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IPHC 2017 CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

The next ICOMOS IPHC Conference will be held in Christchurch, New Zealand, September 28th – 29th 2017 to coincide with the planned National Programmes Antarctic season opening weekend in Christchurch on September 30th & October 1st 2017.

The IPHC 2017 Conference theme is Polar heritage and the ships behind it: management and protection

Getting to and from polar regions has been a constant issue for all polar expeditions, and the ships that made this happen are a key component of polar heritage.

The IPHC 2017 conference will explore the many aspects that arise in the management and protection of these vessels including:     

  • Historic shipwrecks in polar regions both on land or underwater      
  • Polar ships that survive as museum displays      
  • Ownership of polar wrecks and remnants    
  • Relocation of polar wrecks and remnants    
  • Use of modern polar ships to access polar heritage sites
  • Indigenous use of ship-wreck materials, indigenous input relating to wreck history, and indigenous/non-indigenous interactions related to polar ships and crews
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police ship patrols and their influence on indigenous groups in arctic Canada 
  • World War II ships, and the history of polar convoys
  • Law issues and the protection of underwater heritage

The IPHC 2017 Conference Organising Committee invites submissions of papers that address this theme.  Please submit a 300-word abstract and title by 28th February 2017, together with the name(s) of the author and email address to Karen Clarke k.clarke@nzaht.org.   If you have questions or would like to discuss an idea for a paper, please contact one of the following: IPHC President Julian Bickersteth j.bickersteth@icssydney.com, IPHC Vice President Susan Barr snbarr@gmail.com,  IPHC Secretary General Nigel Watson n.watson@nzaht.org  

International Polar Heritage Committee
President - Julian Bickersteth, International Conservation Services
53 Victoria Ave, Chatswood, Sydney, NSW 2067
Australia
Phone: +61 (02) 9417 3311

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