Dr MARIONNE CRONIN

Dr MARIONNE CRONIN The University of Aberdeen School of Social Science Dr MARIONNE CRONIN Research Fellow work +44 (0)1224 273741 pref 24 High Street, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, AB24 3EB

Research Fellow

BA, MA, PhD

Dr MARIONNE CRONIN

Contact Details

Telephone: +44 (0)1224 273741
Email: marionne.cronin@abdn.ac.uk
Address: 24 High Street, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, AB24 3EB
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http://www.abdn.ac.uk/the-north/

Biography

PhD in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, 2006, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

MA in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, 2001, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

MA in Philosophy, 1999, York University, Toronto, Canada

BA (Honours) in Communication, Culture, and Information Technology (Science and Technology Studies), 1998, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada

Research Interests

Material practices of northern colonialism; Imagined northern geographies and landscapes; History of technology; History of exploration - particularly heroic exploration narratives; Technology, exploration, and empire; History of aviation; Canadian history - interwar and northern history; Environmental history

Current Research

I am interested in the relationship between technology and place in the circumpolar world, the role of technology in the practice of polar exploration, and I have a special interest in the history of aviation in the circumpolar world.  My current research examines the polar flights of Roald Amundsen and Richard Byrd in the 1920s and 1930s as a way of exploring how the introduction of aircraft influenced our images of polar exploration, polar environments, and polar heroes.  At the same time, I am interested in the material culture of polar exploration as evidence of intersecting Circumpolar and Western histories of technology and exploration. I am also developing a new research project looking at the history of the north as a militarised space. More broadly, I am interested in how the technologies we use to move through northern environments leave traces on our ideas about 'the north'.

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