Join us for two free online seminars

The next seminar in the ongoing interdisciplinary research programme The Edge takes place on Thursday, November 26, from 1-2pm.

Fraying edges upon the ‘utmost corners of the warld’, by Cait McCullagh, uses co-produced film excerpts to explore how participants from across Orkney and Shetland collaborated to co-curate aspects of their maritime pasts and present towards assembling futures.

For more information, including how to join click here.

Then, on Friday, November 27, at 4pm, the latest University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute research seminar will consider what the people of the Arctic can teach us to help respond to climate change.

Professor Leslie King

Learning from Northern People will be led by Professor Leslie King of the Canadian Centre for Environmental Education and Visiting Professor at the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute.

For more details, click here.

Online seminar: Learning from Northern people

Professor Leslie King

What the people of the Arctic can teach us to help respond to climate change is the subject of a University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute research seminar on November 27.

Arctic explorers owed their survival to the knowledge gained from Inuit during their expeditions in harsh but fragile environments. We are now experiencing another period of climate and rapid environmental and social change.

Part our survival and future depends on lessons learnt from people on the front lines of climate change and biodiversity loss about how to adapt and thrive in conditions of uncertainty and change. Climate researchers are modern explorers attempting to learn from the knowledge – ancient and contemporary – held by Northern people.

Led by Professor Leslie King of the Canadian Centre for Environmental Education and Visiting Professor at the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute, the talk will introduce some of the research results that may help us in lower latitudes prepare for, respond to, and survive dramatic changes in the social-ecological systems upon which we depend.

The free online seminar is at 4pm on Friday, November 27. For details on how to view, click here.