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Durham University

Durham Arctic Research Centre for Training and Interdisciplinary Collaboration (DurhamARCTIC)

2019 DurhamARCTIC 'Summer School'

2019 DurhamARCTIC ‘Summer School’ - Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April

The interdisciplinary PhD programme organised by DurhamARCTIC (the Durham Arctic Research Centre for Training and Interdisciplinary Collaboration) will be holding its first annual ‘Summer School’ 25-28 April 2019, in Durham, England. The Summer School will be held in conjunction with the final conference of the ICE LAW Project (the Project on Indeterminate and Changing Environments: Law, the Anthropocene, and the World), a research network that, for the past three years, has been holding workshops and meetings investigating the potential for a legal framework that acknowledges the complex geophysical environment in the world’s frozen regions.

The ICE LAW Conference

The final conference of the ICE LAW project will run from the evening of 25th April through the morning of 27th April, with four keynote speakers, several paper panel sessions, and a roundtable with the ICE LAW Project’s interdisciplinary leadership group. The conference will also feature a poster presentation session where Summer School attendees will present on ongoing or completed research projects. Following the conclusion of the conference, a series of student-specific training workshops will commence, focusing on communicating one’s research between disciplines and to audiences outside the academy. The Summer School programme will conclude late afternoon on Sunday 28th April.

Whilst the ICE LAW Project is devoted to a specific set of problems at the intersection of law, geography, anthropology, and politics, Summer School attendees may be conducting research in any discipline, so long as it has an Arctic focus, and Summer School attendees’ poster presentations at the ICE LAW conference may diverge from the ICE LAW theme.

Support for Early Career Researchers

In addition to supporting students presently enrolled in Durham’s Arctic initiative, DurhamARCTIC will fund attendance by 14 Early Career Researchers from outside Durham. Funding will include:

  • Three night’s accommodation, double occupancy, at Durham’s Hotel Indigo (nights of 25th, 26th, and 27th April)
  • Some meals (some will be provided to all conference attendees, including Summer School participants, while others will be on your own)
  • Travel bursaries of up to £150 for students coming from within the UK, £300 for students coming from elsewhere in the EU/EEA area, and £500 from students coming from outside the EU/EEA area.

For this event, an Early Career Researcher is defined as an individual pursuing a PhD or who has received their PhD in the past three years.

To apply for a funded place at the Summer School, please send the following to to, no later than 31 January 2019.

  1. a statement of no more than 500 words
  2. a C.V. (one page, maximum)

Statements should outline your background and current research and discuss how you hope to contribute to and benefit from the ICE LAW Conference and DurhamARCTIC Summer School.

Further Information

If you have questions, please contact

Click here for a list of delegates attending the 2019 DurhamARCTIC Summer School.