Depths and Surfaces Conference

Depths and Surfaces: Understanding the Antarctic region through the Humanities and Social Sciences University of Tasmania, Hobart, 5-7 July 2017 Keynote Speakers: Prof. Sanjay Chaturvedi (Panjab University), Prof. Anne Noble (Massey University) and Prof. Tim Stephens (University of Sydney). Antarctica rarely makes it onto the map of the humanities and social sciences. While artists have […]

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APECS Workshop: Communicating Across Borders

Communicating Across Borders 3-5pm, Tuesday 4 July 2017 IMAS, Hobart Association of Polar Early Career Scientists Workshop In today’s research climate, communication is an important skill. Researchers need to be able to not only communicate with colleagues in the same area, but with those from very different backgrounds, and the wider public. This session addresses the […]

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British Antarctic Survey Workshop on “The Future of Polar Governance”

The Future of Polar Governance: Knowledge, Laws, Regimes, and Resources   British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge (27 March 2017) Keynote Speakers: Professor Klaus Dodds (Royal Holloway University of London) Professor Graham Huggan (University of Leeds) Dr Roger Norum (University of Leeds) Jane Rumble (Head of Polar Regions Department, Foreign & Commonwealth Office) The British Antarctic Survey, working […]

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Historical Antarctic Sealing Industry Conference 2016

Scott Polar Research Institute

The Historical Antarctic Sealing Industry Conference 2016: history, archaeology, heritage, site and artefact conservation, biodynamics and geopoliticsThis 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 now open for the conference which will be held at the Scott […]

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New Exhibition: Enduring Eye

The Royal Geographical Society 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR, United Kingdom

The Enduring Eye exhibition celebrates the “Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley” with over 90 high-resolution images taken by Frank Hurley.   The physical exhibition in London is accompanied by an online exhibition of some of Hurley’s images that were recently digitised.   More information is available on the website of the Royal […]

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XXXIV SCAR Biennial Meetings and Open Science Conference

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The next SCAR Open Science Conference will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 2016. The SCAR Humanities and Social Sciences Expert Group will be running sessions at the conference, including: S33. The role of humanities and social sciences in Antarctic studies S34. Footprints in Antarctica, and Antarctica’s footprint: perspectives from history   Other sessions […]

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Operatic meditation on British Antarctic Expedition – 18 November in London

Cambridge City Opera, in association with the Scott Polar Research Institute, presents On the Axis of this World – an operatic meditation on the vast perspectives of Antarctica, inspired by the words of British explorers. Their haunting writings reach out to us through a through a shifting musical landscape born of weather systems and ice flow. […]

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Two-day workshop

Two-day workshop: ‘The role of Norway, Chile and Argentina as Original Claimants and Current Guardians of Peace, Science and Environmental Protection in Antarctica’ Date: 13-14 June, 2015 Location: Arctic University of Norway, UiT Organizer: Alejandra Mancilla, alejandra.mancilla@ifikk.uio.no   1. Content Famously in its Article 2, the Madrid Protocol (1989) celebrates Antarctica as ‘a natural reserve, […]

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Online database of Polar Historic Documents – initial survey

Historian Ursula Rack seeks input on the Polar Historic Documents online database project: Dear Fellow Historians/Archivist/Researchers, My name is Dr Ursula Rack and I am a Polar Historian and Adjunct Fellow at Gateway Antarctica at the University of Canterbury. I am writing to request your assistance on a project that I am currently working on […]

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Polar Week March 2015

The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) are running an International Polar Week from 21 – 29 March 2015. This is a great chance to share fieldwork images, research soundbites, and to put Social Sciences and Humanities research on the radar, alongside the scientific projects that will be showcased. How can you get involved? Share […]

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APECS Online Conference

New Perspectives in the Polar Sciences Call for abstracts APECS International Online Conference Conference Date: 16 March 2015 Event Format: Online conference (webinar) Note to HASSEG members: This conference includes a theme which might interest humanities and social science scholars. Abstract Submission Deadline: 16 February 2015 APECS webinar organizers announce a call for abstracts for […]

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NZIIA Arctic and Antarctic Symposium

Chancellor 1, Level 16, James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, 147 The Terrace, Wellington

With the melting of the polar ice cap, the Arctic is beginning to be opened up to commercial shipping. Oil rigs exist already on the landscape. By contrast, a number of countries would like to see Antarctica as a nature reserve without any commercial exploitation. Are the two Polar Regions headed in different directions? The […]

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SCAR Humanities and Social Sciences Workshop

Colorado State University, USA

The 2015 SCAR Social Sciences Workshop will be held between 20-23 May at Colorado State University, USA. The title of the workshop will be “Antarctic Wilderness: Perspectives from History, the Humanities and the Social Sciences.” Although paper proposals dealing directly with the workshop theme are encouraged, we are interested in any proposals that examine Antarctica […]

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7th Polar Law Symposium

Hobart, Australia - 29-31 October 2014

7th Polar Law Symposium “The Polar Regions in the Asian Century”.   The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) at the University of Tasmania, is proud to join the Polar Law Institute in Akureyri and the University of Akureyri in Iceland, and the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law of the Arctic Centre […]

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XI SCAR Biology Symposium

Barcelona, Spain

Life in Antarctica: Boundaries and Gradients in a Changing Environment The main theme for the XIth Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) symposium is “Life in Antarctica: Boundaries and Gradients in a Changing Environment”. This symposium links the functional importance of land and water ecosystems and their biocomplexity, under an ecosystemic perspective in order to […]

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Arctic Frontiers 2013

Tromsø, Norway

The theme of the conference is ‘Geopolitics and Marine Production in a Changing Arctic’. The policy section will run for the first two days, followed by three days of science, divided into three parts: Geopolitics in a Changing Arctic Marine harvesting in the Arctic Arctic Marine Productivity Abstract submission and registration are now open. Abstract […]

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