2013 Stefansson Memorial Lecture: Sustainability and Collapse in the Norse North Atlantic: Implications for Climate Adaptation Today
When: Tuesday, October 29 2013, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Where: 041 Haldeman Center
Contact : Lee McDavid, 603-646-1278

Thomas McGovern, professor of anthropology, Hunter College, City University of New York, has done archaeological fieldwork in the UK, Norway, France, the Caribbean, and NE US, but his main research work has been in the North Atlantic (Greenland, Iceland, Faeroes, and Shetland). McGovern was one of the founders of the North Atlantic Biocultural Organization (NABO,, and has served as NABO coordinator to the present.


This international regional research cooperative has sponsored collaborative science, education, and outreach work from arctic Norway to Labrador, and its website now provides rich resources for science and education. . In 2009 NABO was funded by NSF to explore the possibilities of taking this collaborative model global by connecting other regional interdisciplinary teams working in longterm human ecodynamics. McGovern is associate director of the Human Ecodynamics Research Center at the CUNY Graduate Center (


This presentation will be webcast live on October 29.


The Stefansson Memorial Lecture is an annual event established by the Stefansson Arctic Institute honoring the legacy of arctic explorer, anthropologist, and former Dartmouth faculty member Vilhjálmur Stefánsson (1879-1962).


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