Polar Related Meetings
- International Conference «The History of the Arctic Exploration: from the Past to the Future»
- 12.09.2012 - 13.09.2012
- Conferences, Meetings, and Workshops of Interest to Polar Researchers
An international conference “History of the Arctic Exploration: from the Past to the Future” will be held at Northern (Arctic) Federal University (NArFU), Arkhangelsk, Russia on 12-13 September, 2012. The aim of the conference is to discuss the history of the Arctic exploration, as well as different discourses, narratives and perspectives connected to the exploration of the Arctic. Russian and foreign scholars will discuss the Arctic exploration history in a variety of perspectives including political and economic issues, cultural heritage, geographical explorations and discoveries. The focus of the conference will be on knowledge in, for and about the Arctic, “old” and “new” visions and stories of the Arctic.
The year 2012 is a special year for the Russian Federation from the Arctic exploration history perspective: it is 75 years anniversary of the first drifting station "North Pole", 100 years anniversary of the Hydrometeorological Service of the North establishment, 100 years anniversary of three Russian Arctic expeditions to the North Seas, 80 years anniversary of General Directorate of the Northern Sea Route establishment. A number of commemorative events dedicated to the history of the Arctic exploration in Russia will take place this year and the international conference “History of the Arctic Exploration: from the Past to the Future” is one of them. The history of the Arctic exploration is full of both bright and dramatic events, the vision and image of the Arctic changed over the time. At present the Arctic is seen as an area with huge potential. Natural resources, sea routes and transportation in the Arctic seas make the Arctic a zone of diverse geopolitical interests, sometimes conflicting, that enhance new forms of cooperation.
The Conference program will include the following panels:
1. History of geographical discoveries of the Arctic
2. History of the Arctic development
3. The Arctic exploration history
4. Exploration and preservation of the Arctic cultural heritage
5. Indigenous people – the guardians of the Arctic history
6. History of the Arctic navigation
7. The history of the international cooperation in the Arctic
8. The history of interregional relationships in the Arctic
Preliminary Conference program
11.09.2012 Arrival of participants, accommodation.
12.09.2012 Plenary session, panels
13.09.2012 Panels, social activities, networking
14.09.2012 Departure of participants
Abstracts should not exceed 1000 words. The heading of the theses should contain the name, the authorship, organization, full address.
Contacts and additional information
Vsevolod OSIPOV – assistant of the rector of NArFU, head of the secretariat; tel.: +7 8182 412870 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +7 8182 412870 end_of_the_skype_highlighting; firstname.lastname@example.org