The Frozen Deep: Voices from the Nineteenth-Century Arctic

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Picture Gallery, Royal Holloway

Egham Hill

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CVS is excited to present a study day on the Victorian Arctic!

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Speakers will include Professor Klaus Dodds (RHUL), Dr Ingeborg Hovik (University of the Arctic, Tromso, Norway), Dr Nanna Kaalund (Scott Polar Research Institute), Dr Claire Warrior (National Maritime Museum), and Dr Eavan O'Dochartaigh (Umea, Sweden). There will also be a performance of scenes from Wilkie Collins's play of Arctic exploration, The Frozen Deep.

There will be coffee served from 9.30am, a buffet lunch and a drinks reception afterwards. All welcome!

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9.30am - Registration, coffee and pastries

10am - Welcome: Dr Laura MacCulloch and Dr Sophie Gilmartin (RHUL)

10.10am - Professor Klaus Dodds (RHUL): 'The Strange and Sublime, or What 19th Century Victorian Arctic Cultures could tell us about an Anthropogenic Arctic'

10.45am - Dr Ingeborg Hovik (UiT, Norway): 'Agency and Ethnographic Imaging: John Ross's portraits of the Netsilik Inuit, 1829-1835'

Dr Nanna Kaalund (Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge): 'The Admiralty has been keeping its pictures': Visual Culture, George Nares, and the "British Arctic Expedition" of 1875-1876'

11.25am - Coffee Break

11.45am - Dr Alison Wright (RHUL): 'The painter and the zoo: giving Landseer's polar bears back their voice'

Dr Sigfrid Kjeldaas (UiT Norway): 'Classified, exploited or wild: beginning contemplations on the representation and function of animals in some nineteenth-century narratives of Arctic exploration'

Dr Greer Crawley and Dr Laura MacCulloch (RHUL): 'A scenographic expedition: working with Edwin Landseer's Man Proposes, God Disposes'

1.00pm - Buffet Lunch, Large Board Room. During lunch, there will be an exhibition of Scenography students' work (RHUL Drama Department) in the Picture Gallery. Scenography inspired by Wilkie Collins' The Frozen Deep (1856) and Jo Shapcott's Erebus (2012).

2.00pm - Dr Eavan O'Dochartaigh (Umea, Sweden): '"Dances and Damsels": The Social Life of Nineteenth-Century British Expeditions to the Arctic'

Dr Sophie Gilmartin (RHUL): 'Arctic "Highlanders": Eenoolooapik and Margaret Penny in Aberdeen and Cumberland Sound'

Dr Claire Warrior (National Maritime Museum): 'Making their presence felt: families, museums and British polar exploration'

3.15pm - Reflections from the day

3.45pm - Performance of a scene taken from Wilkie Collins' play The Frozen Deep (1856), by Nat Reeve (RHUL) and Claudia Chapman (Institute of English Studies).

4.30pm - Drinks Reception, Royal Holloway Picture Gallery

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Egham Hill

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