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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). ...

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 ...

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 ...

Warning Call from the High North

Open Seminar: Friday 5 April 2019, from 13:00 to 16:00 at the Nordic House in Reykjavík. Climate science shows how the dynamics of the „cryosphere“ – the world´s snow and icecovered regions – are evidence for the urgency of keeping global warming within 1.5°C this century. High ambition for emissions reductions are key to preventing ever-growing global impacts from climate change. This is because later timing of ...

Stefansson Memorial Lecture 2018

2018 Stefansson Memorial Lecture will be held at the University of Washington, Seattle, December 5, 2018 (CMU 120, 15.30-17.00). Professor Leslie King at Royal Roads University in Canada presents the lecture. Title: Learning from Northern Peoples. The lecture is open to the public. The Stefansson Arctic Institute and the Institute of Arctic Studies at Dartmouth College , supported by the Evelyn Nef Stefansson Endowment, sponsor the annual lecture. The lecture is commemoration of the explorer and anthropologist Vilhjálmur Stefansson - his life, work and vision for the Arctic.

ICECHANGE meeting in Reykjavík

Meeting of Project Förändringens reflektioner: Naturen i litterära och historiska källor från Island ca. 800 till 1800/Reflections of Change: The Natural World in Literary and Historical Sources from Iceland ca. AD 800 to 1800 (ICECHANGE) On 1 September 2018 a meeting took place of the ICECHANGE project http://www.svs.is/is/verkefni/icechange at Hannesarholt in Reykjavík. All five ICECHANGE members took part ...

ARCPATH Annual Meeting 2018

Twenty-six team members and invitees from the Nordic Centre of Excellence project Arctic Climate Predictions - Pathways to Resilient, Sustainable Societies (ARCPATH) met at the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Centre (NERSC) in Bergen, Norway during 6-7 September 2018 for the annual project meeting. The meeting was organised by: Yongqi Gao (ARCPATH leader, NERSC); Astrid Ogilvie (ARCPATH co-leader, SAI); and Kjetil Lygre, Project Manager at NERSC. The meeting was also ...

Public Presentation: The 1871 Whaling Disaster and the Search for the Lost Fleet

In September of 1871, 32 whaling ships were caught in the ice along the shore of the Arctic Ocean in Alaska. More than 1200 people were stranded. The raging winds and grinding ice surrounding them made survival only a remote possibility. An event of historical significance, leading to the end of Yankee Whaling in the early 20th Century. More...

Seminar: Arctic Indigenous Peoples: A Dialogue and Perspectives on Common Concerns for Sustainable Societies

Seminar and Roundtable discussion, Nordic House, Reykjavík, 14:00 – 16:45. Open to the public. Date: 15 May 2018 Time: 14:00 – 15:00 More...

Master’s Program Director: Coastal Communities

The University Centre of the Westfjords is searching for an energetic individual to fill the demanding role of director of the new master’s program in Coastal Communities and Regional Development. The University Centre of the Westfjords is home to an international, multidisciplinary master’s program in Coastal and Marine Management, with around 40-50 active master’s students each year, and ...