NABO Communities and Outreach

NABO does not believe its remit is soley to the academic world. We are funded by and work with communities across the North Atlantic. Without this support we could not carry out our research. We are involved in a number of outreach programmes which involve local communities. As well as informing communities of our activities, there are many ways in which local groups and schools can provide crucial support to our research activities.

Easter Island: Mysteries of a Lost World

A 1 hour 30 minutes BBC4 programme written by Jago Cooper on his research into the collapse of the Easter Island civilisation was broadcast in January. Although the programme is no longer available, there are photographs and clips from the broadcast available on the BBC website.

"This film examines the latest scientific and archaeological evidence to reveal a compelling new narrative, one that sees the famous statues as only part of a complex culture that thrived in isolation. Cooper finds a path between competing theories about what happened to Easter Island to make us see this unique place in a fresh light."

2013 Stefansson Memorial Lecture

SUSTAINABILITY and COLLAPSE in the Norse North Atlantic: Implications for Climate Adaptation Today

Dartmouth College

Tom McGovern gave the 2013 Stefansson Memorial Lecture at Dartmouth College on Tuesday, 29th October.

This event was co-sponsored by the Dickey Center's Institute of Arctic Studies and the Stefansson Arctic Institute, Iceland. The Stefansson Memorial Lecture is an annual event established by the Stefansson Arctic Institute honoring the legacy of arctic explorer, anthropologist, and former Dartmouth faculty member Vilhjálmur Stefánsson (1879-1962).

This lecture was broadcast live on the internet and can now be viewed here on Dartmouth's YouTube channel.



In the footsteps of the Norsemen

This excellent video was produced by Søren Bruun, The Compound, for the The National Museum of Denmark and was funded by the Danish IPY-National Committee. More details on The Vatnahverfi Project can be found on the NABO website.