Humanities and Social Sciences Expert Group (HASSEG)
The Humanities and Social Sciences Expert Group SCAR (HASSEG) brings together researchers in the humanities and social sciences with an interest in the Antarctic region. The group facilitates the exchange of news, publications and research ideas, and organizes regular conferences and workshops. We also organize research projects around different topics - the first was “Exploring Antarctic Values”.
HASSEG was formed as an Action Group under the umbrella of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) in 2010 by a group of international scholars with the aim of fostering new approaches to Antarctic research grounded in the humanities and social sciences. In 2014, it became a SCAR Expert Group.
The Expert Group has an international executive committee that provides leadership to the group and reports to SCAR. The Expert Group is currently co-chaired by Daniela Liggett and Elizabeth Leane.
HASSEG organizes sessions, panels and other events at the biennial SCAR Open Science conferences.
Researchers with an interest in the Antarctic humanities and social sciences topics are welcome to become members of the Humanities and Social Sciences Expert Group (HASSEG) and are invited to share their ideas of suitable research projects. A website for interested researchers, which includes a membership directory, can be accessed at: