Keynote speakers

Michael Bravo, Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge

Michael Bravo is Head of the Circumpolar History and Public Policy Research Group at the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge and Adjunct Professor of Sociology, Political Science, and Community Planning at UiT. His work explores the intersections between the history of scientific travel, literature, and spatial orientation. His published work includes Narrating the Arctic (2002) and Arctic Geopolitics and Autonomy (2011) as well as many scholarly and popular articles. 

Susanne Frank, Humboldt University, Berlin

Susanne Frank is Professor of Eastern Slavic Literatures and Cultures at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. She has a PhD from the University of Konstanz and has studied Slavic literatures and history in Vienna, Konstanz and Moscow. Among her publications are Evidenz und Zeugenschaft (2013), Zwischen Apokalypse und Alltag. Kriegsnarrative des 20. und 21. Jhs (2009) and articles on the Soviet Arctic.

 

Monica Kristensen, polar explorer and author

Monica Kristensen is a glaciologist, explorer and author. She holds a doctorate from the University of Cambridge, has been on more than thirty expeditions to polar regions and was the first woman to lead an expedition in Antarctica, in 1986/87. In 1989 she received the Gold (Founders) Medal of the Royal Geographical Society for her research in Antarctica. She has published expedition narratives, documentaries and a series of crime novels set in Svalbard.



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