Турбулентные периоды истории ямальского оленеводства в рассказах тундровиков /Turbulent periods in the history of Yamal reindeer husbandry in stories of tundra dwellers

This speech was given in November, 10, 2016 in Salekhard (Yamal, Western Siberia) during International Symposium "Preventing the dissemination of infectious animal diseases on climate change". Among all presentations in this presentation discusses different aspects of work with reindeer, it gives opinion  of reindeer herders about the future of the reindeer husbandry in Yamal, which …

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resource development versus other community sustainability options’?

This is the general topic of the next course in our PhD programme by the Uarctic Thematic Network "Arctic Extractive Industries. It's going to take place this time again in the wonderful town of St John's Newfoundland, Canada. PhD students who have an interest in participating (this time self-funded, I hope you find funds to …

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New Forms of Law and Governance for and from the Arctic

This in an invitation to a seminar on adaptive law and governance in the Arctic. On August 17-18, 2016, Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland (http://www.arcticcentre.org/EN) will organize a seminar, which will look at research approaches to explore the role of law and other institutions in governance of natural resources in the Arctic. We …

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Paper call: Engaging with treasures of the subsurface between extractivism and spiritualism, 20-23 July 2016

Dear colleagues at this year's European Association for Social Anthropology congress in Milano, we got a session accepted on extractive industries where we want to go beyond the usual social impacts of industry evidence - as important as this is. Acceptance of our session proposal was already a success, because there were WAY MORE session …

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Gatekeepers for fieldwork?

Our colleagues in Estonia will host a really interesting workshop this year - focusing on the role of gatekeepers. I think they are very right that these people are so important for any anthropologist (not only in the Arctic), but we know very little about them, yet we all have our own very diverse experiences …

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Pert Yaptik’s speech in the 54th reindeer herders’ day in Yar-Sale.The Yamal peninsula

Dear people, my Yamal Nenets people! Dear reindeer herders! Listen, what I am going to say. Mostly I am speaking to you, young people who are living now on the tundra. As for me I am living on the tundra 70 years, and by myself I am 70 years old. Now officials say that we …

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X SIBERIAN STUDIES CONFERENCE – PASSION FOR LIFE, Emotions, Feelings and Perception in the North and Siberia

A really early announcement for a great conference on Arctic Anthropology! I hope to meet many of the readers of our blog in a years time in St. Petersburg in order to discuss an important theme in our field. As some of you might have guessed I would like to distract the participants' attention a …

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Anthropology beyond dichotomies? Thoughts after “Beyond Perception 2015”

The Symposium "Beyond perception 15" was organised in Aberdeen by the department postgraduate researchers and postgraduate students to celebrate the work of Tim Ingold. The aim was to explore the ways in which anthropologists can find new avenues of approaching the most fundamental questions that our discipline deals with: our relations to the environment and …

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Uarctic Extractive Industries PhD programme course, Fairbanks, 24-30 September 2015

The next course in our PhD programme with a focus on the social sciences of Arctic extractive industrial development will take place in conjunction with the Arctic Energy Summit in Alaska, Fairbanks. There seem to be some last slots for PhD students available. Students of the University of Lapland can get the course recognised for …

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