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Histories, Cultures, Environments and Politics research seminars at SPRI

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These are research seminars for the humanities and social sciences relating to the polar regions. Seminars are usually held on Tuesdays at 16.30 and are presented by leading scholars. All interested are welcome to attend.

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If you have a question about this list, please contact: Geography/SPRI Webmaster; Dr Michael Bravo; Richard Powell. If you have a question about a specific talk, click on that talk to find its organiser.

4 upcoming talks and 26 talks in the archive.

Antarctic Mosaic: Integrating Science and History in the McMurdo Dry Valleys

UserAdrian Howkins (University of Bristol).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, Lecture Theatre.

ClockTuesday 13 November 2018, 16:30-18:00

ERC ARCTIC CULT Launch Presentation

UserRichard Powell and project team (University of Cambridge).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, Lecture Theatre.

ClockTuesday 06 November 2018, 17:00-19:00

Singing in the Wilderness: Antarctic Sledging Songs of the 'Heroic Age'

UserElizabeth Leane (University of Tasmania) and Carolyn Philpott (University of Tasmania).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, Lecture Theatre.

ClockMonday 02 July 2018, 16:30-18:30

Brand Antarctica: Advertising and the South

UserHanne Nielsen (University of Tasmania).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, Lecture Theatre.

ClockMonday 23 April 2018, 16:30-18:30

Climate change, archaeology and tradition in an Alaskan Yup'ik Village

UserRick Knecht (University of Aberdeen).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, Lecture Theatre.

ClockMonday 19 February 2018, 16:30-18:00

Sacred Mountains as Flood Refuge Sites in Northwest North America

UserThomas F. Thornton (University of Oxford).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, Lecture Theatre.

ClockMonday 05 February 2018, 16:30-18:00

Scott’s and Shackleton’s Huts: Antarctic Heritage and International Relations

UserBryan Lintott (Scott Polar Research Institute).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, Lecture Theatre.

ClockMonday 29 January 2018, 16:30-18:30

The meaning of Indlandsis: a cultural history of ice sheets

UserJean de Pomereu (Research Associate, Scott Polar Research Institute) .

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, Lecture Theatre.

ClockMonday 06 November 2017, 16:30-18:00

Polar Opposites: American and Norwegian voices in the exploration of Franz Josef Land

UserP.J. Capelotti (Professor of Anthropology, Penn State University).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, Lecture Theatre.

ClockTuesday 13 June 2017, 16:30-17:30

Wrestling With Polar Bears: Risk, Power, Law, and Oil and Gas

UserRoman Sidortsov (Scott Polar Research Institute).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, Seminar Room.

ClockTuesday 09 February 2016, 14:30-16:00

Double-bill: Polar Representation in Museums

UserClaire Warrior (National Maritime Museum) and Charlotte Connelly (Polar Museum, SPRI).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, Seminar Room.

ClockTuesday 19 January 2016, 14:30-16:00

Polar Exploration and the 'Spectral Turn' in the Humanities

UserShane McCorristine (SPRI).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, Seminar Room.

ClockTuesday 17 November 2015, 14:00-16:00

The Myth of Timelessness in the Polar Regions

UserBryan Lintott (SPRI).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, Seminar Room.

ClockTuesday 17 November 2015, 14:00-16:00

Reflections on Analysis and Authorship in Polar Worlds

UserDr. Michael Bravo, Geography and SPRI.

HouseSPRI Seminar Room.

ClockTuesday 20 October 2015, 14:30-16:00

Indigenous Sovereignty beyond Nations

UserDavid Turnbull (Melbourne University).

HouseHardy Building Room 101, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockWednesday 22 October 2014, 11:00-12:30

Arctic Maritime International Law

UserDr Kamrul Hossain (Arctic Centre, University of Lapland).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, Seminar Room.

ClockThursday 01 May 2014, 16:30-18:00

The Topsy-Turvy Arctic: Navigating the Polar Airspace

User Marionne Cronin (University of Aberdeen).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, Seminar Room.

ClockThursday 24 April 2014, 16:30-18:00

The social life of Arctic transportation networks

UserPeter Schweitzer (Austrian Polar Research Institute).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, Seminar Room.

ClockThursday 06 March 2014, 16:30-18:00

"Periodizing Modern Antarctica, or What is the Legacy of the Heroic Age?"

UserYaël Schlick (Queen's University at Kingston).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, Seminar Room.

ClockThursday 20 February 2014, 13:15-14:15

The Journals of William Hooper: Inuit ethnographer and evangelical

UserJohn MacDonald, Carolyn MacDonald, Wim Rasing.

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, Seminar Room.

ClockWednesday 13 February 2013, 16:00-18:00

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