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+ Publications


Reports to Delegates and Executive Committee Meetings:

 

Workshop Abstracts and Reports:

 

+ Research Output Summary

Research Output Summary [ROS] – Wilderness

Antarctic Wilderness Project Publications – Chronological Order

By: Bastmeijer, Bishop, Guyomard, Hemmings, Keys, O’Reilly, Maher, Roura, Summerson, Tin

Also available to download as a pdf pdf from the SCAR Library (129 KB) .

1. Academic Articles & Chapters

  1. Bastmeijer, K. (2005) Managing human activities in Antarctica: Should wilderness protection count? New Zealand Yearbook of International Law 2: 335-353. www.researchgate.net/publication/228227919

  2. Maher, P.T. (2007) Advocating for Antarctic Wilderness: Short-term visits and Human Values. In A. Watson and J. Sproull (Eds.) Science and Stewardship to Protect and Sustain Wilderness Values: Eighth World Wilderness Congress Symposium: September 30 – 6 October, 2005, Anchorage, Alaska USA: 170-177. Fort Collins: Rocky Mountain Research Station. Science-and-Stewardship-to-Protect-and-Sustain-Wilderness-Values.pdf

  3. Tin, T., Hemmings, A.D. and Roura, R. (2008) Pressures on the Wilderness Values of the Antarctic Continent. International Journal of Wilderness 14(3): 7-12. www.wild.org/.../ijwdec08_tin.pdf

  4. Bastmeijer, K. (2009) Protecting Polar Wilderness: Just a Western Philosophical Idea or a Useful Concept for Regulating Human Activities in the Polar Regions? The Yearbook of Polar Law 1: 73-99. papers.ssrn.com/.../abstract_id=1295430

  5. Tin, T. and Hemmings, A.D. (2011) Challenges in Protecting the Wilderness of Antarctica. In: A. Watson, J. Murrieta-Saldivar and B. McBride (Eds.), Science and Stewardship to Protect and Sustain Wilderness Values: Ninth World Wilderness Congress Symposium: November 6-13, 2009, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico: 147-152. Fort Collins: Rocky Mountain Research Station. www.fs.fed.us/.../rmrs_p064_147_152.pdf

  6. Tin, T., Bastmeijer, K., O’Reilly, J. and Maher, P. (2011) Public Perception of the Antarctic Wilderness: Surveys from an Educated, Environmentally Knowledgeable European Community. In: A. Watson, J. Murrieta-Saldivar and B. McBride (Eds.), Science and Stewardship to Protect and Sustain Wilderness Values: Ninth World Wilderness Congress Symposium: November 6-13, 2009, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico: 109-117. Fort Collins: Rocky Mountain Research Station. www.fs.fed.us/.../rmrs_p064_109_117.pdf

  7. Summerson, R. and Tin, T. (2011) Protection of the Wilderness and Aesthetic Values of Antarctica: Geographical Information Systems (GIS) as a Tool. In A. Watson, J. Murrieta-Saldivar and B. McBride (Eds.), Science and Stewardship to Protect and Sustain Wilderness Values: Ninth World Wilderness Congress Symposium: November 6-13, 2009, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico: 178-181. Fort Collins: Rocky Mountain Research Station. www.fs.fed.us/.../rmrs_p064_178_181.pdf

  8. Summerson, R. and Bishop, I. (2011) Aesthetic value in Antarctica: beautiful or sublime? The Polar Journal 1(2): 225-250. doi/full/10.1080/2154896X.2011.626626

  9. Bastmeijer, K. (2011) Intergenerational Equity and the Antarctic Treaty system: Continued Efforts to Prevent ‘Mastery’. The Yearbook of Polar Law 3: 635-682. papers.ssrn.com/.../abstract_id=1762039

  10. Summerson, R. (2012) Protection of Wilderness and Aesthetic Values in Antarctica. 77-112 in F. Huettman (Ed.) Protection of the Three Poles. Tokyo: Springer. www.springer.com/gp/book/9784431540052

  11. Summerson, R. & Bishop, I. (2012) The impact of human activities on wilderness and aesthetic values in Antarctica. Polar Research 31: 10858. polarresearch.net/index.php/polar/article/view/2614

  12. Tin, T. & Summerson, R. (2013) Growing Human Footprint, Diminishing Wilderness in Antarctica. International Journal of Wilderness 19(3): 10-13 & 36. www.researchgate.net/publication/270507414

  13. Carver, S. & Tin, T. (2013) Mapping and Modelling Wilderness Values in Antarctica. Leeds: Wildland Research Institute. www.researchgate.net/publication/317264988

  14. Summerson, R. (2013). Wilderness and Aesthetic Values of Antarctica. In Daniela Liggett and Alan D. Hemmings (Eds.) Exploring Antarctic Values: 22-47. Christchurch: Gateway Antarctica. pdf SSAG-proceedings-2013 (1.85 MB)

  15. Tin, T. (2013) Environmental advocacy in the Antarctic Treaty System – a personal view from the 2000s. The Polar Journal 3(2): 415-430. doi/full/10.1080/2154896X.2013.861264

  16. Neufeld, E., O’Reilly, J., Summerson, R. & Tin, T. (2014) Valuing Antarctica: emerging views from international studies. 233-252 in Tin, T., Liggett, D., Maher, P.T. & Lamers, M. (eds.) Antarctic Futures: Human engagement with the Antarctic environment. Dordrecht: Springer. www.springer.com/gp/book/9789400765818

  17. Roura, R.M. & Tin, T. (2014) Strategic Thinking and the Antarctic Wilderness: Contrasting Alternative Futures. In: T. Tin, D. Liggett, P. Maher, and M. Lamers (Eds.) Antarctic Futures: Human Engagement with the Antarctic Environment: 253–271. Dordrecht: Springer. www.springer.com/gp/book/9789400765818

  18. Bastmeijer, K. & Tin, T. (2014) Antarctica – A Wilderness Continent for Science: The ‘Public’s Dream as a Mission Impossible? in Alfredsson, G., Koivurova, T. and Ágústsson, H.O. (eds), 6 The Yearbook of Polar Law. Boston/Leiden: Brill/Martinus Nijhoff. www.researchgate.net/publication/262186987

  19. Bastmeijer, K. (2014) Addressing Weak Legal Protection of Wilderness: Deliberate Choices and Drawing Lines on the Map. In: Steffen Fritz and Steve Carver (Ed.), Mapping Wilderness: Concepts, Techniques and Applications of GIS, Heidelberg/Dordrecht/New York: Springer. www.researchgate.net/publication/262378973

  20. Tin, T. (2014) Looking into the future of the Antarctic wilderness. International Journal of Wilderness, 20(3). www.researchgate.net/publication/270507133

  21. Deary, H., & Tin, T. (2015) Antarctic Treaty Consultative Parties’ Engagement in Wilderness Protection at Home and in Antarctica. The Polar Journal 5(2). www.researchgate.net/publication/281476935


2. Theses

  1. Summerson, R.M.V. (2013) The Protection of Wilderness and Aesthetic Values in Antarctica. PhD thesis, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, The University of Melbourne. minerva-access.unimelb.edu.au/handle/11343/38369


3. Resolutions

  1. Resolutions from WILD9, the 9th World Wilderness Congress. Resolution 14: Protection of Antarctica’s wilderness values. www.wild.org/.../Res14_Eng.pdf


4. Diplomatic Papers at Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings

  1. New Zealand (2011) Understanding concepts of Footprint and Wilderness related to protection of the Antarctic environment. Working Paper 35. XXXIV ATCM [CEP XIV – 7d], Buenos Aires.
    - English
    - French
    - Russian
    - Spanish

  2. New Zealand / Netherlands (2012) Concepts for Wilderness protection in Antarctica using tools in the Protocol. Working Paper 50. XXXV ATCM [CEP XV – 7d], Hobart.
    - English
    - French
    - Russian
    - Spanish

  3. New Zealand / Netherlands (2012) Further information about wilderness protection in Antarctica and use of tools in the Protocol. Information Paper 60. XXXV ATCM [CEP XV – 7d], Hobart. ATCM35_ip060_e.doc

  4. New Zealand (2013) Possible guidance material to assist Parties to take account of wilderness values when undertaking environmental impact assessments. Working Paper 35. XXXVI ATCM [CEP XVI – 9d], Brussels.
    - English
    - French
    - Russian
    - Spanish

  5. New Zealand (2013) Intersessional report on the provision of guidance material to assist Parties to take account of wilderness values when undertaking environmental impact assessments. Information Paper 39. XXXVI ATCM [CEP XVI – 9d], Brussels. ATCM36_ip039_e.doc

  6. ASOC [Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition] (2013). Mapping and modelling wilderness values in Antarctica. Contributions to CEP’s work in developing guidance material on Wilderness Protection using Protocol tools. Information Paper 60. XXXVI ATCM [CEP XVI – 9d], Brussels. ATCM36_ip060_e.doc

  7. ASOC [Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition] (2014). Antarctic Resolution at the 10th World Wilderness Conference. Information Paper 69. XXXVII ATCM [CEP XVII – 9d], Brasilia. ATCM37_ip069_e.doc

  8. ASOC [Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition] (2014). Managing Human Footprint, Protecting Wilderness: A Way Forward. Information Paper 71 rev.1. XXXVII ATCM [CEP XVII – 9d], Brasilia. ATCM37_ip071_rev1_e.doc

 

+ The Lewander Lecture

The “Lewander Lecture”, originally presented by the SCAR History Expert Group, is now presented by a historian from SC-HASS. It is given during the SCAR Open Science Conference (SCAR OSC) or during the SC-HASS Conference, in memory of our Swedish friend, Lisbeth Lewander, who passed away in early 2012, and her inspiring work on the history of polar research.

The annual "Lewander Lecture" is chosen by the co-chair of SC-HASS, historian Cornelia Lüdecke, and the co-convenors from the abstracts submitted to SC-HASS history sessions of the biennial SCAR OSCs or to history sessions of the alternate biennial SC-HASS Conferences.

The lecture should demonstrate the value of dealing with polar history from diverse points of view, as well as the importance of sharing ideas and experiences with the next generation of scholars in order to widen involvement in the field. The lecture should be inspiring and deal either with new methods and ideas related to the history of polar research, or with knowledge based on decades of original research.

The Lewander Lecture was conceived in 2012 by Antarctic Polar Early-Career Scientists and Senior Scientists who knew Lisbeth Lewander personally through various conferences and workshops:
Cornelia Lüdecke (Chair SCAR History Expert Group, Germany), Aant Elzinga (Sweden), Adrian Howkins (USA), Pedar Roberts (France), Consuelo Leon Wöppke (Chile) and Lize-Marié van der Watt (South Africa).


List of Lewander Lectures

2019

Nelson Llanos (Chile):
"Housewives in Antarctica: A chronicle of power and gender in the white continent, 1980's"


2018

Lisa Bloom (USA):
"Polar Art and Climate Change: Perceptual Shifts in Polar History Mediated by Art"


2017

Consuelo Leon Wöppke (Chile):
"Chilean Antarctic Historiography: Main Contributions and New Trends"


2016

Adrian Howkins (USA): 
"Changing patterns of human activity in the McMurdo Dry Valleys since the 1950s"


2015

Peder Roberts (Sweden):
"Enriching polar environments through animals: the curious history of bipolar animal transfers"


2014

Elizabeth Leane (Australia):
"The Macquarie Island penguin-harvesting controversy. Science, celebrity and media in a subantarctic wildlife campaign"


2013

Victoria Nuviala and Ximena Senatore (Argentina):
"Figures in the Fog: Ways of telling the Antarctic whaler's history (20th century, Antarctica)"


2012

Heidi Prozesky and Lize-Marié van der Watt (both South Africa):
"The triple burden of masculinity: A gender analysis of South African Antarctic and sub-Antarctic science, c. 1961-2011"

 

+ Data

Metadata from the former Humanities and Social Sciences Expert Group (HASSEG) can be made available upon request.

Due to confidentiality and human ethics restrictions, original research data cannot be made publicly available.

+ Links


Humanities and Social Sciences Conferences

Joint Humanities and Social Sciences workshops and conferences have been held since 2013.  Details are on the Humanities and Social Sciences Meetings page.


2017 Humanities and Social Sciences Conference video

A short video was created during the 2017 Humanities and Social Sciences Conference:

HASSEG Conference 2017: Understanding the Antarctic region through the Humanities and Social Sciences (short version) from Stephen Curtain on Vimeo.

A longer version of the video is available at vimeo.com/229227070.


Antarctic Legacy of South Africa (ALSA)

ALSA aims to collect and archive electronically photographs and other items of interest relating to the history of South Africa’s involvement “down South” from the heroic age of Antarctic exploration (and before) right up to the present day.


'Taming the Leviathan'

This is a project of the University of St Andrews' Special Collections to catalogue papers they hold on whaling, seal hunting and fishing, including extensive records on whaling in the Southern Ocean during the 20th Century.  Follow the links below for details: