ICOMOS International Polar Heritage Committee (IPHC) Conference
Christchurch New Zealand, 28-29 September 2017
The IPHC 2017 Conference theme is Polar heritage and the ships behind it: management and protection.
Getting to and from polar regions has been a constant issue for all polar expeditions, and the ships that made this happen are a key component of polar heritage.
The IPHC 2017 conference will explore the many aspects that arise in the management and protection of these vessels including:
- Historic shipwrecks in polar regions both on land or underwater
- Polar ships that survive as museum displays
- Ownership of polar wrecks and remnants
- Relocation of polar wrecks and remnants
- Use of modern polar ships to access polar heritage sites
- Indigenous use of ship-wreck materials, indigenous input relating to wreck history, and indigenous/non-indigenous interactions related to polar ships and crews
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police ship patrols and their influence on indigenous groups in arctic Canada
- World War II ships, and the history of polar convoys
- Law issues and the protection of underwater heritage
The IPHC 2017 Conference Organising Committee invites submissions of papers that address this theme. Please submit a 300-word abstract and title by 28 February 2017, together with the name(s) of the author and email address to Karen Clarke by email.
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