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Research seminars in Polar Social Science and Humanities 2003/4

Research seminars in Polar Social Science and Humanities 2003/4


Cultural Geography of the Polar Regions Research Group

Seminar Schedule - Lent 2004

Please contact Elana Wilson at for further information or to be added to the research group's email distribution list.

All seminars are held in the Seminar Room at the Scott Polar Research Institute, Lensfield Road. Visitors are asked to sign in at reception.

Tuesday 10 February 2pm

Workshop in Archival Research

Caroline Gunn and Michael Bravo will discuss some of the issues related to archival research, followed by a practical exercise on dealing with historical documents.

Monday 16 February 3pm

Discussion on Diary-Based Research

Tim Dye will lead a discussion on methodological considerations in diary-based research.

Reading: Mocellin JSP, Sudefeld P. Voices from the ice: Diaries of polar explorers. Environment and Behavior 1991;23:704-722.

Monday 23 February 3pm

The Chilean Antarctic Tradition: 1520-1991

Jorge Guzman-Gutierrez will give a presentation of his current research, which explores the Chilean Antarctic tradition from the discovery of Chile by the Magellan expedition in 1520 through the signature of the Environmental Protocol of the Antarctic Treaty in 1991.

Monday 1 March 3pm

Antarctica and Aesthetics

Huw Lewis-Jones and Jean de Pomereu will lead a discussion on the historical and contemporary perceptions of the Antarctic landscape.