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Norwegian oil and Antarctica

Authors: Alejandra Mancilla, professor in Philosopy, UiO & Peder Roberts, associate professor in Modern history, UiS & researcher, Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment, KTH The most recent IPCC report paints a dark picture. Among other things, melting Antarctic ice could put many parts of the world underwater. We therefore want to pose … Continue reading “Norwegian oil and Antarctica”

PhD-Defence on Friday

On this Friday, 20 August 2021, at 4pm Stockholm Time PhD-Candidate Dmitry V. Arzyutov will defend his dissertation with the title “Reassembling the Environmental Archives of the Cold War”. Dima’s opponent is Assistant Professor Bathsheba Demuth from Brown University in Providence, USA (State of Rhode Island). We are looking forward together with his supervisors Peder … Continue reading “PhD-Defence on Friday”

Film launch: Resource Extraction and Sustainable Arctic Communities – REXSAC

REXSAC – Resource Extraction and Sustainable Arctic Communities – is a Nordic Centre of Excellence in Arctic research, funded by Nordforsk and led by the Division, together with Stockholm University and Stockholm Environment Institute. Representants in REXSAC from the Division are researcher and LTU Professor Dag Avango, Professor Sverker Sörlin and doctoral students Jean-Sébastien Boutet … Continue reading “Film launch: Resource Extraction and Sustainable Arctic Communities – REXSAC”

Lize-Marié van der Watt and Kati Lindström on Tourism and Heritage in Antarctica

Polar Geography has just released an article from the Creating Cultural Heritage in Antarctica Project (CHAQ) with both Kati Lindström and Lize-Marié van der Watt, the project’s PI, as co-authors. The article “Tourism and heritage in Antarctica: exploring cultural, natural and subliminal experiences” explores the inseparability of natural and cultural features in the tourist appreciation … Continue reading “Lize-Marié van der Watt and Kati Lindström on Tourism and Heritage in Antarctica”

Podcasts – a Valuable Tool of Research Communication

Podcasts are great company for a lunch walk, a long commute or doing household chores. By now, a multitude covering all kinds of topics exist. But while some might associate this medium with leisure time, it is actually a great support for reading scientific complex texts. Eric Paglia, researcher in the project SPHERE, uses podcasts … Continue reading “Podcasts – a Valuable Tool of Research Communication”

Connections at the End of the World

Author: Lize-Marié van der Watt About a decade ago, a handful of humanities and social science scholars joined an international conference to commemorate 50 years since the signing of the Antarctic Treaty. They were part of an Action Group (est. 2006) within the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), delivering papers to a small audience … Continue reading “Connections at the End of the World”

The Division at Academia

A number of the division’s researchers use the platform Academia to promote and circulate their research. Currently, some 555 (and counting) documents can be downloaded for free by clicking on this link. Enjoy!

SCAR visitor at the Division

Hanne Nielsen, from the University of Tasmania (Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies), is currently visiting our Division on a four-month Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) fellowship. Whilst in Sweden, Hanne is working on a project entitled “Framing Antarctica as Fragile: Tracing the evolution of media narratives about the far south (1945 – 2015).” This project complements her recent PhD work … Continue reading “SCAR visitor at the Division”

What should we think about the starving polar bear?

Authors: Justiina Dahl and Peder Roberts Images of a starving polar bear foraging through trash in a rather green northern Canadian landscape recently went viral. Paul Nicklen of Sea Legacy, who recorded the footage, placed the suffering of this individual bear in the wider context of climate change, “to convey a larger message about how a warming … Continue reading “What should we think about the starving polar bear?”

Peder Roberts – new docent at the Division

On Tuesday October 17 Peder Roberts held his docent lecture on the subject of “Polarforskningnens värde och berättigande: då och nu” (“The value of polar research: then and now”). Peder took the title from a 1932 article by the Swedish geographer Hans Ahlmann, in which Ahlmann defended polar research as a worthwhile endeavour characterised by … Continue reading “Peder Roberts – new docent at the Division”