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Polar Social Sciences & Humanities: Spotlight on Swiss Research
18th February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:15 pm
Aims of the workshop Provide a forum for exchange for the Swiss SSH community active in polar regions, create a new dynamic for joint projects or interdisciplinary collaborations, find out about possible unmet needs and potential support
10:00 – 10:30 Welcome & Coffee
10:30 – 10:55 Introduction by Yvon Csonka and SPI
10:55 – 11:15 Round of introductions
11:15 – 12:15 Prof. Peter Schweitzer, Head of the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna and Director of the Austrian Polar Research Institute on “How to Foster Arctic Social Science in a Non-Arctic Country”
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch break
13:15 – 15:30 Inputs on current research topics and projects by the Swiss research community and new collaboration avenues
15:30 – 15:45 Word from the FDFA, Grégoire Hauser, towards a Swiss polar policy
15:45 – 16:15 Wrap-up by Yvon Csonka and SPI
16:15 Networking drink
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