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Arctic Environmental Humanities Workshop Series

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The Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge and the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University are pleased to host the Arctic Environmental Humanities Workshop Series.

As the Arctic gains greater visibility among academics and diverse publics, we see an urgent need for humanities scholars to help shape the current debates and research priorities too often limited to the natural and social sciences. This rise in awareness of Arctic issues coincides with widespread academic initiatives in the emerging interdisciplinary field of environmental humanities. These growing interests in the Arctic and in the environmental humanities are in turn both catalyzed by the climate crisis; the urgency of this crisis is central to, but not exhaustive of, our collective commitment to Arctic environmental humanities (AEH).

We envision this workshop series as a collaborative enterprise that is robustly interdisciplinary and brings together diverse expertise of humanistic scholars, artists, and researchers drawn from international circles. Presentations and conversations will take place in varied formats, all online and freely accessible to all those interested. The perspectives and participation of northern communities and people will be particularly valuable and encouraged.

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Svalbard: Four Times Faster (Registration LInk Below)

UserMathias Albert, Dina Brode-Roger, Lisbeth Iverson, Zdenka Sokolíčková.

HouseCo-hosted with Pardee Center for the Study of Longer-Range Future, Boston University.

ClockTuesday 12 December 2023, 14:00-15:30

Icy Humanities: A Collaborative Symposium

UserSpeakers' details are shown below.

HouseCo-hosted with Pardee Center, Boston University.

ClockTuesday 05 April 2022, 18:00-20:00

Sumé: the Sound of a Revolution (film pre-screening and discussion)

UserInuk Silis Høegh, Independent filmmaker.

HouseCo-hosted with Pardee Center, Boston University.

ClockWednesday 16 December 2020, 16:00-17:30

Arctic Energy Before Petroleum: Or, What Whales Can Tell Us About Writing History

Note that the talk is accompanied by a "pre-reading" available to download upon registration.

UserProfessor Bathsheba Demuth (Brown University).

HouseCo-hosted with Pardee Center, Boston University.

ClockTuesday 13 October 2020, 18:00-19:30

Why we should develop Arctic Humanities

UserProfessor Sverker Sörlin, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden.

HouseCo-hosted with Pardee Center, Boston University.

ClockTuesday 29 September 2020, 16:00-17:30

The Shaggy Saviour of Northern Norway

UserProfessor Dolly Jørgensen, Faculty of History University of Stavanger, Norway.

HouseCo-hosted with Pardee Center, Boston University.

ClockTuesday 01 September 2020, 17:00-18:30

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