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2023 SCAR SC-HASS Conference: "The Antarctic for a Better World"

The SCAR Standing Committee on the Humanities and Social Sciences (SC-HASS) aims to initiate, develop and coordinate rigorous and high quality international research on the Antarctic region within the Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS); to provide independent advice to the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings (ATCMs) on issues requiring disciplinary expertise outside the natural sciences; and to coordinate with existing science groups on issues that call for a multidisciplinary approach.

After three years of restrictions and lockdowns, the time has finally come for an in-person SC-HASS conference that will take place on 22 - 24 June in Lisbon, Portugal.

The goals of the 2023 SCAR SC-HASS Biennial Conference are to:

  • Provide a space for exchanging information about research in the Antarctic Humanities and Social Sciences;
  • Stimulate and organize research ideas;
  • Promote the development of future collaborations.

Abstract submission is currently open and will remain so until February 6th 2023 (see further instructions here:

The conference is welcoming the workshop from the Public Engagement with Antarctic Research (PEAR) Action Group, as part of the conference program.

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