Please save the date for our annual conference and AGM on Saturday 21 November! The conference will take place virtually this year (precise details and timings will be confirmed in due course), and we are delighted to announce that Prof. Astrid Ogilvie has accepted our invitation to deliver the 2020 Hermann Pálsson memorial lecture.
Astrid is a Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado (Boulder), is Senior Scientist at the Stefansson Arctic Institute in Akureyri, Iceland, and has held visiting and adjunct positions at the City University of New York, Royal Roads University (Canada), and Sweden’s Mittuniversitetet. Her research focuses on environmental and climatic history, and human ecology in North Atlantic and Arctic regions, in particular Iceland, Greenland, Norway, Labrador/Nunatsiavut and Siberia. Her particular expertise is the analysis of primary historical texts (in English, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish and Danish).
The topic of her lecture will be confirmed at a later date.