Research

Integrating the Humanities into Antarctic Studies

  • Research Theme
    Oceans & Cryosphere
  • Cross-disciplinary Theme(s)
    Ocean-Antarctic Governance
  • Funded By

    Australian Research Council
    From 2012 to 2017

  • Principal Investigator
  • Project Summary

    With Antarctica currently taking a key role in climate change debate, it is vital that we understand the cultural meanings we attach to the continent and the attitudes we bring to it.This fellowship aims to create a rounded understanding of the Antarctic by integrating the humanities into what is currently a science-dominated research area. It examines the cultural significance of the southernmost continent as a place, as a travel destination, and as the source of compelling exploration narratives. Incorporating collaborations across a range of disciplines, including the sciences, it looks toward a new paradigm for disciplinary dialogue in Antarctic Studies, expanding our capacity to meet the complex challenges facing the continent.

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Authorised by the Executive Director, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
October 30, 2015