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Resurrecting a wolf for conservation?

fstammle , June 22nd, 2022


Many herders, especailly in the Sub-Arctic, are threatened by the increased number of wolves, eating entire reindeer herds. In Australia they go the opposite way now: they try…


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If Santa Claus’ reindeer can fly, what about other reindeer?

Roza Laptander , June 20th, 2022


It was more than ten years ago during our first visit to Santa Claus village – a tourist attraction in Rovaniemi in the north of Finland. My 6-year-old daughter asked…


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When a great ship asks for deeper water

Roza Laptander , May 25th, 2022


Harlingen’s harbour is usually half-empty on normal days. There are a few tall ships standing alone in water and many private modern yachts. Suddenly, among them you can…


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Decolonising indigenous knowledge? Reading circle 12 May 2022 noon Finnish time

fstammle , May 11th, 2022


Indigenous knowledge, or better indigenous ways of knowing, have been key to anthropological debates on human-environment relations in the Arctic, even more so since climate change has increased…


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Disaster anthropology talk 17 May: The role of culture in crisis:

fstammle , May 6th, 2022


collectivism and individualism in the coastal fishing after 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami This was once Arahama – the vibrant fishing suburb of Sendai, right by the coast….


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Calving started in Yamal reindeer herding

fstammle , May 5th, 2022


Our friend Eduard Khudi and his wife Valentina sent these photos today, of the first reindeer calf of the year, born the 27th April in the Yamal tundra…


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The influence of world politics in the forest of Northern Lapland

fstammle , March 24th, 2022


We all know that the current situation with Russia and Ukraine is rapidly changing a lot of the ways and values on which we have been relying in…


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New expert in knowledge integration: congrats!

fstammle , March 2nd, 2022


A word of congratulations to the freshly baked Doctor Ayonghe Akonwi Nebasifu! He just now defended successfully his PhD dissertation with the title Knowledge Integration in Co-management: A…


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Indigenous People against industry: theatre performance

fstammle , February 18th, 2022


Many of you may have heard about the resistance of Sámi people against the Alta-Kautokeino hydroelectric dam in the 1970s-1980s. Even though the dam was built, the Sámi…


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Nomadic or sedentary life: difficult choice?

fstammle , February 17th, 2022


Most people on our planet make their life choices mostly about in which settlement, country, climate etc they want to live. But the remaining nomads in the Arctic…


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Rare job opening: Groningen Professor Arctic Studies

fstammle , February 9th, 2022


This blog is run by the anthropology team of the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland. But today we want to share a very rare job opening of our…


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Happy new year Yamal style

fstammle , January 1st, 2022


First of all, happy new year to all our readers, followers, and a big thank you to all those who contribute to making this blog a success. This…


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PhD scholarship Canada community economic development

fstammle , November 12th, 2021


Colleagues from the University of Manitoba have shared this generous scholarship opportunity. If you are interested in economics of Communities in the Canadian North, and would like to…


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What makes the “ness” in Geel?

ayongheakonwi , October 5th, 2021


Distinctive doctrines of the Church, and their place in contemporary society, are at times, argued to bring about changes in the Arctic – the people, their land, and…


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Job offer in Aberdeen: lecturer anthropology

fstammle , September 25th, 2021


Our colleague Tatiana Agrounova-Low shares a job-opening for a lecturer in anthropology at the department in Aberdeen. By the way, congratulations to her for becoming Head of Department…


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Mobility in the tundra: how to use the old snowmobiles in the summer

Roza Laptander , September 15th, 2021


From my field notes: “It is still early morning, 4th of August, 2021. I am waiting for a telephone call from a Nenets woman whom I had met…


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A snapshot of contemporary indigenous life – with emphasis on Sámi perspectives

fstammle , September 8th, 2021


A new publication on Arctic Indigenous Peoples from The Sámi Council and German Arctic Office (at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research) was…


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Spirituality of abandoned Arctic Infrastructure

fstammle , August 28th, 2021


So-called ‘ghost towns’ attract people in a certain sense, the ailing beauty of their ruins and the atmosphere of silence that is so different from the silence that…


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Forest fires create hell on earth: Yakutia

fstammle , August 14th, 2021


related to the recent post about the forest fires in Siberia, here I share some footage from local people. This is not official news, it’s private people’s videos,…


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The North is innovative!

fstammle , August 10th, 2021


our university r&d department just shared an EU report, where Finland and Sweden lead their EU-internal rating for innovativeness. Nice to see that the North leads the way…


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Arctic climate amplification and Siberia’s burning forests

fstammle , July 17th, 2021


Usually Arctic amplification is referred to as the reason why the Arctic is warming faster than the earth’s average, as the Arctic’s surface gets darker (due to less…


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arcticanthropology in top 30! Congratulations to our 10th anniversary!

fstammle , July 2nd, 2021


Dear authors, followers, commenters, readers of our blog. Please allow me to share something on our own behalf: Just got surprising good news that our blog made it…


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Reindeer nomadism as profession, lifestyle, passion and love: Sergei Serotetto

fstammle , June 3rd, 2021


русский текст ниже One of the world’s most respected reindeer nomads, 1954-2021, mourning for a friend (all photos in this post © by Florian Stammler) Один из самых…


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Rain on snow – how do people and reindeer learn to survive?

fstammle , April 30th, 2021


This winter and spring we hear again disastrous news from sudden temperature rises and falls, leading to thick ice-crusts on reindeer pastures that block reindeer’s access to their…


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