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SCAR XXXIV WP17: Report from the History Group
Author: Cornelia Lüdecke
Important Issues or Factors:
Since 2013 biennial conferences of the History Expert Group are held jointly with the Humanities and Social Sciences Expert Group (HASSEG) at Cambridge (GB) and Fort Collins (USA), as well as sessions in alternate years at the SCAR OSC at Auckland (New Zealand). The History group intends to continue its collaboration with HASSEG in workshops and SCAR OSC sessions, which have seen an increase in number and quality of scholars and output.
The leader of the group was involved in the SCAR Horizon Scan process. Three SCAR History EG members edited the book Antarctica and the humanities, currently in press (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). In light of global developments that highlight the need for a cross-cutting integrated approach, recommendation 2 of the most recent review of SCAR’s structure and activities, ad increased bipolar collaboration, we are recommending that a Humanities and Social Sciences SSG be established. This also makes structural sense, enriching SCARs research portfolio through incorporating the humanities and social sciences (including history) in the SSG framework.
An annual budget of US$ 5.000 (plus carry-over from 2016) will be primarily disbursed to subsidize travel to the EG’s annual meetings, benefitting the following groups:
This will enable the broadest possible participation from junior scholars and scholars from developing countries with smaller Antarctic programmes.