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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.

# Monday 6th November 2017, 4.30pm - Jean de Pomereu (Research Associate, Scott Polar Research Institute)
The meaning of Indlandsis: a cultural history of ice sheets
Venue: Scott Polar Research Institute, Lecture Theatre

Abstract not available

# Monday 27th November 2017, 4.30pm - Peter Martin (University of Oxford)
Re/Fram/ing Geography: Fridtjof Nansen at the Royal Geographical Society c.1888-1914
Venue: Scott Polar Research Institute, Lecture Theatre

Abstract not available

# Monday 29th January 2018, 4.30pm - Bryan Lintott (Scott Polar Research Institute)
Scott’s and Shackleton’s Huts: Antarctic Heritage and International Relations
Venue: Scott Polar Research Institute, Lecture Theatre

Abstract not available

# Monday 5th February 2018, 4.30pm - Thomas F. Thornton (University of Oxford)
Sacred Mountains as Flood Refuge Sites in Northwest North America
Venue: Scott Polar Research Institute, Lecture Theatre

Tom Tornton is Associate Professor at the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford, where he is Director of the MSc Environmental Change and Management. He is an environmental anthropologist and author of the path-breaking ‘Being and Place among the Tlingit’, as well many other important publications in human ecology and cultural anthropology.

# Friday 9th February 2018, 11.30am - Anna Stenport (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Scott MacKenzie (Queen's University, Kingston)
POLAR SOCIAL SCIENCES WORKSHOP: The Anxiety of Ice: Visualizing Climate Change and Arctic Moving Images
Venue: Scott Polar Research Institute, Lecture Theatre

Abstract not available

# Monday 19th February 2018, 4.30pm - Rick Knecht (University of Aberdeen)
Climate change, archaeology and tradition in an Alaskan Yup'ik Village
Venue: Scott Polar Research Institute, Lecture Theatre

Abstract not available

# Monday 26th February 2018, 4.30pm - Richard Powell (University of Cambridge)
CANCELLED - BOOK LAUNCH: Studying Arctic Fields: Cultures, Practices, and Environmental Sciences
Venue: Scott Polar Research Institute, Lecture Theatre

CANCELLED DUE TO UCU INDUSTRIAL ACTION
This event is the Launch for Richard Powell’s new book, Studying Arctic Fields: Cultures, Practices, and Environmental Sciences, and is kindly sponsored by the Independent Social Research Foundation and McGill-Queen’s University Press. Please RSVP [jenny.dunstall@spri.cam.ac.uk] to attend.

# Monday 23rd April 2018, 4.30pm - Hanne Nielsen (University of Tasmania)
Brand Antarctica: Advertising and the South
Venue: Scott Polar Research Institute, Lecture Theatre

Abstract not available

# Monday 14th May 2018, 4.30pm - Nina Doering (University of Oxford)
'They don't know about the people who live here': Local non-participation in extractive resource management in Greenland
Venue: Scott Polar Research Institute, Lecture Theatre

Abstract not available

# Monday 2nd July 2018, 4.30pm - Elizabeth Leane (University of Tasmania) and Carolyn Philpott (University of Tasmania)
Singing in the Wilderness: Antarctic Sledging Songs of the 'Heroic Age'
Venue: Scott Polar Research Institute, Lecture Theatre

Abstract not available