1901, Dr. Otto Nordenskjöld sailed to Antarctica with a group of Swedish researchers. The original plan was to stay on the continent for a year, but in February 1903, their ship Antarctic froze in the ice of the Weddell Sea and sank. The crew and researchers eventually where rescued by an Argentine ship.
In 2020, Swedish and Argentine researchers made a journey in Nordenskjöld's footsteps. The purpose was partly to study cultural heritage processes, but also to document the remains and produce a knowledge base for conservation efforts.
About the Speakers
Gunnar Almevik is professor at the Department of Conservation, University of Gothenburg. His research concerns cultural perspectives on crafts, buildings and built environments, and has a methodological focus on questions related to cultural heritage, material culture and making.
Jonathan Westin is associate professor in conservation and research coordinator at the Centre for Digital Humanities at Gothenburg University. He is a cluster leader within the Centre for Critical Heritage Studies, and member of the Getty Ancient Itineraries Institute. In his research he studies how perceptions of culture are formed through representations, and how these representations become part of our cultural heritage. By focusing on the communicative aspects of culture management, archives, and reconstructions, he approaches cultural heritage as the product of both curation and engagement.
About Sea and Society Talks
Sea and Society Talks is a lunch seminar series organized by Centre for Sea and Society focusing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The seminars link goal 14 "Life below water" with the other 16 goals.
Link to webinar
Link to zoom webinar will be sent out after registration.