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The Antarctic for a better world 

2023 SCAR SC-HASS Conference: June 22nd-24th, Lisbon, Portugal 

The SCAR SCHASS Conference Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the theme and website for the 2023 SC-HASS Biennial Conference: The Antarctic for a Better World

Conference website:

After three years of restrictions and lockdowns, the time has finally come for an in-person SC HASS conference. What a timely opportunity this is! As human relations across the globe  destabilize, and our planet’s fragile ecosystems are threatened by climate change, Antarctica  remains a place of wonder, curiosity, and ingenuity, where humans from all four corners of the  world team-up with one shared purpose: The Antarctic for a better world. 

Papers will be welcomed from all disciplinary fields in the social sciences, humanities and arts  concerning the Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic regions. Interdisciplinary approaches are welcome, including those from the life and medical sciences.

Important dates:

The call for papers is currently open 

Deadline for submissions: February 13th, 2023 

Notification of acceptance: February 21st, 2023 

Early bird registration: Opens January 3rd 2023, ends May 1st, 2023

Regular registration: Starts May 2nd, 2023 and remains open until June  22nd, 2023 

Submission details

Submission types 

  • Panel session. For 3 to 5 speakers who wish to present a collection of papers on a common  topic.  
  • Round table. For 3 to 5 speakers who wish to promote reflection and active discussion on  common topic. 
  • Individual oral presentation. For anyone wishing to give an oral presentation on their research.
  • Individual poster. For anyone who wishes to present a poster on their research. 

Formatting requirements 

All abstracts, including for panel sessions, individual oral presentations, and posters should be  submitted: 

Abstract submission 

All abstracts must be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

For any inquiry regarding the abstracts, please contact the Chair of the Academic Planning  Committee: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


On behalf of the SCAR SC-HASS Biennial Conference Organizing Committee,

Pedro Marques-Quinteiro 

Convenor, 2023 SCAR SC-HASS Biennial Conference 

Associate Professor, ECEO, Universidade Lusófona  

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