In recent years, a community has developed with interests in the social sciences and humanities, including the history of Antarctica. The emergence of this topic in the Antarctic community has been spurred by the inclusion of the “human dimensions” as a major theme during the International Polar Year 2007-2008. While this theme was of particular relevance to the Arctic, in recognition of the importance of indigenous peoples, it was evident that such activities are also significant in the Antarctic region and therefore to SCAR.
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Joint SCAR History, Humanities and Social Sciences Conference 2015
Joint SCAR History, Humanities and Social Sciences conference was held at Colorado State University in Fort Collins/Boulder (Colorado, USA) on 20-23 May 2015, entitled: "Antarctic Wilderness: Perspectives from History, the Humanities and the Social Sciences". The report of the workshop is on the Humanities Publications page.
Joint SCAR History EG and SCAR Social Sciences EG session 2014
A joint Humanities session was held at the SCAR OSC in Auckland (New Zealand) on 28 August 2014 entitled: "Presence of the past and methods and innovations in polar social sciences". The report of the joint session is on the Humanities Publications page.
Joint SCAR History EG and SCAR Social Sciences AG Workshop
A joint workshop was held by the History EG and Social Sciences AG at the British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK from 1-5 July 2013. The workshop was co-sponsored by SCAR and BAS. The report of the workshop is on the Humanities Publications page.