Dr Peter Jordan will be appointed professor of Arctic and Antarctic Studies at the Faculty of Arts on 1 February 2013. He will succeed
Louwrens Hacquebord as the director of the Arctic Centre in Groningen.
The Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen is the only institution in the Netherlands that has a chair in Arctic and/or Antarctic Studies. Arctic and Antarctic Studies concentrates on multidisciplinary research on the dynamic relationship between man and the environment in the Polar Regions from a historical perspective. The emphasis lies on the links between cultural, economic, social and political developments in the present and the past in relation to the dynamics of the natural environment. In recent years, research has been increasingly stimulated by global environmental issues, whereby the consequences of climate change for humans and animals have grown significantly in importance.
Peter Jordan (1969) studied Geography at the University of Manchester and Environmental Archaeology at the University of Sheffield, where he gained his PhD in the field of Siberian Ethnoarchaeology in 2000. He was an Erasmus Student at the University of Amsterdam, where he also studied Geography and wrote his undergraduate dissertion.
Until recently he was Reader in Archaeology and Head of Archaeology at the University of Aberdeen.
Prof. Peter Jordan, email@example.com
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