Monthly Archives: June 2012

Languages, Minorities and Social Psychology

ORHELIA and anthropology research team member Roza Laptander shares the following from a conference she presented at: The 13 International Conference on Language and Social Psychology (ICLASP), is an initiative of the International Association of Language and Social Psychology (IALSP), … Continue reading

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Oral history – Mapping Endangered Oral Cultures Cambridge

For those interested in oral history, heritage and archiving: Here are some impressions of the “Charting vanishing voices” workshop, held by the Cambridge World Oral Literature Project .  The workshop is on recent developments all over the world preserving oral … Continue reading

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Workshops series on Identity, Politics and Place in relation to indigenous peoples in Leipzig.

Friday 22 June 2012 I participated to a workshop in Leipzig, at the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography, on the theme: “Identity, Politics, Place and Representation”. The workshop had been preceded the day before (21.06.2012) by a public lecture given … Continue reading

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Determining the wellness of Arctic Communities

Colleague Stephanie Irbacher-Fox from Yellowknife, NWT, Canada, sent around this call for papers for an interesting conference. Basically all topics relating to the wellbeing and viability of livelihoods in the North are welcome. They also invite contributions from the non-Canadian … Continue reading

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Arctic logistics

Even if logistic is not your thing, like in my case, you cannot avoid this challenge if you have to move in this northern area between Finland (Lapland) and Norway (Finnmark). After hours and hours of surfing in internet you … Continue reading

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ACCESS project – Arctic Climate Change, Economy and Society

Greetings from stormy Bugøynes ‘Havet (‘ocean’ – norweg.) is giving and taking’.  Many people in the coastal area refer to ‘giving and taking’ properties of seawater. The coastal village lives from the sea – cod/salmon/crab fishing, ‘Arctic’ tourism. The King … Continue reading

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The cradle of fly-in/fly-out reindeer herding in Europe: greetings from Khongurei

In many works on reindeer herding Komi people are considered as innovators who made reindeer herding not only a way of life but a profitable economy. One innovation that they did in the small village of Khongurei (see my fieldwork … Continue reading

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