Monthly Archives: June 2013

“Drinking and Driving is so much Fun” – Arctic Workshop at the University of Tartu in Estonia May 31 – June 1, 2013

“Drinking and driving is so much fun” is an unusual title for an anthropological workshop. It was just the right provocation to induce serious reflections on something that anthropologists usually reserve for the famous “corridor talk” during conferences, when they … Continue reading

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Anthropology of polar bears

“Polar bear, polar bear what do you see?   I see an anthropologist fearing of me.” The city map of Longyearbyen is colored according to the secure areas without polar bear protection – the darker the color, the safer is to … Continue reading

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Svalbard Spitzbergen Arctic logistic: From the Arctic Circle to the very North – through the very South

Greetings from Svalbard! It is a bit chilly here in Longyearbyen, especially if you come from the South, I mean from the Arctic Circle, where it was +24 when I left Rovaniemi. Some snowflakes were falling down during the day … Continue reading

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Teaching abroad (in the Republic of Sakha Yakutia, Russia)

Writing blog entries is definitely not my life element. However, sometimes you realize that it is a good place to highlight some activities going on at the Arctic Centre and thank our supporting funding agencies, which make these activities possible. … Continue reading

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Mining or golfing? Or both? Or nothing? – A perspective to mining in the north of Sweden

In a small newspaper named LKAB Framtid Luleå [LKAB Future Luleå] with a special February issue this year published by the Swedish mining company Loussavaara Kirunavaara Aktiebolag (LKAB), can an article with the headline “Critics are wrong: ‘We need more mines’” … Continue reading

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New book about the history of the Sámi from Russia during Soviet times – online open access

My book “The Sámi of the Kola Peninsula: About the life of an ethnic minority in the Soviet Union” has been recently translated into English and published on the internet within the publication series of the Centre for Sámi Studies … Continue reading

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Hi there!

My name is Lukas Allemann, I am new at the ORHELIA Project, and I’ll begin to write my PhD thesis here. I did my Master’s in Eastern European History and Russian Language and Literature at the University of Basel (Switzerland), … Continue reading

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