The Anthropology Research Team in Rovaniemi, Finland, organises series of occasional lectures and events related to the study of human social and cultural diversity and similarity in the Arctic, and social anthropological research.
Below you find pdfs and / or announcements of our lecture and event series. Most of the events are also posted separately in the ‘announcement’ category of this blog.
Anthropology contra ethnography? 29 May 2019, 13-14:30, Rovaniemi
Sometimes in our field there are situations where we avoid calling ourselves anthropologists, for the sake of not being confused with those people who measure skulls. Instead we may say that we are ethnographers, especially in the post-Soviet Arctic. But is anthropology and ethnography the same? Many of us would say no. This is the topic of the next article that we are going to discuss in our next reading circle. Everybody is welcome! Also interested people from elsewhere, and you don’t have to be an anthropologist. All you need is to read the article and have an interest in the topic.
Place: Rovaniemi, 96100, Lauri-talo, Pohjolankatu 25 (if weather allows outside)
Date: 29 May 2019, 13-14:30
Article data: Ingold, Tim 2017. Anthropology contra ethnography. Hau Journal of Ethnographic Theory, vol 7, no 1. Open access at https://www.haujournal.org/index.php/hau/article/view/hau7.1.005
Looking forward to an inspiring discussion.
Does anthropology need to engage with well-being as a concept? 23 April 2019, 13-14.30
This is the topic of our next reading circle discussion, to which you are all welcome. We first meet in Florian’s office on the top floor or Arktikum, Rovaniemi, and if we are more people than fit there, we go to a bigger room. The reading for the discussion is
Thin, Neil 2009. Why anthropology can ill afford to ignore well-being. Chapter 1 in Pursuits of Happiness: Well-Being in Anthropological Perspective, ed by Gordon Mathews, Carolina Izquierdo. Oxford, New York: Berghahn books, pp. 23-44.
Cookies and tea will be served:)
Organised by Anna Stammler-Gossmann,
AGENDA: April 16, Thule room
Session 1: 9:00 – 12.00
- Prof. Koivurova Timo, Director of the Arctic Centre. Coordinator of ICE LAW sub-project: Legal perspective
- Dr. Stammler-Gossmann Anna, Arctic Centre. Coordinator of ICE LAW sub-project: Local and indigenous perspectives: Arctic fisheries in the context of climatic changes.
- Dr. Klochkov Dmitry. Director of Marine Informatics, Murmansk, ’Climate change and the current status of commercial fish stock in the North-East Atlantic
- Kiselev Sergei. Fisheries regional manager of Hampidjan Group (Iceland), branch office in Russian Federation, Murmansk. Russian-Icelandic cooperation in fisheries
- Iljasov Artur. Vice-Director in international affairs of ‘Association of Commercial Fisheries’, Murmansk. Marine Stewardship Council and certified sustainable fisheries: Experiences of the ‘Association of Commercial Fisheries’ 2013-2018
- Golenkevich Aleksei, Coordinator of WWF program on Sustainable Fisheries (Barents Department). Cooperation between WWF and fishers: Reducing the impact of the commercial cod and haddock fisheries on the marine ecosystem of the Barents Sea
- Documentary screening: ‘Domesticated fish’ – Aquaculture in Finnmark (Norway), 9 min, by Anna Stammler-Gossmann
Session 2: 13.00 – 16.00
- Nebasifu Ayonghe Akonwi, Arctic Centre, PhD candidate. Discourses of Artisanal Fishing in Cameroon
- Keltoum Boumedjane, University of Versailles/Arctic Centre. “Shifting circulation of people, animals and chemical components in the context of Climate Change”
- Dr. Stammler-Gossmann Anna, Arctic Centre. Arctic fisheries: fish and fishers movement
- Tissari-Miller Alan, former trawler worker and participants of polar expeditions in the Arctic and Antarctic, Murmansk/Rovaniemi. Fishing in North Atlantic, life on board and technical equipment of trawlers.
- Iljasov Artur. Vice-Director in international affairs of ‘Association of Commercial Fisheries’, Murmansk. Vulnerablility of the ecological system of the North-East Atlantic: Innovations in the fish industry and movement for the responsible production of the seafood.
- Koventsay Sergey, Head of the fish-processing department of OOO “Russian Sea – Aquaculture”, Murmansk. Farmed fish in the Murmansk region
April 17, Thule room
Session 3: 9:00 – 12:00
- Saloniemi Anne. Lapin AMK, Rovaniemi/Inari. Fishing Sami woman
- Janne Holopainen. Kalapalvelu 66´33 N company. Rovaniemi. Sea fishing in Norway and in Finnish Lapland in the tourism sector.
- Lazarev Maxim, Hobby fisher, Murmansk. Hobby fishing and socio-cultural significance of fish consumption in the Murmansk region
- Platonov Andrei, fisheries technologist, kolkhoz Kalinina, Murmansk region. Commercial fisheries: catch and processing in kolkhoz Kalinin
Session 4: 13:00 – 15:00
- Aikio Jouni. Sami Parlament, Livelihood and Legal Committee, Inari. Indigenous perspective: Sami fishing in the Inari lake TBC
- Pajula Eero. Hobby fisher, member of the leading group ‘Lapland experience technology 2025’, Rovaniemi. Ice fishing in Rovaniemi: Regulations and safety
- Stammler-Gossmann Anna. Fieldwork video records: ‘Fishing bears’ and ‘Salmon of Kamchatka (Far East): coming home’
- Workshop: Knowledge to Knowledge: Different techniques of knife sharpening and fish skinning, conducted by Eero Pajula and Ayonghe Akonwi Nebasifu
- Stammler-Gossmann Anna. Concluding remark.
Our colleague Klemetti Näkkäläjärvi will give a lecture this Friday at 13.15 at the University of Lapland main building LS19 (= Eelin sali), with a title that would sound in english something like “rights and obligations of the Saami community”. Klemetti served as the speaker of the Finnish Saami parliament and has a PhD in anthropology. The lecture is going to be in Finnish (I see that this limits the listeners in this forum). Fore Finnish speakers outside of Rovaniemi, it will be possible to listen at https://connect.eoppimispalvelut.fi/saam0103/
If someone would go and comment on this here it would be great
The Anthropology Research Team is very happy to welcome you all at the Arctic Centre for a joint presentation by Professor Elena Isayev and Professor Staffan Müller-Wille, both from the University of Exeter, UK, on the 28th of May at 14:00 in the Thule seminar room. Elena Isayev is Professor of Ancient History and Place and Staffan Müller-Wille is Associate professor at the Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology.
“Care, assimilation and revitalization in Deanuleahki, Sápmi”
23/11/2017, 14:00, Thule Room, Arctic Centre Rovaniemi.
Annikki Herranen-Tabibi, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University. Research on kin-based forms of care, and the ecological and political context thereof, in Deanoleahki, Sápmi. She is going to talk about her anthropological fieldwork plan, as well as answering any possible questions someone might have about Harvard.
The talk will be at 23 November, 14:00 in Rovaniemi, Finland in the Arktikum house, in the meeting room “THULE”. Coffee and cookies will be served.
The University of Lapland’s Arctic Centre, Rovaniemi, Finland, is pleased to announce confirmation of a 2 day International Shamanism Seminar which will be held on 27th – 28th of November 2014. The key speaker is Mihaly Hoppal from Hungary who is the President of the International Institute for Shamanistic Research. A list of the speaker’s and titles of their presentations as well as registration details can be found on the seminar website. On behalf of The Staff at Arctic Centre, we welcome you to Lapland – Best wishes – Francis Joy.
Extractive Industries, mobility and work in rural Russia, lecture by Elisabeth Öfner from Vienna about a village that sends fly in – fly out workers to the Russian Arctic for oil and gas extraction. Tuesday, April 8, Rovaniemi, Arctic Centre, Borealis Room, 13.15
Oil, reindeer herders and flexible laws on Kolguev. Join us with Rémy Rouillard from the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge, sharing research on Arctic Extractive Industries from Russia’s northernmost onshore oil fields. April 3, 14.30 in the Borealis Room, Arctic Centre.
BARENTS STORIES exhibition by Anna Stammler-Gossmann. Join us on Thursday, February 20th, 2014, at 16:15 for the opening reception in the Arctic Centre library, Rovaniemi.
Sami_Jona_Aleftina_131114 Sami people of Jona: pride and prejudice. Thursday, November 14, 2013, Borealis room, 15:00. Workshop (in Russian) with a Sami activist and writer Aleftina Sergina from Jona village (Kola Peninsula, approx. 30 km from the Finnish border, around 100 inhabitants).
Discussion circle: FIELD POSITION AND ACCEPTANCE OF ANTHROPOLOGISTS BY SOCIETIES IN THE FIELD. We all have something to say on this and our own position, e.g. for some of us the field site is also home, some struggle with being accepted too deeply in, or on the contrary rejected by the society we live in during our field work. We use the occasion of a three week visit by Cambridge PhD student Evelyn Landerer to talk about this topic on Wednesday, 13 November in the top floor of the Arctic Centre, in the BOREALIS room at 12 o clock.
ORHELIA_workshop_Sep13_prog Programme and schedule of our data management and fieldwork reporting workshop, oral history, Sep 23 and 24
Kultajoki_screenannounce_130418 People and Gold in Lapland, film screening, April 18
All lectures take place in the Arktikum building in Rovaniemi, Finland, unless individually announced otherwise. Participation is open and free for everybody. Please contact one of our team, for example fstammle(at)ulapland.fi, astammle(at)ulapland.fi, or nuccio.mazzullo(at)ulapland.fi for further enquiries or put your questions and comments here on the blog.
Looking forward to seeing you in Rovaniemi!