April 28, 2016
Professor Dzik’s paper focuses on human settlements on Kulusuk Island in East Greenland.
Shawnee State University’s Anthony Dzik, Ph.D., Professor of Geography, recently published his paper “Complementarity of Site and Situation: A Case Study of Kulusuk, East Greenland” in Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville’s online journal, Geography Online.
Professor Dzik’s paper focuses on dynamic factors in the origin, success, demise and adjustments of human settlements on Kulusuk Island in East Greenland over a period of 106 years. A once isolated island for the Inuit, Kulusuk was transformed by extrinsic factors to become the gateway to East Greenland. It became a place where vestiges of traditional Inuit lifestyles co-exist with the modern. Professor Dzik analyzed and examined interactions between site and situation as well as the introduction of tourism to present a regional study of the island and questions whether Kulusuk will remain a viable place in light of demographic changes, proposal from Nuuk and possible global warming.
Professor Dzik wrote this paper with his son, Vincent Dzik, a 2013 SSU Graduate.
To read the full article, please go to http://www.siue.edu/GEOGRAPHY/ONLINE/gov14n1.html.