Presentations & Lectures

PRESENTATIONS & LECTURES

Disseminating our project 

2021

Peter Martin, 1 July 2021: “Arctic Silence in Circulation: Mediating Inuit Geographical Knowledge”

‘Inequalities of Knowledge Production in Political Geography’ workshop

RGS-IBG Political Geography Research Group Biannual Workshop

 

Nanna Kaalund, 20 June 2021: “Technologies of Travel: Situating the Embodied Experience of Nineteenth-Century Euro-American Exploration in Northern Greenland”

10th International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (virtual) 

Northern Arctic Federal University, Arkhangelsk, Russia

 

John Woitkowitz, 19 June 2021: “The Open Polar Sea”

10th International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (virtual)

Northern Arctic Federal University, Arkhangelsk, Russia

 

Peter Martin, 19 June 2021: “The Search for the ‘Origins of the Inuit'”

10th International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (virtual)

Northern Arctic Federal University, Arkhangelsk, Russia

 

Nanna Kaalund, 19 June 2021: “Narratives of Smith Sound”

10th International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (virtual) 

Northern Arctic Federal University, Arkhangelsk, Russia

 

Richard Powell, 19 June 2021: “The Arctic Cultures project”

10th International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (virtual) 

Northern Arctic Federal University, Arkhangelsk, Russia

 

Peter Martin, 17 June 2021: ‘‘’The Irrepressible Naukum’: Arctic Indigenous Intermediaries and William Healey Dall’s Search for the ‘Origins of the Inuit'”

10th International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (virtual) 

Northern Arctic Federal University, Arkhangelsk, Russia

 

John Woitkowitz, 15 June 2021: “Taking the Long View: History, Science, and Diplomacy in the Making of German Arctic Research”

10th International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (virtual)

Northern Arctic Federal University, Arkhangelsk, Russia

 

John Woitkowitz, 11 June 2021: “Mission Stations and Meeting Places: Samuel Petrus Kleinschmidt and the Transimperial Science of the Second German Arctic Expedition, 1869-1870”

Greenland-Denmark 1721 + 300 = 2021 (virtual))

Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Nanna Kaalund, 11 June 2021: “Publishing ‘Danish Greenland’: Hinrich Rink and the making of an international community of researchers”

Greenland-Denmark 1721 + 300 = 2021 (virtual)

Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Peter Martin, 11 June 2021: “Anthropogeography in the Arctic: H.P. Steensby and study of the Inughuit”

Greenland-Denmark 1721 + 300 = 2021 (virtual)

Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Richard Powell, 11 June 2021: “Introduction to Arctic Cultures”

Greenland-Denmark 1721 + 300 = 2021 (virtual)

Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Richard Powell, 10 June 2021: Keynote Lecture, “Making Arctics: Sociality and Science in the Circumpolar North”

Greenland-Denmark 1721 + 300 = 2021 (virtual)

Royal Academy of Science and Letters, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

John Woitkowitz, 8 June 2021: “Measuring the Arctic: Transimperial Science and the Polar Geography of August Petermann, 1839-1878

Modern European History Research Seminar (virtual)

Faculty of History, University of Cambridge

 

John Woitkowitz, 12 May 2021: Measuring and Mapping the Arctic: Cartography and the Legacies of Nineteenth-Century Arctic Science”

APECS International Conference (virtual)

Association for Polar Early Career Scientists, AWI, Potsdam, Germany

 

Peter Martin, 16 February 2021: “Arctic Silence in Circulation: Mediating Inuit Geographical Knowledge”

London Group of Historical Geographers Seminar (virtual)

Institute of Historical Research, University of London

 

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2020

Nanna Kaalund, 19 November 2020: Josephine D. Peary’s constructions of humanity and environment in the high Arctic

‘The Anthropocene’ Reading Group (virtual)

Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge

 

Johanne Bruun, 4 November 2020: “Archiving Arctic ecologies in the early twentieth century: the field and its archival prostheses”

‘Geographies of Knowledge’ Seminar (virtual)

Department of Geography, University of Cambridge

 

Johanne Bruun, Nanna Kaalund, John Woitkowitz with Peter Martin and Richard Powell, 3 November 2020: Panelists and Chairs for “North Pole: Author Meets Critics”

‘Histories, Cultures, Environments and Politics’ Research Seminar (virtual)

Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge

 

Nanna Kaalund (and Sarah Pickman), 27 October 2020: “Breaking the Ice Ceiling: Trailblazing Women in the Arctic and Antarctic Science”

American Women of Science: Recovering History, Defining the Future (virtual)

Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

 

John Woitkowitz, 30 September 2020: “Ein unaufhaltsames Streben nach Erkenntnis’: Modernity, Science, and the Imperial Arctic Geography of August Petermann, 1852-1879”

44th Annual Meeting of the German Studies Association (virtual)
German Studies Association

 

Peter Martin, 21 September 2020: “‘Kalli on the Ship’: Indigenous Intermediaries and the Production of Arctic Knowledge”

Be Inspired Lecture (virtual)
Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers), London

 

Richard Powell, 17 September 2020: Fin de Siècle Method in Arctic Anthropology and Geography

RAI2020 Anthropology and Geography: Dialogues Past, Present and Future (virtual)
Royal Anthropological Institute, London

 

Peter Martin, 16 September 2020: “The Cartography of Kallihirua: Inughuit Abduction and Indigenous Map Making”

RAI2020 Anthropology and Geography: Dialogues Past, Present and Future (virtual)
Royal Anthropological Institute, London

 

Johanne Bruun, 15 September 2020: “Post-war Varsity Masculinities and the Arctic Field”

RAI2020 Anthropology and Geography: Dialogues Past, Present and Future (virtual)
Royal Anthropological Institute, London

 

Peter Martin, 17 July 2020:Indigenous Intermediaries and the Production of Arctic Knowledge

Fitzwilliam College Postdoctoral Society Conference (virtual)

Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

 

Nanna Kaalund, 8 July 2020: “Erasing and Creating the Arctic: the Function of Visual Culture in the ‘British Arctic Expedition’ of 1875-1876”

Global Digital History of Science Festival (virtual)

British Society for the History of Science

 

Nanna Kaalund (with Roland Jackson and Rachel Hewitt), 9 June 2020: “The Playground of Europe, Forbes, Tyndall and Le Blond”

Alpine Clubcast (virtual)

Alpine Club, London

 

Johanne Bruun, 30 April 2020: “Researching the field from home: The field and its doubles”

Polar Humanities and Social Sciences ECR Workshop (virtual)

Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge

 

Richard Powell and Peter Martin, 30 April 2020: “Objects at the Polar Museum

‘Legacies of Colonialism and Empire’ Workshop (virtual)

University of Cambridge Museums Network

 

Nanna Kaalund, 27 February 2020: “’The Admiralty has been keeping its pictures’: Visual Culture, George Nares, and the ‘British Arctic Expedition’ of 1875-1876”

‘The Frozen Deep: Voices from the Nineteenth-Century Arctic’ Symposium
Royal Holloway, University of London

 

Richard Powell, 27 February 2020: “Fin de Siècle Method in Arctic Anthropology and Geography

‘History of Arctic Anthropology’ Workshop
Royal Anthropological Institute, London

 

Peter Martin, 27 February 2020: “‘Kalli on the ship’: Inughuit Abduction and Disciplinary Formations

‘History of Arctic Anthropology’ Workshop
Royal Anthropological Institute, London

 

John Woitkowitz, Nanna Kaalund and Peter Martin, 10 January 2020: “Practical Sessions: Maps, Objects and Images of Arctic Formations”

Arctic Cultures Project Workshop 1: ‘Knowledge Formations  and Colonial Encounters in the Arctic’

Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge

 

Richard Powell, 9 January 2020: Keynote Lecture, “Framing a ‘Natural Regionand FormingArctic Cultures‘”

Arctic Cultures Project Workshop 1: ‘Knowledge Formations and Colonial Encounters in the Arctic’

Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge

 

Nanna Kaalund, 9 January 2020: “Observing the Observers: Suersaqs Ethnography

Arctic Cultures Project Workshop 1:Knowledge Formations and Colonial Encounters in the Arctic’

Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge

 

Peter Martin, 9 January 2020: “‘Kalli on the Ship’: Inughuit Abduction and Disciplinary Formations

Arctic Cultures Project Workshop 1: ‘Knowledge Formations  and Colonial Encounters in the Arctic’

Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge

 


2019

 

Richard Powell, 22 October 2019: Keynote Lecture, “Arctic Cultures

Cambridge Festival of Ideas

Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge

 

Nanna Kaalund, 11 October 2019: “Who is a (Scientific) Explorer? Reconsidering the Arctic Research of Tookoolito and Ebierbing”

‘Decolonising Science Narratives’ Conference

Science Museum, London

 

John Woitkowitz, 28 June 2019: “August Petermann and the Speculative Geography of the Open Polar Sea”

‘Shaped by the Sea: Histories of Ocean Science, Medicine, and Technology’ Conference

University of Manchester

 

Nanna Kaalund, 27 June 2019: “The Arctic Travels and Scientific Practices of Tookoolito and Eibierbing”

‘Shaped by the Sea: Histories of Ocean Science, Medicine, and Technology’ Conference

University of Manchester

 

Richard Powell, 19 June 2019: “Arctic Cultures and Social Sciences”

‘The Changing Canadian Arctic’ Workshop

UKRI, London

 

Nanna Kaalund and John Woitkowitz, 18 June 2019: “August Petermann, Elisha Kent Kane, and the Making of the Open Polar Sea”

Science Museum Research Seminar Series

Science Museum, London

 

John Woitkowitz, 5 June 2019: “Science, Networks, and Knowledge Communities: August Petermann and the Construction of the Open Polar Sea”

Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association

Vancouver, B.C., Canada

 

Richard Powell, 16 April 2019: “Arctic Cultures and Geopolitics”

IDG Summit
Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge

 

Richard Powell, 28 March 2019: Panelist

Explore Antarctica

Royal Society, London

 

Nanna Kaalund, 27 February 2019: “Transnational History of (Arctic) Science”

‘Geographies of Knowledge’ Seminar

Department of Geography, University of Cambridge

 

Richard Powell, 20 February 2019: “ARCTIC CULT”

Departmental Seminar

Department of Geography, University of Cambridge

 

Richard Powell, 12 February 2019: “ARCTIC CULT”

Departmental Seminar

Department of Geography, University of Sheffield

 

Richard Powell, 10 January 2019: “Writing the North?”

‘Arctic Politics’ Seminar Series

Aalborg University and University of Copenhagen, Denmark

 


2018

 

Richard Powell, 30 November 2018: “Brexit and the Arctic

Danish Institute for International Studies

Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Nanna Kaalund, 29 November 2018: A tale of Terror and Erebus: international collaboration and competition in the search for Franklin’s lost expedition

Darwin College Sciences Group

Darwin College, University of Cambridge

 

Richard Powell, Johanne Bruun, Nanna Kaalund, Mari Kleist and John Woitkowitz, 6 November 2018: “ERC ARCTIC CULT Launch Presentation”

Scott Polar Research Institute Research Seminar

Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge

 

Richard Powell, 24 January 2018: “Arctic Cultures”

‘Geographies of Knowledge’ Seminar

Department of Geography, University of Cambridge

 

Richard Powell, 12 January 2018: “Social Sciences and Humanities Research at the Scott Polar Research Institute”

‘Development of the UK-Russia Arctic Research and Collaboration Network’ Workshop

University of Cambridge


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