Alexandre Simon-Ekeland

Doctoral Fellow
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BA in History, University of Caen, 2011

MA in Historical research, University of Caen, 2013

MA Teaching History and Geography, University of Caen, 2016

2015-2016 : teacher, history and geography, Jules Michelet Middle School, Lisieux (France)

2016-2018 : teacher, history and geography, Simone de Beauvoir High School, Garges-lès-Gonesse (France)

PhD Project

Under the supervision of Ulrike Spring and Peder Roberts, I study French polar exploration between 1860 and 1940: its achievements, and its numerous failures. Using a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods, I study the expedition projects and the French media of the time in order to understand why polar research did not become a more important part of the French culture of exploration.


Tags: Polar history, History of Emotions, Media history, Knowledge history, French History


  • Simon-Ekeland, Alexandre (2021). A Fascinated Disgust: French Travellers and North Norwegian Whaling at the Turn of the Twentieth Century. In Kaasa, Janicke S.; Lothe, Jakob & Spring, Ulrike (Ed.), Nordic Travels . Novus Forlag. ISSN 978-82-8390-078-1. p. 69–86. Full text in Research Archive
  • Simon-Ekeland, Alexandre (2020). La plaque commémorative du "Latham 47" à Tromsø. Pratiques touristiques et journalistiques. DESHIMA, revue d'histoire globale des pays du Nord. ISSN 1957-5173. p. 117–132.
  • Simon-Ekeland, Alexandre (2018). « Les « pays du Nord » européens dans la géographie imaginée des journalistes du Petit Parisien, 1876-1914 ». DESHIMA, revue d'histoire globale des pays du Nord. ISSN 1957-5173. Full text in Research Archive
  • Simon-Ekeland, Alexandre (2018). Le(s) discours sur le froid dans "Le Petit Parisien" en 1900, Le froid : adaptation, production, effets, représentations. Presses de L'Université du Québec. ISSN 978-2-7605-4923-4. p. 147–160. doi: 10.2307/j.ctv6zd9dq.11.

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