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Arctic and Antarctic Studies

Group Photo Arctic Centre
Group Photo Arctic Centre

About the Research Group

The AAS Research Group is housed at the Arctic Centre, which was founded in 1970, and conducts inter-disciplinary research into the world’s higher-latitude regions. The Archaeology of the Circumpolar Regions has always played a central role in its research operations, and this leads to its institutional embedding within GIA. It hosts an expanding community of PhD and Post-Doc researchers in Circumpolar Archaeology, and the scope of current research projects now extends from deeper prehistory through to the recent past, and cover the full Circumpolar North, stretching from Alaska and the Aleutians, through to Greenland, Svalbard, Northern Eurasia and the Sea of Okhotsk. The Arctic Centre is always looking to recruit new archaeological research talent to help strengthen and diversify its current thematic and geographical coverage. It collaborates closely with the Centre for Isotope Research at the University of Groningen, and also with several leading centres of Archaeological Science across Northern Europe, via the ERC Horizon2020 PhD Innovative Training Network ‘ArchSci2020’. In addition to archaeologists, the Arctic Centre also hosts anthropologists, biologists, ecologists, environmental- and social scientists, and many of these researchers represent the Netherlands as Expert Advisors in the Working Groups of the Arctic Council and the International Arctic Science Committee.

Postdoctoral Fellows

NAME AND PROFESSIONAL PAGE RESEARCH INTERESTS AND EXPERTISE PROJECT TITLE
Dr. C.E. (Esteban) Ramírez Hincapié Living in extreme conditions SVALUR - Understanding Resilience and Long-Term Environmental Change in the High Arctic: Narrative-Based Analyses from Svalbard
Dr. Z. (Zdenka) Sokolíčková Living with climate change SVALUR - Understanding Resilience and Long-Term Environmental Change in the High Arctic: Narrative-Based Analyses from Svalbard

Researchers

NAME AND PROFESSIONAL PAGE YEAR PROMOTOR(S) PROJECT TITLE
Ö. (Özge) Demirci 2016-2020 Prof. dr. P.D. Jordan / Prof. dr. D.C.M. Raemaekers ArchSci2020: Diversity and function of early hunter-gatherer pottery in NW Europe
M.H. (Maddie) Llewellin 2016-2020 Prof. dr. P.D. Jordan / Sven Isaaksson (University of Stockholm) ArchSci2020: Direct AMS dating of early pottery in Northern Eurasia
E.J. (Emily) Ruiz Puerta
M.I. (Matilda) Siebrecht

Associate Researchers

NAME AND PROFESSIONAL PAGE STATUS RESEARCH INTERESTS AND EXPERTISE PROJECT TITLE
Christophe Brochard Taxonomy
Frigga Kruse Arctic Archaeology
Jouke Prop Goose polar bear interaction
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