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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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New research project: JUSTNORTH

New research project: JUSTNORTH – Toward Just, Ethical and Sustainable Arctic Economies, Environments and Societies Researchers at the Stefansson Arctic institute have been successful in securing EU funding with a consortium of 15 partners for a project on Arctic sustainable development. The project is JUSTNORTH – Toward Just, Ethical and Sustainable Arctic Economies, Environments and Societies. JUSTNORTH has been awarded ...
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Cryosphere 2020: Symposium in Reykjavík, 21-24 September 2020

The Icelandic Meteorological Office, the WMO Global Cryosphere Watch (GCW) and the International Glaciological Society (IGS) will, in cooperation with several international scientific organizations and research institutes, including the Stefansson Arctic Institute, host a symposium on the Earth’s Cryosphere in Reykjavík, Iceland, 21–24 September, 2020. Registration is open. See...
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Nansen Professorship Inaugural Lecture

The new Nansen Professor, Gunnar Rekvig, will give his inaugural lecture at the University of Akureyri on Thursday, 28 November 2019 at 12:00 to 13:00 in M102. Click on heading for more info.
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ASSW 2020 Travel Support

Travel support for attending the Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) in Akureyri, Iceland, 27 March - 2 April 2020 is currently available. Application dead-line is 12 December 2019. Late applications will not be considered. No exceptions will be made. Click on headline for more.
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New Nansen Professor at the University of Akureyri

Gunnar Rekvig has been selected as the 2019-2020 Nansen Professor in Arctic studies at the University of Akureyri. Rekvig holds a PhD in International and Regional Studies from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS), and an MPhil degree in Peace and Conflict Transformation from UiT The Arctic University of Norway. He was previously an Assistant Professor at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, World Language and ...
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Stefansson Memorial Lecture 2019

The 2019 Vilhjálmur Stefansson Memorial Lecture was held in Reykjavík on 10 October. This year the attended the lecture formed part of the Arctic Circle Assembly programme. The lecture, titled „An Arctic without End: Visions for our Planet in an Age of the Anthropocene“ was presented by Dr. Michael Bravo of the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge University. Introductory speeches were also made by Dr. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, chairman of ...
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The St Andrews Article Prize

The St Andrews Article Prize has been awarded for a publication deriving from the ICECHANGE project. The article is titled: Iceland, Greenland, and the New Human Condition: A case study in integrated environmental humanities, which appeared in Global and Planetary Change Vol 156 in Sept 2017. The authors of the paper are: Steven Hartman (Visiting Professor at Mälardalen University and Senior Affiliate Scientist at SAI); Astrid Ogilvie (Senior Scientist at SAI); Jón Haukur Ingimundarson (Senior Scientist at SAI) as well as Andrew Dugmore (University of Edinburgh); George Hambrecht (University of Maryland); and Thomas McGovern (City University of New York). ...
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Available Position: Nansen Visiting Professorship in Arctic Studies 2019/2020

The University of Akureyri is accepting applications for the Nansen visiting professorship based on a cooperation between the governments of Iceland and Norway. The Nansen Professorship in Arctic Studies at the University of Akureyri is a tribute to the famous Norwegian polar scientist and humanist Fridtjof Nansen and is awarded for an academic year, with the possibility of an extension up to ...
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Map-Making and Geography in Iceland

In 2017 Astrid Ogilvie was awarded a grant from the the research fund of Sigrún Á. Sigurðardóttir and Haraldur Sigurðsson, librarian and distinguished map historian (Rannsóknarsjóður Sigrúnar Á. Sigurðardóttur og Haralds Sigurðssonar). This fund is administered by RANNÍS (The Icelandic Centre for Research). The project, entitled The Foundations of ...
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