Ingo Heidbrink on "An Environmental History of Greenland"

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Niepytalska, Marta, “Ingo Heidbrink on ‘An Environmental History of Greenland.’” Carson Fellow Portraits. Directed by Alec Hahn. Filmed August 2011. MPEG video series, 4:31.

Ingo Heidbrink studied social and economic history, geography, and modern and contemporary history at the University of Hamburg. He completed his MA in 1994 and his PhD in 1999. In 2004, Heidbrink received his venia legendi (postdoctoral lecture qualification, Habilitation) from the University of Bremen. Heidbrink has worked with various maritime museums. He was the first department head for Fisheries History at the German Maritime Museum. Between 2000 and 2002, he was a research fellow at the Hanse Institute for Advanced Study in Delmenhorst and also started teaching at the Universities of Hamburg and Bremen. In 2003 and 2007, he was a guest lecturer at the Ilisimatusarfik, the University of Greenland. Since 2008, he has been teaching maritime history at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA (USA). He is the Acting Secretary General of the International Commission for Maritime History and Co-President of the North Atlantic Fisheries History Association, as well as Principal Investigator and Board Member of the Bremen International Graduate School for Marine Sciences—Global Change in the Marine Realm (GLOMAR). His main research areas are the history of the use of marine resources and related international conflicts, Arctic (in particular Greenlandic) history, as well as the methodology of maritime history in an interdisciplinary context. At the Rachel Carson Center, Ingo Heidbrink worked on the history of risk acceptance in the context of industrial development in the Arctic and, in particular, Greenlandic environments.

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