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Histories, cultures, environments and politics research seminars

Histories, cultures, environments and politics research seminars



Histories, cultures, environments and politics research seminars - Scott Polar Research Institute

These are seminars for the humanities and social sciences relating to the polar regions.

View the archive of previous seminars.

# Wednesday 19th October 2016, 11.30am - Dr. Michael Bravo, SPRI
Interdisciplinary polar social sciences and humanities at Cambridge
Venue: Scott Polar Research Institute, Seminar Room

Abstract not available

# Friday 28th October 2016, 11.30am - Morgan Seag, SPRI
Polar Research at Cambridge: Research updates and group synergies
Venue: Scott Polar Research Institute, Seminar Room

Abstract not available

# Friday 11th November 2016, 11.30am - Henry Anderson-Elliott, SPRI
Reframing the conservation of polar bears in Svalbard
Venue: Scott Polar Research Institute, Seminar Room

Abstract not available

# Friday 18th November 2016, 11.30am - Penny Goodman, SPRI
Roundtable discussion: Interdisciplinary social science and humanities perspectives on climate change in the Arctic
Venue: Scott Polar Research Institute, Seminar Room

Abstract not available

# Friday 25th November 2016, 11.30am - Alex Partridge, Department of Archaeology, Cambridge
Arctic sovereignty and museum collections
Venue: Scott Polar Research Institute, Seminar Room

Abstract not available

# Friday 27th January 2017, 11.30am - Morgan Seag, SPRI
Arctic and Antarctic research at Cambridge: Polar Social Sciences Workshop planning
Venue: Scott Polar Research Institute, Seminar Room

Abstract not available

# Friday 3rd February 2017, 11.30am - Henry Anderson-Elliott, SPRI
Conducting fieldwork in the Arctic
Venue: Scott Polar Research Institute, Seminar Room

Abstract not available

# Friday 10th February 2017, 11.30am - Dr. Corine Wood-Donnelly, SPRI
Roundtable discussion: Current events in the Arctic and Antarctic
Venue: Scott Polar Research Institute, Seminar Room

Abstract not available

# Friday 17th February 2017, 11.30am - Dr. Matthew Jull, University of Virginia
Arctic architecture and design
Venue: Scott Polar Research Institute, Seminar Room

Abstract not available

# Friday 24th February 2017, 11.30am - Penny Goodman, SPRI
What is the purpose of education in the Inuit Arctic of Canada and how can it be achieved?
Venue: Scott Polar Research Institute, Seminar Room

Abstract not available

# Friday 3rd March 2017, 11.30am - Dr. Bryan Lintott, SPRI
Quantarctica: Polar humanities and social science database
Venue: Scott Polar Research Institute, Seminar Room

Abstract not available

# Friday 10th March 2017, 11.30am - Johanna Grabow, Leipzig University/SPRI
Antarctica in contemporary fiction
Venue: Scott Polar Research Institute, Seminar Room

Abstract not available

# Tuesday 13th June 2017, 4.30pm - P.J. Capelotti (Professor of Anthropology, Penn State University)
Polar Opposites: American and Norwegian voices in the exploration of Franz Josef Land
Venue: Scott Polar Research Institute, Lecture Theatre

Capelotti will discuss his research into the history of place names in Franz Josef Land, and read from his new book The Greatest Show in the Arctic: the American exploration of Franz Josef Land, 1898-1905. This delves deeply into three fatally flawed American attempts to reach the North Pole from the Russian archipelago of Franz Josef Land between 1898 and 1905. The expeditions were led, in turn, by a nationally-syndicated journalist running from debts, a mistress, and an illegitimate daughter; a deranged meteorologist with a fetish for balloons and Swedish conserves; and a pious photographer
in search of God in the Arctic. All three leaders were supported by international casts of characters worthy of a three-ring circus. Two of the expeditions were haunted by still-unexplained deaths and all witnessed both improbable triumphs and ultimate failures.