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Challenges and Choices in a Changing Arctic-talk by Susan Kaplan on Zoom via Portland Public Library
February 10, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
The Camden Conference and Portland Public Library present Susan Kaplan on February 10 at 12pm on Zoom. She will discuss “Challenges and Choices in a Changing Arctic”. She will highlight some of the opportunities and challenges faced by Inuit of the North American Arctic by the interplay of global warming, development initiatives, and the region’s long history of colonialism.
Susan Kaplan is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center at Bowdoin College. An Arctic anthropologist and archaeologist, she studies prehistoric and historic Inuit cultures, the history of Arctic exploration, and material culture. She is particularly interested in Inuit responses to environmental change and contact with Western cultures. She has conducted fieldwork in northern Labrador (Nunatsiavut), Canada, for over 35 years, and archaeological, archival, and museological projects have taken her to Alaska, northeastern Ellesmere Island, and Newfoundland as well.
Photograph by G. LeMoine.