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SPRI Review 2012: Seminars


Polar Physical Science seminars, including:

  • What’s going on in Greenland?
    Alun Hubbard (Aberystwyth University)
  • Modelling the evolution of supra-glacial lakes in the Russell Glacier region of the Greenland Ice Sheet
    Amber Leeson (University of Leeds)
  • Microbial activity beneath the Antarctic Ice Sheet: impacts beyond the ice margin?
    Jemma Wadham (University of Bristol)
  • Glaciers on Mars
    Bryn Hubbard (Aberystwyth University)
  • Sub-ice volcanism, ice sheets and global change
    John Smellie (University of Leicester)
  • Darker, wetter and faster: recent and projected trends of mass balance over the Greenland Ice Sheet and linkages to surface and sub-surface processes
    Marco Tedesco (City College of New York)
  • Challenges in modeling future sea level rise from melting glaciers
    Valentina Radic (University of British Columbia)
  • Inland thinning of West Antarctic Ice Sheet steered along subglacial rifts
    Rob Bingham (University of Aberdeen)

Polar Social Science and Humanities seminars, including:

  • Why is sound central to religious ritual? Performing a disruption of time in Ojibway shamanistic séances
    Polina Dessiatnitchenko
  • An environmental anthropologist discovers spirits in Siberia
    Florian Stammler (Arctic Centre, Rovaniemi, Finland and SPRI)
  • Unaccountability among the Evenki of East Siberia
    István Sántha and Tatiana Safonova (Research Centre for Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
  • Plural world interpretations: the case of the Tuvans in Siberia
    Anett Christine Oelschlägel (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle)
  • Of beauty pageants and Eskimo dancing: performing indigeneity in Iñupiaq, Alaska
    Barbara Bodenhorn (Pembroke College, Cambridge)
  • Pop, poetry and the gods: landscape, beauty and spirituality in Sakha community life
    Eleanor Peers (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle)
  • Mortuary rites and bone extraction in the Baikal Region
    Kate Faccia (Department of Biological Anthropology, Cambridge)
  • Mental health in the Norwegian Arctic
    Tania Kossberg (SPRI)