Depths and Surfaces: Understanding the Antarctic Region through the Humanities and Social Sciences       

5-7 July 2017, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart


Screen Shot 2016 08 12 at 9.35.28 am 768x485Antarctica rarely makes it onto the map of the humanities and social sciences. While artists have produced responses to the continent for centuries, non-scientific researchers have been reluctant to venture intellectually into the far southern latitudes. The continent’s lack of an indigenous or permanent human population, together with a popular Antarctic exceptionalism which frames the continent as immune to the political, social and economic forces that affect the rest of the globe, has made it seem off-limits to analysis outside of a scientific framework.

Increasingly, however, public attention is being drawn to Antarctica, as the surface of its ice plays host to tourists, proliferating stations, heroic re-enactments, and national manoeuvring; its icy depths reveal the environmental history of our planet; and its ocean currents ominously undermine the glaciers around its edges. While scientific efforts are crucial, understanding the Antarctic region – past, present and future – requires contributions across the disciplinary spectrum. This conference aims to bring together humanities, creative arts and social sciences researchers interested in the Antarctic, fostering a community of scholars who can act in concert with natural scientists to address the issues that face the Antarctic region.


Deadline for Abstracts: 3 March 2017 (see details below)

Further info: See both the attachment and http://antarctica-hasseg.com/biennial-conference-2017/

This HASSEG member directory may be useful in identifying new collaborators: http://antarctica-hasseg.com/2014/09/memberlist/

august 2017


 september 2017


Past Antarctic Ice Sheet Dynamics (PAIS) Conference 2017

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Past Antarctic Ice Sheet Dynamics (PAIS) Conference 2017
September 10-15th 2017 - Trieste - Italy

scarThe PAIS Geoscience SCAR Research Programme
http://www.scar.org/pais/ is hosting a programmatic conference on
September 10-15 th 2017 in Trieste (Italy).

The aim of the conference is to present recent results that address still open questions in understanding the sensitivity of the Antarctic Ice Sheet and its contribution to past and future sea level and climate change (http://www.scar.org/horizonscan Kennicutt M.C. Chown S. et al., Nature, 2014).

An important development in understanding and predicting Antarctic ice-sheet behaviour has been the validation and testing of ice sheet models on past climates with boundary conditions that are relevant to future projections.

While the focus of the conference will be on the latest developments in paleo-ice sheet and climate reconstructions using data and models, we also invite researchers and students from geodynamical, climatological, glaciological, oceanographic, ecosystem and ice cores communities, since their work is crucial for understanding the processes and dynamics of the integrated system.

All presentations will be in plenary oral and poster sessions, and each day will end with a plenary discussion to enable the maximum interaction of different groups and disciplines.

Workshops/satellite business meetings can be organized upon request, on Wednesday Sept. 13 th (afternoon), and/or on the week-end before or after the conference.

Studenci oraz młodzi naukowcy mogą ubiegać się o grant (Travel grant for students and early career scientists)


october 2017



 november 2017


Konferencja jubileuszowa Polskich Stacji Polarnych


Untitled 1W dniach 17 – 19 listopada 2017 w Warszawie odbędzie się międzynarodowa konferencja pt.:

Interdisciplinary Polar Studies in Poland

Konferencja jest organizowana w związku z obchodami

60. rocznicy powstania Polskiej Stacji Polarnej w Hornsundzie oraz
40. rocznicy powstania Polskiej Stacji Antarktycznej im. H. Arctowskiego. 

Organizatorzy: Komitet Badań Polarnych PAN, Centrum Studiów Polarnych, Instytut Geofizyki PAN, Instytut Biochemii i Biofizyki PAN

doniesienie 1 - pdf


We are pleased to announce and invite to the International Conference

Interdisciplinary Polar Studies in Poland

to Honor
60 th Anniversary of the Polish Polar Station in Hornsund, Svalbard, Arctic and
40 th Anniversary of the Arctowski Polish Antarctic Station, South Shetland Islands

The Conference co-organized by the Committee on Polar Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences will take place in Warsaw (Poland) on 17 – 19 November 2017

first information – pdf


december 2017