Tag archives for History

Anche Louw

Anche Louw, Stellenbosch University Anche Louw is the science communicator for the Antarctic Legacy of South Africa (ALSA). Her focus is mainly, but not only, on promoting South Africa’s involvement in the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic regions by communicating not only the science being conducted in these regions but also more about the humans behind the […]

Iqra Choudhry

Iqra Choudhry, University of Manchester& Scott Polar Research Institute Iqra Choudhry is a current PhD student at The University of Manchester (UK). Her PhD revolves around the study of the previously unseen SCAR Archive at the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge, and its revelations regarding the histories of science policy, governance, scientific collaboration and diplomacy […]

Timothy Hyde

Timothy Hyde, Massachusetts Institute of Technology     Timothy Hyde is an architectural historian and Associate Professor in the History, Theory, Criticism group of the Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also a founding member of the Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative. His research work focuses on intersections of architecture and […]

Claire Warrior

Claire Warrior, Royal Museums Greenwich / Scott Polar Research Institute Claire works on the history of material culture and museum collections from the Polar regions. Her PhD research used anthropological theory to examine how British polar histories are generated and sustained, particularly looking at the roles of the family and museum. She has also researched the […]

Peder Roberts

Peder Roberts, KTH Royal Institute of Technology Peder Roberts is a researcher at the Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. He earned a PhD in history (history of science) from Stanford University in 2010 and also worked at the University of Strasbourg before coming […]

Johanna Grabow

Johanna Grabow, PhD candidate at the Institute of British Studies, Leipzig University/Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge Johanna Grabow earned a B.A. degree in British Studies and History, as well as an M.A. degree in British Studies from Leipzig University. She is currently working on her PhD thesis which focuses on the reception of […]

Brenda Segurel

Brenda Segurel, Independent Scholar Brenda Ailin Segurel earned her BA in International Relations from Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, with a thesis on geopolitics and Antarctic history. Her interest in Patagonia and Antarctica have led her studies and work in different areas such as risk management and communication, history and geopolitics, environment and conservation, conflict […]

Ben Maddison

Ben Maddison, University of Wollongong Ben Maddison has a background in labour, colonial and working class history. His work is grounded in critical Marxism, and often revolves around the conceptual twins, commodification and the commons. His book Class and Colonialism in Antarctic Exploration, 1750-1920 (Pickering and Chatto, 2014) is a ‘history from below’ of Antarctic […]

Morgan Seag

Morgan Seag, University of Cambridge Morgan Seag is working toward a PhD in Geography / Polar Studies at the University of Cambridge’s Scott Polar Research Institute. Her research looks at institutional change in remote spaces, focusing on the integration of women into national Antarctic programs in the mid- to late-twentieth century. She also holds an […]

Luis Valentín Ferrada-Walker

Luis Valentín Ferrada-Walker, University of Chile (Santiago) Luis Valentín Ferrada-Walker teaches International Law in the Law Faculty, University of Chile, and in other Chilean universities. He received his PhD on Law in October 2015 from the University of Chile. His doctoral thesis “Jurisdicción y medio ambiente en el Sistema del Tratado Antártico” (“Jurisdiction and environment […]

Miranda Nieboer

Miranda Nieboer, University of Tasmania/ IMAS Miranda Nieboer holds a Masters in Architecture from ArtEZ, Academy of Architecture in Arnhem (The Netherlands) and is currently working on an interdisciplinary PhD in Antarctic Interiors. Her research investigates the density, intensity and vitality of Antarctic spatialities. Research projects/ interests extreme environments shifting boundaries heterogeneous space embodied perception […]

Polar History Newsletters Online (English/German)

17 newsletter of the History of Polar Research Specialist Group of the German Society of Polar Research are now available online at http://www.dgp-ev.de/ak3-publikationen.html#Rundbriefe At the beginning newsletters were published in German, but since 1997 each issue is bi-lingual in German and English. Each newsletter has a special focus and collects information connected with German polar […]

Maria Ximena Senatore

Maria Ximena Senatore CONICET (National Council of Scientific and Technological Research) Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia Austral Maria Ximena Senatore is a National Researcher at CONICET (National Council of Scientific and Technological Research), Argentina. Professor on Historical Archaeology and Heritage at the University of Buenos Aires and at the National […]

Craig Cormick

Dr Craig Cormick Dr Craig Cormick is an award-winning science communicator and author. He has been an Antarctic Arts Fellow, travelling to all three Australian mainland bases. His published work include: In Bed with Douglas Mawson (New Holland Press, 2011) and Shackleton’s Drift (Mockingbird Press, 2009), and several interpretive short stories and articles. Research projects/ […]

Ursula Rack

Ursula Rack, University of Canterbury Dr Ursula Rack is an Adjunct Fellow of Gateway Antarctica and a tutor in history at the University of Canterbury. She studied history and theology at the University of Vienna, Austria, and completed a Magistra of Theology at the same institution. Ursula conducted her doctoral research on the social history […]

Alessandro Antonello

Alessandro Antonello, University of Oregon Alessandro Antonello is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Clark Honors College, University of Oregon. He received his PhD in July 2014 from the Australian National University for research on the first two decades of the Antarctic Treaty regime, covering particularly the development of nature conservation and environmental management in Antarctic […]

Elizabeth Leane

Elizabeth Leane, University of Tasmania Elizabeth Leane is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Tasmania, where she holds a research fellowship split between the School of Humanities and the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies. She specializes in representations of Antarctica, and has curated an extensive bibliography of Antarctic fiction. She is […]

SCAR History Workshop Report

The report from the SCAR workshop “Connecting the past-present-future: studies and methods in history for Antarctic research and science”, held at the SCAR OSC in Auckland 2014, is now available. The guest speaker was Susan Barr from Norway, Fram Museum, and the co-convenor was Dr Ursula Rack. Please click below for a copy of the […]

Call for Papers: Antarctic History, Humanities, and Social Science Workshop

We are seeking paper proposals for a joint workshop of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) History Expert Group and the SCAR Humanities and Social Science Expert Group that will be held at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado from 20-23 May 2015. The title of the workshop will be “Antarctic Wilderness: Perspectives […]

Hanne Nielsen

Hanne Nielsen, University of Tasmania Hanne Nielsen holds a Masters in Antarctic Studies from the University of Canterbury on the topic of Antarctic Theatre. She is currently working towards a PhD in Representations of Antarctica at the University of Tasmania, with a focus on how Antarctica has been used in advertising media. Hanne has worked onboard […]