SUSTAINABILITY and COLLAPSE in the Norse North Atlantic: Implications for Climate Adaptation Today
Anthropologist Thomas McGovern, Hunter College, City University of New York, has done archaeological fieldwork in the UK, Norway, France, the Caribbean, and NE US, but his main research work has been in the North Atlantic (Greenland, Iceland, Faeroes, and Shetland). McGovern was one of the founders of the North Atlantic Biocultural Organization (NABO, www.nabohome.org), and has served as NABO coordinator to the present. This international regional research cooperative has sponsored collaborative science, education, and outreach work from arctic Norway to Labrador, and its website now provides rich resources for science and education. In 2009 NABO was funded by NSF to explore the possibilities of taking this collaborative model global by connecting other regional interdisciplinary teams working in longterm human ecodynamics. McGovern is associate director of the Human Ecodynamics Research Center at the CUNY Graduate Center (http://herc.gc.cuny.edu/ ) and has served on multiple NSF and international panels on arctic and interdisciplinary research
This event is co-sponsored by the Dickey Center's Institute of Arctic Studies and the Stefansson Arctic Institute, Iceland. The Stefansson Memorial Lecture is an annual event established by the Stefansson Arctic Institute honoring the legacy of arctic explorer, anthropologist, and former Dartmouth faculty member Vilhjálmur Stefánsson (1879-1962).
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