The Whaling Museum in Sandefjord, Norway, is host to the Fourth Symposium on Whaling and History in June 2013. 18 papers will be presented by speakers from 13 countries. They cover a wide variety of fields and will in many instances present new material and analyses. Among these are scientists Dag Aavango, Peder Roberts and Julia Lajus from the Mistra Arctic Futures project Assessing Arctic Futures. Voices, resources and governance.
On the second day of the conference the following lectures are presented by scientists from the Mistra Arctic Futures programme:
Dr. Dag Avango, Div. of History of Science, Technology and Environment, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden: Constructing Pasts for Polar Futures: The Use of History and Heritage in Arctic and Antarctic Geo-politics.
Dr. Peder Roberts, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden: The friend who outstayed his welcome? Johan Hjort and the Norwegian whaling industry.
PhD, Director, Julia Lajus, Center for Environmental and Technological History, European Unversity at St. Petersburg, Russia: “Chiudo-iudo” – the Russian leviathan: attitudes towards whales and whaling in the Russian north, end of the 19th century.
The Whaling Museum in Sandefjord aims at being one of the major institutions presenting material connected to the history of whaling in a broad perspective.
Download the full programme of the conference here.