Polar Times
Polar Times
15 Jan 2021
Herstory of Antarctica
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New episode! On today’s Polar Times we welcome Morgan Seag of the Scott Polar Research Institute. Morgan is a social scientist who’s current research examines scientific institutions in Antarctica to see how they have evolved over time to become more gender inclusive. We chat to her about the history of women in the Antarctic, how things have changed since the 20th century, what is left still to do on the road to equality and why everyone- that is EVERYONE- can and should be involved in polar science!

Here is a link to Morgans interview with Ellen Mosley-Thompson, mentioned in the episode, as well as to the site where you can find more of her interviews:

https://www.aip.org/history-programs/niels-bohr-library/oral-histories/43987

For more info on this topic check out on Twitter:

  • Women in Polar Science (@WomeninPolarSci)
  • Minorities in Polar Research (PolarImpact)
  • Pride in Polar Research (PridePolar)

And finally, for an article on intersectionality, written by todays guest, go here:

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/polar-record/article/intersectionality-and-international-polar-research/4F9424A0A634F12565ED9AB903C4336F

As usual, if you would like to get in contact with Polar Times to recommend a guest, volunteer to be a guest, give us some feedback or just ask a question then you can email us (thesearepolartimes@gmail.com) or tweet APECS @Polar_Research any time- we would love to hear from you.

Episode edited by Elise Gallois

Cover art by Matthew Nelson

Music: "Scuba" by Metre, Nul Tiel Records, UK (unaltered) CC BY-NC-SA

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