With Natalie Adamson, Polar Visual Culture: An International Conference. A two-day international conference held in the Arts Building Lecture Theatre, University of St Andrews. June 17-18, 2011.

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in or organising a conference


Polar Visual Culture: An International Conference brings together a diverse, internationally recognised group of scholars from the humanities and social sciences to present new research on the visual culture of polar exploration. The polar environment, and its potential destruction, is now receiving heightened attention in the mass media, with extensive scientific study and urgent results on climate change reported daily. Our objective is to focus attention upon the unique, prolific and hitherto under-examined visual culture - painting and graphic illustration, expedition and frontier narratives, installations and poetic geographies, films and photography - that the expeditions to the two polar regions have inspired since the early nineteenth century, and which forms a fundamental part of our perception of these environments.

With Dr Natalie Adamson (co-organiser)
Period17 Jun 201118 Jun 2011
Event typeOther