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Standing Committee on the Humanities and Social Sciences (SC-HASS)

Conference report by Iqra Choudhry

The 2019 Standing Committee on the Humanities and Social Sciences (SC-HASS) Conference was held in Ushuaia in April 2019. It was attended by 125 participants and covered themes such as historical strategies of exploration, present challenges for the Antarctic treaty System, tourism in Antarctica, public engagement, and Antarctic culture and literature.

Other topics for discussion included:

  • The values of Antarctic heritage from monuments to landscape aesthetics, and potential future directions for the ATC heritage regime,
  • Perceptions of Antarctica among History and Geography teachers,
  • Heritage of scientific projects, such as the history and heritage of radio echo-sounding development.

The final lecture of the conference was the Lewander lecture on “Housewives in Antarctic: A Chronicle of power and gender in the white continent, 1980” by Nelson Llanos.

Read Iqra’s full report in the main SCAR News item.