Mobile Roots – Rethinking Indigenous and Transnational ties

The University of Lapland invites proposals for workshops for this interesting conference, in October 2015. I think we Arctic Anthropologists have a lot to say about this! Would someone like to propose a workshop, or then later submit a paper?

Mobility and roots: Taxi tank on Yamal 2011
Mobility and roots: Taxi tank on Yamal 2011

http://etmudays.etmu.fi/

12th International ETMU Days conference 22–23 October 2015 University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland

Conference theme:

Mobility across borders is an everyday feature of life for many people across the globe. Continue reading “Mobile Roots – Rethinking Indigenous and Transnational ties”

Seminar: Arctic fish-fishers-fisheries: scientific and local knowledge convergence

February 16-17 2015, Thule room, Arctic Centre

Arctic Centre (University of Lapland, Rovaniemi) organizes 3rd workshop in the series ‘Arctic Ocean and coastal communities’ on February 16-17, 2015. The workshop is a great opportunity to bring together local and academic knowledge and in this way deepen our knowledge about Arctic fisheries.

Seminar is part of the EU ACCESS project – Arctic Climate Change Economy and Society.

More information

Arctic Ark: new project on animal breeds, species and human practices in the Arctic

We are very happy to announce that we started working on a new project funded within the Finnish Academy’s Arctic programme, called

Eveny reindeer, courtesy of Narya Starostina, Eveno-Bytantay, Yakutia
Eveny reindeer, courtesy of Narya Starostina, Eveno-Bytantay, Yakutia

Arctic Ark. Human-animal adaptations to the Arctic environment: natural and folk selection practices (Arc-Ark)

The Arctic is often seen as a biodiversity-poor region, where animal husbandry is solely based on herding of reindeer (Rangifer tarandus). However, in northern Europe and Siberia, also breeding of special autochthonous cattle (Bos taurus) and horse (Equus caballus) breeds has a long tradition (for example, Northern Finncattle, Yakutian cattle, Mezen horse and Yakutian horse). Continue reading “Arctic Ark: new project on animal breeds, species and human practices in the Arctic”