Conference Committee Judith Burch - Arctic Inuit Art specialist; Bernadette Driscoll Engelstad - Arctic
Inuit Art specialist; William Fitzhugh - Director, Arctic Studies Center, National Museum of Natural
History; Joan Gero-Emeritus, American University; Douglas Herman - Senior Geographer, National
Museum of the American Indian; Igor Krupnik - Curator, National Museum of Natural History; Stephen
Loring, Museum Anthropologist, National Museum of Natural History.
Conference Themes The Conference theme is Arctic | Inuit | Connections: Learning from the Top of the World.
We believe this broad theme inspires discussion about important Inuit issues and how they impact the rest of the world. Our sub-themes include impacts of climate change on Arctic environments and peoples, community sustainability, education and health, governance, and culture and heritage.
More specifically the sub-themes are:
- Heritage, Museums and the North
- Globalization: The Arctic Story
- Power, Governance and Politics in the North
- The ‘New’ Arctic: Social, Cultural and Climate Change
- Inuit Education, Health, Language and Literature
- Visual Anthropology, Film and Media
- Perceptions of the Past: a more inclusive Archaeology
Conference Format ISC 18 will follow the well-established format of previous meetings, but with some notable changes reflecting the unique opportunities offered by a Smithsonian venue. Each conference day will include a keynote lecture by a leading scholar or public figure in a plenary session followed by a panel discussion and audience interaction. Afterwords, participants will break into concurrent sessions in various Mall museum meeting spaces. The conference will also coincide with a number of special exhibitions, workshops, tours, and demonstrations. In addition, the planning committee envisions lively evening cultural programs.
Website Visit the conference website at: http://www.mnh.si.edu/arctic/ISC18/index.html to find out more about the conference. Please also send us your email to be added to the conference listserv at email@example.com.
15 December 2011 Notification of panel or session acceptance
15 December 2011 Online early registration open & call for abstracts
1 March 2012 Paper Abstract deadline
1 April 2012 Notification of paper acceptances
15 June 2012 Full conference program online
1 September 2012 Early registration ends
24 October 2012 18th Inuit Studies Conferences Opens
Please contact Lauren Marr at the Arctic Studies Center
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National Museum of Natural History PO Box 37012
Anthropology Department MRC 112 Washington, DC 20013