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Lectures, Films, Art & Music for the Winter Season 2011-2012

The North was long considered Ultima Thule, the furthermost reaches of the world. However unattainable it seemed in the past, the circumpolar world now is a key indicator of climate change, a repository of traditional ways of knowing and subsistence lifestyles, and a reserve of untapped energy and mineral resources. Since the establishment of the Arctic Council in the 1990s, northern nations have begun thinking about the Arctic and SubArctic as key players in national policies. At a time of pervasive specialization and technological complexity, CCS offers a venue for interdisciplinary studies and humanistic approaches to understanding northern lands, biota, cultures, and peoples.

All events for The Center for Circumpolar Events are free and open to the public; donations are gratefully accepted.

Friday, October 7th, at 7 PM, Fairbanks Museum
( | 802-748-2372)

Fascinating Fungi of New England
Illustrated lecture based on the newly released Fascinating Fungi of New England.
Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Lecture by: Dr. Lawrence Millman

Saturday, October 8th at 1PM, Craftsbury Outdoor Center
( | 802-586-7767)

Mushrooms in the Northeast Kingdom

Following a presentation including examples of local mushrooms, Dr. Millman will lead a mushroom exploration walk on the grounds of the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. During this walk, you'll learn the basics of mushroom identification. You'll also unlearn everything you were ever told about how to tell a poisonous from a non-poisonous species.

Walk by: Larry Millman


In Memory of Polar Bill Osgood (1926-2010)

Sponsored by The Center for Circumpolar Studies

Lecture, Music, and Films at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library

Winter 2012

Monday, January 9, 7PM
From Northern Studies to a Circumpolar World

From before the formation of the first International Polar Year in 1881 to the establishment of the Arctic Council in the 1990s, the North has been a source of wonder and wealth for the world. Lifelong northern scholars Young and Osgood will provide an illustrated lecture about the development of circumpolar studies and the future of the Far North in today's world.

Presented by Steven B. Young and Kathleen Osgood

Monday, Febuary 13, 7 PM
Northern Music

The drum, the mouth harp, the accordion, the fiddle. These are a few of the instruments that can be found in most northern cultures. Local musicians will include performances of northern music for our winter pleasure.

Organized by Michael Moynihan and The Runes Group.

Monday, April 16, 7 PM
Earth Evocation, a film by Markku Lehmuskallio and Anastasia Lapsui

In a style reminiscent of Werner Herzog, Giron Films brings us on an exploration of 10,000 years of human habitation in Fenno-Scandia. Dreams, myths, and physical realities emerge on the same plane. [2009, 90 mins.]

Introduction and discussion by Kathleen Osgood.