Symposium: Alaska, the Arctic and the US Imagination
When Monday 16 March 2015, pm
Where British Library Conference Centre
To mark the British Library exhibition ‘Lines in the Ice’ and the United States’ 2015 role as Chair of the Arctic Council, the Eccles Centre for American Studies is organising a half day symposium on the US and the Arctic. Looking at the history of American interest in the Arctic, as well as its contemporary relationship with the area, the symposium asks what the roots of this enchantment are as well as how the Arctic influences the US view of itself and the rest of the world.
At the beginning of the day the Eccles Centre will also invite UK post-graduate students working more broadly on research relating to the Arctic to provide short (15 minute) presentations on their work, or an aspect of it. The two sessions of presentations will be underpinned by an audience discussion and those presenting in the afternoon conference would be welcome to participate.
The conference will be followed by an evening event organised in collaboration with the United States Embassy. All conference attendees and speakers are invited to attend.