Several Arctic anthropologists, mostly based in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland, have decided that now is the right time to create a platform that allows us to communicate our ideas beyond some office table or informal chats.
We have a shared enthusiasm for our discipline and an interest in the North as a space for living and doing research among its inhabitants. Our research and theoretical interests are diverse, but united by the conviction that we can contribute to general debates in our discipline ‘from the North’, i.e. by combining evidence from our fieldwork with theoretical interests.
We hope that numerous comments and contributions on our topics here enrich all of our work, and in an ideal world maybe we can create new interest networks and contacts among colleagues to work jointly on promoting the study of Arctic residents in the discipline of social anthropology, and also in its relevance for improving the lives of those living in the North.
We have started this blog around mid-March 2011!
This blog is run out of the anthropology research team at the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Finland. Here you can find who we are www.arcticcentre.org/anthropology
Further more, we also invite other anthropologists with a shared enthusiasm and interesting topics to contribute to our blog. If you want to become an author, you will need an invitation by the blog administrator. For this you should write a shortly why you think your posts should be shared here. Send this email to fstammle(at)ulapland.fi or sdudeck(at)ulapland.fi