“North by Degree: An International Conference on Arctic Exploration, 1850-1940”
21-23 May, 2008 - Conference
24 May, 2008 - Arctic Exploration Film Festival
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Established and emerging scholars will present papers reporting on their new research. Discussion sessions will aim at advancing research on the history of Arctic exploration. The film festival will feature rare archival footage of various explorers.
The Academy of Natural Sciences, American Philosophical Society, The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center (Bowdoin College), and Philadelphia Area Center for the History of Science (PACHS) invite you to attend the “North By Degree” conference and film festival to be held May 21-24, 2008 in Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Sessions are built around the following themes:
Nationalism, identity, and exploration of northern regions
Consequences of culture contact between Inuit and Westerners
Issues of race and gender on expeditions
The culture of the explorer
Technological advancements and their impact on Arctic exploration
Increased understanding of the natural world
Arctic exploration as reflected in popular culture
The conference will take place at the American Philosophical Society and The Academy of Natural Sciences and is funded in part by a grant to PACHS from the National Science Foundation.
For pre-registration and program information please go to:
The film festival will take place Saturday morning, May 24, 2008 at The Academy of Natural Sciences and will feature rare motion picture footage of various Arctic explorers.
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