The Historical Antarctic Sealing Industry: history, archaeology, heritage, site and artefact conservation, biodynamics and geopolitics
Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge
19, 20 September 2016
Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands,
1996. Maria Ximena Senatore
This multidisciplinary conference will provide a forum for academics and heritage specialists to communicate and develop their research and expertise concerning the historical Antarctic sealing industry.
Registration is open and will close on 1 September 2016.
Conference fees are to be paid at the time of registration. Please note that the fee includes lunches, tea and coffee and the conference dinner at Jesus College. Additional tickets for the conference dinner may also be purchased.
- Jesus College, where the conference dinner will be held, has en suite bedrooms and breakfast. Bookings can be made online. Please use the code: SPRI0916 and enter the dates in order to check availability, book and pay online.
- A range of Cambridge colleges also offer rooms. Browse details online.
- Cambridge city's visitor centre has information on a range of other accommodation options.
Scott Polar Research Institute's 'Open House'
The Scott Polar Research Institute's research facilities will be offering conference attendees a special welcome the week before the conference.
This will include orientation tours, research time and opportunities to meet local experts. Please indicate, when you register, your interests.
If you are hoping to use the SPRI archives in the week before or after the conference then please contact the archive staff directly after 1 June 2016 to discuss your research topic/s.
Ironbridge Post-conference Field Trip
On Wednesday 21 September 2016, there will be a field trip to Ironbridge Gorge to visit the industrial sites where many of the try pots and other metal implements associated with the historical sealing industry were manufactured.
After lunch and the afternoon at Ironbridge, you can stay overnight in nearby hotels or B&Bs. The following day you can return to Cambridge or travel to other nearby places of interest such as the Cotswolds, Bath and Stonehenge.
The cost of transport to Ironbridge, entrance fees and guide – depending on numbers - is estimated to be less than £100 each.
|14th April 2016||Proposals for papers / posters closes|
|14th June 2016 (or sooner)||Decisions on papers and posters will be announced|
|14th August 2016||1-2 page summaries of papers to be provided for distribution to conference attendees|
|1st September 2016||Conference Registration closes|
|12th to 16th September 2016||SPRI 'Open House'|
|18th September 2016 (Sunday)||18:00- 20:00 pm, Reception at the Scott Polar Research Institute|
|19th and 20th September 2016||Conference at the Scott Polar Research Institute|
|21st September 2016||Field trip to Ironbridge|
|21st to 23rd September 2016||SPRI 'Open House'|
Scott Polar Research Institute
University of Cambridge