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Adrian Howkins is Reader in Environmental History at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom. His research focuses on the environmental history of the polar regions, especially Antarctica. He is author of The Polar Regions: An Environmental History (2016) and Frozen Empires: an Environmental History of the Antarctica Peninsula (2017) and is co-editor of Antarctica and the Humanities (2016). He is co-Principal Investigator on the McMurdo Dry Valleys Long Term Ecological Research site in Antarctica and is currently working on a book project on the history of this ice-free region. He has been a member of the SCAR History Group, which preceded SC-HASS, since its inaugural meeting in Munich in 2005.

Research Projects:

  • McMurdo Dry Valleys Long Term Ecological Research Site

Areas of Interest:

  • Environmental history
  • History of Science
  • Geopolitics
  • Religion in Antarctica
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration

For publications: see Research Output.

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