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INSTAAR seminar 15 February 2021 - Living with climate change: An intellectual journey

Speaker: Astrid Ogilvie, INSTAAR and Stefansson Arctic Institute. Rather than speak about one specific project or some particular aspect of her research, she talked about her own intellectual journey and how it has been shaped by the topic of ...
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Doctoral defence in Environment and Natural Resources

Tom Barry will defend his doctoral dissertation at the University of Iceland on January 27, 2021. The dissertation is entitled The Arctic Council An Agent of Change? Tom is a geographer with a B.A. in Geography and Archaeology; and a Masters in Geography from the University College Cork, Ireland. Tom is the Executive Secretary for the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), the biodiversity working ...
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Dr Edward Huijbens TED talk

Dr. Edward Huijbens, a professor at the University of Wageningen and a researcher at the Stefansson Arctic Institute, gave a TED talk in October 2020 on how we need to rethink our ideas about travel in the light of ...
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Hermann Pálsson Memorial Lecture on YouTube

Dr Astrid Ogilvie gave the Hermann Pálsson Memorial Lecture on the occasion of the annual conference of the Scottish Society for Northern Studies on Saturday 21 November 2020. The event was titled On the Horizon: Scotland, the Sea, and the Northern World. Dr Ogilvie´s lecture titled Weather as Magic and Metaphor in the ...
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New report: Mapping Arctic Research in Iceland

The report Mapping Arctic Research in Iceland has been published in cooperation between The Icelandic Centre for Research, Stefansson Arctic Institute and the Icelandic ...
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The 2020 Stefansson Memorial Lecture, December1

The Stefansson Memorial Lecture will be held on December 1, 2020. The annual Stefansson Memorial Lectures are delivered in commemoration of the explorer and anthropologist Vilhjálmur Stefansson - of his life, work and vision for the Arctic. These lectures are generally held around the time of Stefansson's birthday, November 3. This time the lecture is delivered by Dr Margaret Willson, the author ...
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Master's Defense

On November 3rd, 2020, Sveinbjörg Smáradóttir, an SVS staff member, defended her MA thesis at the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Akureyri. The thesis´s title is Social Media and Quality of Life among Young Adults in Northern Iceland and it is related to the Arctic Youth and Sustainable Futures project, which is on-going international research led by Dr. Joan Nymand Larsen at the Stefansson Arctic ...
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Hermann Pálsson Memorial Lecture, 21 November

Dr Astrid Ogilvie will give the Hermann Pálsson Memorial Lecture on the occasion of the annual conference of the Scottish Society for Northern Studies on Saturday 21 November 2020. The event, titled On the Horizon: Scotland, the Sea, and the Northern World, will take place virtually using Zoom. Consisting of four papers and a brief panel discussion, the conference will highlight current cross-disciplinary research on the ...
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Online Conference 5 Nov. 2020

Stefansson Arctic Institute researchers Dr. Catherine Chambers and Dr. Níels Einarsson will discuss “The Humans – Reflections on Icelanders and Arctic Research in the Anthropocene”, at the online conference on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 2 PM UTC+01. The Centre for Arctic Studies at the University of Iceland, the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network and the West Nordic Council in collaboration with the Nordic House, the Icelandic Chairmanship of the Arctic Council and the Arctic Circle have organized a series of online discussions, taking place in the fall of 2020, on key Arctic issues highlighted by ...
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Dr Astrid Ogilvie: Online lecture, Friday 25 September 2020

Online lecture by Dr Astrid Ogilvie at the University of the Highlands and Islands, Friday 25th September, 16.00-17.00 UK time. The lecture‘s title is Reflections of Change: The Natural World in Literary and Historical Sources from Iceland ca. AD 800 to 1800. As part of the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute Research series this seminar on the environmental history of Iceland looks at weather, climate, and other environmental information in Icelandic literature from the Early Medieval period until c.1800. The famous...
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