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Department of Anthropology

Arctic Studies Center

Schedule of Events

Ernest “Tiger” Burch Memorial Lecture

(Keynote to Symposium)
9 to 10:30 a.m.

Caribou, Cod, Climate, and Man: A Story of Life and Death in the Arctic by Prof. Morten Melgaard
Location: Baird Auditorium, Ground Floor, National Museum of Natural History. Open to the public.

Arctic Crashes: Human, Climate and Habitat Agency in the Eastern Arctic and North Atlantic

Sessions 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: Carolyn Rose Room, Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History (Pre-Registration is required; space is limited. RSVP on Eventbrite. Call 202-633-1887 or email ArcticS@si.edu for assistance with entry to the sessions. Group will meet to get badges before and after the keynote.)



Session ONE: CLIMATE CHANGE, ANIMAL CRASHES AND ABORIGINAL PEOPLE (Chair – Susan Kaplan)

11:00 – 11:10: Igor Krupnik (NMNH, Arctic Studies Center) – The Smithsonian ‘Arctic Crashes’ Project, 2014–2015: Short Introduction
11:10 – 11:35: William Fitzhugh and Walter Adey (NMNH, Smithsonian Institution) – Clashes, Crashes, and Causes: Examining the Dynamics of Labrador Inuit Population Movements
11:35 – 12:00: Bjarne Grønnow (The National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark) – Critical Transitions: Humans and Resources in High Arctic Greenland
12:00 – 12:25: Bernadette Driscoll Engelstad (NMNH, Arctic Studies Center) – Function and Cosmology/Predation and Prayer: The Art of Arctic Clothing Design
12:25 – 12:50: James Woollett (Université Laval, Québec, Canada) – Multidisciplinary Landscape History Research Related To Inuit Settlement In The North-Central Labrador Coast

12:50 – 2:00 – Lunch at NMNH

Session TWO: HISTORICAL COMMERCIAL HUNTING AND ANIMAL CRASHES (Chair – William Fitzhugh)

2:00 – 2:25: Moira McCaffrey (Independent Researcher, Ottawa, ON, Canada) – Walrus on the Îles De La Madeleine: A Cultural and Natural History
2:25 – 2:50: Brenna A. McLeod (Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, Halifax, Canada) – Examining the Impacts of 16th - 17th Century Basque Whaling on Whale Species in the Western North Atlantic
2:50 – 3:15: George Humbrecht (University of Maryland, College Park, MD) – Mobilizing the Past to Address Contemporary Issues in the Central Sub-Arctic North Atlantic: The DONOP Networks
3:15 – 3:40: Frigga Kruse, Arctic Centre (University of Groningen, Netherlands) – Arctic Crashes Caused by Early Commercial Hunting: The Case of the Bowhead Whale (Balaena mysticetus ) in Svalbard

3:40 – 4:00 – Coffee break

Session THREE: CHANGING VISIONS ON HUMAN-ANIMAL-HABITAT RELATIONS IN THE ARCTIC

4:00-4:25: Mark Madison (Chief Historian, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) - 130 YEARS OF GAME MANAGEMENT, WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT, ENDANGERED SPECIES RESTORATION, AND ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT: “OLD WINE IN NEW BOTTLES” OR EVOLVING PARADIGMS FOR A CHANGING PLANET
4:25-4:50: Carleton Ray (University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA) - “ARCTIC CRASHES”: A NATURALIST’S PERSPECTIVE
4:50-5:20: Charlie Inuarak, Enookie Inuarak (Pond Inlet, Nunavut, Canada) - OBSERVING AND HUNTING ARCTIC MARINE MAMMALS IN THE TIME OF CLIMATE/SEA ICE CHANGE – AN INUIT PERSPECTIVE
5:20-5:45: Thomas H. McGovern, Megan Hicks, Seth Brewington, Konrad Smiarowski, Arni Daniel Juliusson, Andy Dugmore, Ian Simpson, Richard Streeter - ‘CRASHES,’ NEAR MISSES, AND LONG-TERM SUSTAINABILITY IN THE NORSE NORTH ATLANTIC
5:45- 6:00: Torben Rick (NMNH, Anthropology) - ARCTIC ‘CRASHES’ AS A MODEL FOR HISTORIC HUMAN-ANIMAL RELATIONS (Concluding remarks)

Adjourn

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