002: Scholarship stay in Paris, January
  • 2001: Fieldwork among young Samis (film reception project) in Kautokeino, Norway, October.
  • 2001: Fieldwork among young Greenlanders in Sisimiut and Ittoqqortoormiit (film reception project), September-October.
  • 2001: Fieldwork among young Inuit in Iqaluit (film reception project), Nunavut, Canada, May.
  • 2000: Fieldwork among young aboriginals in Alice Springs (film reception project), Australia, November-December.
  • 1997: Fieldwork among young Greenlanders (qualitative follow-up on survey 1997) in Qaqortoq, Sisimiut, Upernavik, Ittoqqortoormiit, Tasiilaq, September-December.

Recent membership of boards, committees, editorial boards etc.

  • 2015: Member of the reviewer team within the cross-disciplinary programme “The Joint Nordic Initiative on Arctic Research”, (see www.nordforsk.org).
  • 2013: Steering Committee Member at CIRCLA Conference: Heritage and Change in the Arctic, Ilisimatusarfik, 11th-14th October
  • 2012: Member of the jury of Academicus Arcticus, Arktisk Institut, Copenhagen
  • 2012: Member of the jury to the writing project Allatta – short story competition among 15-25-year-olds, organized by NAPA, NUIF, Nunatta Atuagaateqarfia and Milik Publishing.
  • 2012: National Contact Point, PEOPLE-programme (EU)
  • 2010: Member of adjudication committee for the public defence of Jakub Christensen Medonos’ PhD dissertation: Ungdom og urbanitet I Grønland. Kompetencer, kretivitet og visioner – en analyse af unges fortolkning af byen. (Youth and Urbanity in Greenland – interpreting the city: visions, skills and creativity), 16th June, University of Copenhagen.
  • 2010: Member of Conference Scientific Committee of “Polar Worlds: environmental and social sciences to understand observed changes”, hosted by National Centre for Scientific Research, Paris, France
  • 2010: Member of the Self Government committee: Udvalget til mindskelse af frafald ved de videregående uddannelser
  • 2008: Member of the board of Det Kongelige Grønlandsfond (The Royal Greenland Foundation)
  • 2007: Member of adjudication committee for the public defence of Jørgen Trondhjem’s PhD dissertation:Moderne grønlandsk billedkunst. En undersøgelse af den grønlandske kunstinstitution og dens refleksion af lokale og globale processer i værker og praksis (Modern Greenlandic Art – the Greenlandic art world and its reflections of local and global processes) 14th March, University of Copenhagen
  • 1998: Member of the editorial board of Grønlandsk Kultur- of Samfundsforskning /Cultural and Social Research in Greenland. Ilisimatusarfik /University of Greenland. 

Networks

2012- : CIRCLA

2012- : Denmark and the New North Atlantic

2012- : SASS (The Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies)

2012- : Scandinavian Scholars

2011- : Arctic Discourses

2010- : The postcolonial North Atlantic Network (Humboldt Universität zum Berlin/Vienna Network)

1997- : SMID (Sammenslutningen af Medieforskere i Danmark)


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