Category Archives: Arctic Ark: Human-animal relations

Finnish Academy Arctic call research consortium between LUKE Jokioinen and Arctic anthropology research team.
The project studies the specific genome of Arctic animal species and how human cultures influence it

Problems of gigantic reindeer slaughter plan for Yamal-Nenets nomads

The recent announcement by the Yamal government to artificially reduce the number of reindeer in the Yamal-Nenets Okrug by a quarter of a million animals has caused a discussion in Russia that has now spilled over to the international arena. … Continue reading

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Meeting the world’s youngest farmers of native cattle in the world’s coldest inhabited place

During fieldwork for our Arc Ark research project, I walk the street in Sakkyryr, the central village of the Eveno-Bytantay Ulus (District) of the Sakha Republic, Yakutia, East Siberia. I stop to take a picture of two beautiful white cows … Continue reading

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Beyond perception conference

The previous blog topic by Anna on humans and animals is very prominent in the programme of the upcoming super-interesting “Beyond Perception” conference at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. The conference takes key topics of Tim Ingold’s work as starting … 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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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 Arctic Ark. Human-animal adaptations to the Arctic environment: natural and folk selection practices (Arc-Ark) The Arctic is often … Continue reading

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