Early Career Workshop for ‘Polar Social Scientists’

This follow-up event brought together postgraduates and early career researchers, together with some leading scholars in the field, to discuss the latest research and wider career development issues.

09.00-16.30, Thursday 8 September 2011, Mansfield College, Oxford


0900-0915 Introduction
Dr Richard Powell, Oxford
0915-1015 Plenary: Publishing Polar Research
Prof. Klaus Dodds, Royal Holloway
1015-1100 Session 1 (two speakers):
‘The UK and the Shifting Geopolitics of the Arctic’
Duncan Depledge, Royal Holloway and RUSI
‘Quantifying Cooperation in a Polar Clique’
Elizabeth Deheza, RUSI
1100-1130 Coffee
1130-1300 Session 2 (four speakers):
‘Nano-particles and icebergs’
Michael Dangerfield, Oxford
‘On ice: politics, history and legal status’
Corine Wood-Donnelly, Brunel
‘Making sense of multiple governance in Nunavut’
Jackie Price, Cambridge
‘Representations and readings of Argentine territorial nationalism: the case of the southwest Atlantic and Antarctic territories’
Dr Matt Benwell, Liverpool
1300-1345 Lunch
1345-1500 Plenary: Comparative research on Arctic resources? (two speakers):
‘Lessons from Sakhalin?’
Prof. Michael Bradshaw, Leicester
‘Resource Extraction in Canada’
Dr Michael Bravo, Cambridge
1500-1530 Session 3 (one speaker):
‘(Mis)interpreting Russia’s Arctic Policy’
Dr Drew Foxall, Queen’s, Belfast
1530-1600 Tea
1600-1630 Closing Discussion