Author Archives: Anna Stammler-Gossmann

Lapland’s cultural codes: ‘unlocking’ experiences in Rovaniemi

Our Arctic Studies Programme in Rovaniemi has already started. Most of the participants are international students, for whom it is the first time not only in Rovaniemi, but also in Finland.               Unlocking your own … Continue reading

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‘People of the Changing Permafrost Land’ (Churapcha, Republic of Sakha Yakutia, Russia, June 18-19, 2019) ICE LAW subproject ‘Local and Indigenous Perspectives’

by Anna Stammler-Gossmann The third community meeting ‘People of the Changing Permafrost Land’ (June 18-19, 2019), which was organised by Anna Stammler-Gossmann (Arctic Centre) and local partners, took place in a remote northern village of Churapcha, administrative centre of the … Continue reading

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‘Norwegian fjords: Living with Changes’ (Bugøynes, Norway, June 7 – 8, 2019) ICE LAW subproject ‘Local and Indigenous Perspectives’

by Anna Stammler-Gossmann The second community meeting ‘Norwegian fjord: Living with Changes’, organized by the Arctic Centre (Anna Stammler-Gossmann) took place in the remote coastal fishing village of Bugøynes (Finnmark, Norway) on June 7-8, 2019. How is seawater perceived and … Continue reading

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Climate, Fish and Fisheries: Local and Indigenous Perspectives (Rovaniemi, Finland, April 16-17, 2019)

by Anna Stammler-Gossmann The first meeting ’Climate, Fish and Fisheries: Local and Indigenous Perspectives’ (organizer Anna Stammler-Gossmann) took place in April 16-17 in Lapland, at the Arctic Centre (Rovaniemi, Finland). Thematic issues of the community meeting were focused on different … Continue reading

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Community meetings: ICE LAW subproject ‘Local and Indigenous Perspectives’

by Anna Stammler-Gossmann The Indigenous and Local Perspectives subproject (ICE LAW: Indeterminate and Changing Environments) documents perspectives informed by understandings of land, water, and ice, and explores responses to changed geophysical and political environments (https://icelawproject.org/about/). Shifting water-ice-scape was discussed from local, … Continue reading

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PRACTICING SHAMANISM: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A SHAMAN?

Learn more about shamanism! Shaman traditions, in their hundreds of different forms are still alive today. Arctic Centre hosts two Sami shamanic practitioners from Kola Peninsula. You have a unique possibility to learn more about spiritual practices and sacred places, … Continue reading

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Why are Arctic animals like they are? FieldWorking together: anthropologists and geneticists search for an answer.

The joint field trip to a reindeer farm in Finland in April was the first experience of a collaborative work of social and natural scientists to understand processes of animal adaptation to extreme Arctic environments. The ‘Arctic Ark’ project (Arctic … Continue reading

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