lectures and events, Rovaniemi

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.


Linnaeus_in_Sápmi: Generating Knowledge in Transit

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.

New Forms of Law and Governance for and from the Arctic, August, 17th -18th, 2016

EU Access project Human-Sea Water interaction workshop: puzzling about sustainability, 11 November 2014

Shamanism, Symbolism and Culture. Role and function of art in the transmission of culture and cultural practices”

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

Cruikshank_lecture & workshop 2013 Apr 06

Joel Robbins_lecture 2013 Jan 17



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!

2 Responses to lectures and events, Rovaniemi

  1. Pingback: ‘Are glaciers ‘good to think with? – Julie Cruikshank in Rovaniemi | Arctic anthropology

  2. I would like to join the mailing list and receive notice of conferences and collaboration. I write and research about Sami film that responses to extraction and mining and other environmental and social justice issues. Thanks. Cheryl J. Fish, PH.D, Professor, English, City University of New York, and Docent, Dept. of World Cultures, University of Helsinki. Thanks for this great material

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