Hanne Nielsen leaves for Sweden this week, to take up a four-month research fellowship for the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR).
Hanne will work with the research team at KTH Stockholm on a project entitled “Framing Antarctica as Fragile: Tracing the evolution of media narratives about the far south (1945 – 2015).” This project complements her recent PhD work at the University of Tasmania (between English and IMAS), where Hanne examined representations of Antarctica in advertising media.
The aim of the SCAR Fellowship programme is to encourage the active involvement of early career researchers in Antarctic projects, and to strengthen international capacity and cooperation in Antarctic research. 56 SCAR Fellowships have been awarded since the programme’s inception, but this is the first time a SCAR Fellowship has been awarded to a researcher from the Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS).
Hanne is the current President of the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), and the early career representative on the SCAR Humanities and Social Sciences Expert Group (HASSEG) Executive Committee. She looks forward to raising the profile of Tasmania’s HASS-focussed Antarctic community, and to developing further connections with colleagues in Europe and the Arctic.
Information about Hanne PhD project is available on Youtube: "Selling the land of extremes"