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A fleet of silver, come to torment us: Sea-ice variations off the coasts of Iceland from the Settlement to the Present

Location
Online meeting
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CCCR
E-Mail address
cccr@umk.pl

 

The Centre for Climate Change Research (CCCR) at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland, cordially invites participants to the first CCCR open university lecture by Prof. Dr. Astrid Ogilvie, Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the CCCR > Read short bio

The event will take place online on 6 December 2021, 5 pm CET (UTC +01:00).

Description

Using primarily documentary historical evidence, this presentation will consider variations in sea-ice incidence off the coasts of Iceland from when the country was first settled (ca. AD 871) to the present day. There will be a particular emphasis on periods of little ice (e.g., ca. 1640 to 1680 and the present day) and periods of much ice (including the early 1600s, the late 1600s, the 1750s and the 1880s). The mainly negative societal impacts caused by the presence of the ice will also be considered. This part of the presentation will consider sea ice as "the country's ancient enemy", as evoked in the poem Hafísinn or "Sea Ice" which describes the ice as beautiful, but deadly, as suggested in the line from the poem quoted in the presentation title. 

How to join

The lecture can be accessed via the following MS Teams link: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3a0e3e66d2f46f4945af07ae72589a6163%40thread.tacv2/1636973468009?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22e80a627f-ef94-4aa9-82d6-c7ec9cfca324%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%222183f238-1808-402d-8d8d-4b32bf3dd09b%22%7d 

More information:

Please contact the Centre for Climate Change Research at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland for more information via the website: https://cccr.umk.pl/pages/about/