|25 Jan 2023||14:30 – 16:30||Seminar Room 1, Darwin College, Newnham Terrace, Cambridge CB3 9EU|
- Johan Gärdebo (Visiting Researcher at the Cambridge Centre for History and Economics, Cambridge)
- Nanna Kaalund (Aarhus University)
Sverker Sörlin (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm)
In this session, we will discuss the (geo)political side of Arctic and Antarctic regions. What is the difference between the polar regions? Who do they ‘belong’ to, and how has power and knowledge over the Arctic and Antarctica historically been gained? Who has access to the places and the data about it? We invite contributions from Johan Gärdebo, Naana Kaalund, and Sverker Sörlin before a joint discussion about the histories of knowledge and control of these regions.
Optional background readings
Dean, K. et al. (2008) ‘Data in Antarctic science and politics’, Social Studies of Science, 38(4), pp. 571–604.
Kaalund, Nanna Katrine Luders. ‘Explorations in the Icy North : How Travel Narratives Shaped Arctic Science in the Nineteenth Century‘. Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century. Pittsburgh, Pa: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2021.
- Sörlin, Sverker and Klaus Dodds. ‘Ice humanities: living, working, and thinking in a melting world’ in Ice Humanities. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2022.
- Yusoff, Kathryn (ed., 2008): ‘Bipolar’, Art Catalyst.