Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute
Museum and Еxhibition Сenter for Тechnical and Тechnological Development of the Arctic
(Arctic Museum and Exhibition Center)
The Branch of the World Ocean Museum in St. Petersburg – “Icebreaker Krassin”
Scientific and Practical Conference
«Polar Readings – 2020»
History of science research in the Arctic and the Antarctic.
For the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute and
200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctic
18-20 May 2020.
Information letter N° 1
In 2020, Russia and the world scientific community will celebrate two significant dates - the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctic continent by Russian sailors and the 100th anniversary of the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, which is one of the largest scientific institutions in the world engaged in the study of polar regions. Over the past periods, extensive experience in research projects within the Arctic and Antarctic has been accumulated, which requires reflection and detailed consideration.
In this regard, on May 18-20, 2020 on the eve of Russian Polar Explorer's Day (May 21) in St. Petersburg on the basis of the Arctic and Antarctic research Institute will be held the next "Polar readings" dedicated to the history of scientific research of Polar Regions.
Specialists, researchers of the Arctic and Antarctic from research institutes, archives, museums, libraries, representatives of state and public organizations are invited to participate in the conference.
The conference is hosted jointly by the Museum and Exhibition Center for Technical and Technological Development of the Arctic (Arctic Museum and Exhibition Center) and the State Scientific Center “Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute”.
The conference is supported by the Presidential Grants Fund.
• St. Petersburg Arctic Affairs Committee;
• Branch of the Museum of the World Ocean in St. Petersburg - "Icebreaker Krassin";
• Russian State Museum of the Arctic and Antarctic;
• Maritime Heritage Association;
• PJSC Sovcomflot;
• ZAO "SMM".
The following areas expected forthe conference:
- The history of scientific research in various fields of natural science (geography, hydrometeorology, oceanology, geology, geophysics, glaciology, ice science, permafrost, etc.);
- The history of scientific research in various fields of socio-humanitarian knowledge (history, archeology, ethnography / ethnology / anthropology, linguistics, cultural studies, monuments, sociology, psychology, economics, medicine, etc.);
- History of multidisciplinary research in the Arctic and Antarctic;
- The history of research and development and their implementation in the Arctic and Antarctic;
- The history of scientific and operational support of economic activity in the polar regions;
- Undisclosed pages from the life and work of prominent researchers in the Arctic and Antarctic;
- Unknown and little-studied expeditionary works and field research methods in the Arctic and Antarctic;
- The history of scientific and educational institutions, commissions and bodies in scientific research of the Arctic and Antarctic;
- History of research management in the Arctic and Antarctic;
- The history of the translation and popularization of scientific knowledge about the Arctic and Antarctic;
- Understanding and highlighting the main stages of scientific research of the Arctic and Antarctic.
Based on the materials of the conference, the publication of the collection is planned.
The deadline for submitting applications for participation and abstracts (up to 500 words) is until January 1, 2020.
In the application for participation in the conference, please include the title of the report, your coordinates (place of work, position, academic degree and title, phone, fax, and e-mail). Abstracts will be published on the Polar Readings website.
With the application and abstracts, the manuscripts are accepted for publication. The final submission deadline is June 1, 2020.
Requirements for texts for publication:
Volume up to 15 pages in Word, font Times New Roman, size 12 pt; black and white photographs, drawings, diagrams in JPEG format (resolution not less than 300 dpi), not more than 5 illustrations.;
Signature must be illustrated; inside the text should be affixed links to Fig., for example: (photo 1);
Notes and links are paginated. The organizing committee reserves the right to select applications for participation, as well as articles for publication.