Ingeborg Høvik
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Ingeborg Høvik

Associate Professor Art History
Department of Language and Culture




Research interests

European and North-American art and visual culture in the long nineteenth century. Art and visual culture, including photography, connected to the Arctic. Postcolonial, eco-feminist and ecocritical theory, indigenous methodology.

Biographical data

Before my current position as Associate Professor in Art History, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Women's and Gender Research, UiT (2014-2017). My postdoctoral project on photographic representations of Arctic indigenous peoples formed part of the research network Arctic Modernities, and has resulted in two peer-reviewed articles (Høvik 2015; 2016). My knowledge in the visual field of Arctic studies builds on my PhD research (History of Art, University of Edinburgh, 2013) on Europeans and American images and imaginings of Arctic landscapes, exploration and Inuit peoples in the nineteenth century. I have previously been a Caird Short-term Research Fellow at the National Maritime Museum, London (2008), a guest researcher at Linnaeus University Centre for Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies (2015), and a visiting researcher at Greenland National Museum and Archives (2015).

Publications in CRIStin


  • Høvik, Ingeborg. Art History in the Contact Zone: Hans Zakæus's First Communication, 1818. Aarhus Universitetsforlag 2017 ISBN 978 87 7184 252 4.s 49 - 68.

  • Høvik, Ingeborg. Reproducing the Indigenous: John Møller’s Studio Portraits of Greenlanders in Context. Acta Borealia 2016; Volum 33 (2). ISSN 0800-3831.s 166 - 188.s doi: 10.1080/08003831.2016.1238175.

  • Høvik, Ingeborg. Framing the Arctic: Reconsidering Roald Amundsen's Gjøa Expedition Imagery. Nordlit 2015 (35). ISSN 0809-1668.s 137 - 160.s doi: 10.7557/13.3431.

  • Høvik, Ingeborg. Heroism and Imperialism in the Arctic: Edwin Landseer's Man Proposes - God Disposes. Nordlit 2008. ISSN 0809-1668.

  • Høvik, Ingeborg. Indigenous Photography Reproduced: Greenlandic illustrations in European literature. Indigenous Photography Studies: Current Developments and Challenges 2017-09-07 - 2017-09-08 2017.

  • Høvik, Ingeborg. Traces of Influence: Arctic imagery in European nineteenth-century visual culture. ICASS IX 2017-06-08 - 2017-06-12 2017.

  • Høvik, Ingeborg. Challenging Femininity? The female characters in R. M. Ballantyne's Arctic adventure stories. Gender Studies in Debate: pathways, challenges and interdisciplinary perspectives 2016-05-25 - 2016-05-27 2016.

  • Høvik, Ingeborg. Agency i Roald Amundsens visualisering av netsilikinuittene. Polarhistorisk frokost 2015-11-19 - 2015-11-19 2015.

  • Høvik, Ingeborg. Challenging Femininity? The female characters in R. M. Ballantyne's Ungava – A Tale of Adventure. Gendered Narratives in the North 2015-12-14 - 2015-12-14 2015.

  • Høvik, Ingeborg. Performing Indigeneity – Some Thoughts on John Møller’s (1867-1935) Portraits. Seminar Series Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies 2015-09-17 - 2015-09-17 2015.

  • Høvik, Ingeborg. Talking Back? John Møller's Portraits of Greenlanders. Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies 2015-08-20 - 2015-08-23 2015.

  • Høvik, Ingeborg. Talking Back? John Møller’s Photographs in and outside Greenland. Workshop/Seminar 2015-05-06 - 2015.

  • Høvik, Ingeborg. Framing the Arctic: reconsidering Roald Amundsen’s Gjøa Expedition imagery. Konferanse 2014-09-16 - 2014.

  • Høvik, Ingeborg. Visuelle framstillinger av Arktis under Englands store søken etter en nordvestpassasje: bilder fra kaptein John Ross’ Andre Reise, 1830-1835.. Invitert forelesning 2013-05-30 - 2013.

  • Høvik, Ingeborg. Visuelle framstillinger av Arktis under Englands store søken etter en nordvestpassasje, 1818-1859. Invitert forelesning 2013-04-01 - 2013.

  • Høvik, Ingeborg. Art History in the Contact Zone: Hans Zakæus’s First Communication. Sámi art: Perspectives on the Indigenous and the Contemporary 2012-11-21 - 2012.

  • Høvik, Ingeborg. Første møte på Nordvestpassasjen: kaptein John Ross’ bilder av netsilik-inuittene, 1830-1835. Forelesningsrekke, Kulturhistorisk Museum Oslo 2012-02-12 - 2012.

  • Høvik, Ingeborg. Orientalisme og arktiske representasjoner. Kuiper 2011. ISSN 0809-8212.

  • Høvik, Ingeborg. John Ross’s Portrayal of the Netsilik Inuit (1830-35),. Travel, Writing, and Literatures of Exploration c. 1750-c.1850, University of Edinburgh 2010-10-07 - 2010.

  • Høvik, Ingeborg. The Colour of Ice: Frederic Church’s The Icebergs, 1861. History of Art Research Seminar, University of Edinburgh 2008-11-27 - 2008.

  • Høvik, Ingeborg. Virtues Unblemished: Edwin Landseer’s Man Proposes – God Disposes and the Franklin Expedition. Postgraduate Day, University of Edinburgh 2008-04-18 - 2008.

  • Høvik, Ingeborg. Artist as Anthropologist – François Auguste Biard’s The Minister Læstadius Teaching Laplanders (c. 1840). L'histoire de l'art face à l'anthropologie 2007-05-13 - 2007.

  • Høvik, Ingeborg. Arctic Images 1823-1896: Problems of Representation and Imperialism. Doctoral Training Course in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies 2007-03-26 - 2007-03-30 2007.