Arctic Midsummer – party time with pagan roots

In the European Arctic Midsummer nowadays marks mostly the start of the summer holidays. But at the roots of this big holiday, celebrated on or close to the longest day of the year, are pre-christian traditions. Asking from the spirits for a good harvest and for protection from evil forces were at the centre of …

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Arctic Centre Reports 55; Resettlement from the Russian North

Arctic Centre Reports 55 Resettlement from the Russian North: an analysis of state-induced relocation policy Written by Elena Nuykina, edited and with a preface by Florian Stammler   The anthropology research team is happy to announce the available download of a new study on relocation, mobility and locality in the Russian North. Arctic Centre Report …

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