Visit of Prof. Maruyama and Prof. Matsuna, 11-30 March 2011

From the 11th until the 30th of March we have enjoyed the visit of Professor Hiroshi Maruyama and of Associate Professor Takashi Matsuna from the College of Liberal Arts at the Muroran Institute of Technology in Hokkaido, Japan. The purpose of their visit was to have meetings with Dr Elina Helander-Renvall and with members of …

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ACCESS kick-off meeting (Sorbonne Universités, Paris), March 8-10.2011

Anna Stammler-Gossmann has attended the kick-off meeting for the “ACCESS” project at the Sorbonne Universités, in Paris on the 8-10 of March 2011. ACCESS (Arctic Climate Change, Economy and Society) is an European project of the 7th Framework Programme Research and Development started on March 1st, 2011. 27 partners from 8 European countries and from …

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“Human Dimension”: time to emancipate Arctic anthropology

At the upcoming major Arctic Science event, the Arctic Science Summit Week in Seoul, South Korea, 27th March-1st April. The theme of the summit is "The Arctic: New Frontier For Global Science" and Florian will co-lead a session on "Societal changes in the Arctic and North-South relations", with prominent participants from all over the world. …

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Extractive Industries in the Arctic

  Looking forward to a phD course on extractive industries in the Arctic. It's planned and implemented by several members of the IASSA (www.iassa.org) Extractive Industries Working Group members. There will be experts from all over the field, including industry representatives, NGO, indigenous people’s representatives, teaching about how to prevent damage from industry projects to …

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welcome to the new blog!

Greetings and a warm welcome to this blog on Arctic anthropology! We would be happy if this becomes a forum for communicating relevant and interesting events, thoughts, ideas around human livelihoods in the circumpolar North. Looking forward to seeing you soon!