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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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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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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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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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Trust Versus Paranoia: Can the Siberian fire spirit explain the spectacular failure of the UK Covid track and trace app?

fstammle , April 30th, 2021


Piers Vitebsky (pv100(at)cam.ac.uk) and Roza Laptander (roza.laptander(at)mail.ru) are going to give an interesting example on how to de-provincialise Arctic social sciences. This time on a topic tha…


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Society 5.0 – new evolutionism towards more inclusive well-being?

fstammle , November 12th, 2020


Listening to the presentation of Ms Kanae from the Japanese cabinet office at the Japan-Finland Joint Committee meeting on Cooperation in Science and Technology, I was impressed how…


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The Experience of Displacement and Social Engineering in Kola Saami Oral Histories

lukasallemann , October 11th, 2020


Public defence of the doctoral dissertation by blog contributor Lukas Allemann on 15 Oct 2020 Our team member and periodic blog contributor Lukas Allemann examines in his thesis…


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Tenure Track Position in Oulu, Finland: Cultural Histories and Traditional Knowledge of Resource Use

fstammle , March 12th, 2020


Our anthropology colleague Prof Hannu Heikkinen from Oulu just sent this around. Seems to be a rather rare opportunity for a permanent job in Arctic Anthropology! Arctic Interactions…


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Arctic Security and Anthropology

fstammle , January 29th, 2020


Our colleagues Gunhild Hoogensen Gjorv with Marc Lanteigne  launched the Routledge Handbook of Arctic Security, of which they are the main editors, and where there are some chapters…


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Future Arctic Ecosystems revisited or reindeer herding at the verge of extinction?

fstammle , October 28th, 2019


30 Oct, 14:00, Rovaniemi, Arktikum, 2nd floor, coffee room. The world’s northernmost herding horses? at work in herding reindeer, Kharaulakh, Laptev Sea In this Wednesday Afternoon Coffee Chat…


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Discussion: pros and cons of research cooperation between academia and military/security organisations

lukasallemann , August 11th, 2019


This month’s reading and discussion circle of our Arctic Anthropology team is open to all interested participants! Given the relevance of the topic for the entire academia, we…


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The perfect place for comparative border studies?

fstammle , June 12th, 2019


Being here in Blagoveshensk (for a conference on a different topic), I realise how cool this place is for border studies. On the left side the Chinese skyscrapers…


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Another Summer school: Oulu 12-16 August 2019

fstammle , June 4th, 2019


Colleagues from Oulu also put together an interesting programme for their doctoral course, with a focus on studying ‘dark heritage’, i.e. civil wars, atrocities. Here is their programme…


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Anthropology and History: summer school 5-11 August

fstammle , May 31st, 2019


Colleagues from Russia put together a really interesting programme to revisit the relation of anthropology and history, particularly in Russia and post-socialist countries. Their summer school announc…


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Domestication revisited?

fstammle , February 23rd, 2019


Domestication is by most used as a term for the biologically traceable subordination of animals under human control. But anthropologists have for long argued that there are also…


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Keeping Arctic animals makes sense!

fstammle , November 21st, 2018


The Arctic Ark team has presented their work of the last four years in human-animal relations in the Arctic at the Finnish Academy’s final Arktiko Seminar. Studying people’s…


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International conference on “Local horse breeding in Russia in the past, present and future”, June 22-24, 2018

Stephan Dudeck , June 29th, 2018


It is worth travelling north in mid June to experience one of the wonders of the Arctic. It is polar day when the sun disappears only for a…


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Assessing damage to indigenous cultures by industrial development with maths?

fstammle , April 2nd, 2018


I just read an interesting post by the Russian news agency TASS (in Russian) announcing proudly the launch of a new method for assessing damage to indigenous culture…


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How do non-Arctic actors’ interests matter the Arctic? – debates around Arctic Circle assembly

fstammle , November 8th, 2017


From October 13 to October 19, 2017, the Uarctic Thematic network “Arctic Extractive Industries” held a masters/Phd course on the topic of Security, Governance and Geopolitics in relation…


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Women as guardians of Human Security in the Arctic?

fstammle , September 13th, 2017


11 September, talking about Human Security. Is that by coincidence or a slight hint at the terrible events in New York in 2001? It was not quite a…


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Arctic Abstractive Industry

fstammle , August 15th, 2016


Colleague Arthur Mason sent around a link to the collection of popular short essays that many anthropologists contributed to a theme around extractive industries in the Arctic, but…


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New Forms of Law and Governance for and from the Arctic

fstammle , May 2nd, 2016


This in an invitation to a seminar on adaptive law and governance in the Arctic. Researcher Ivanova (left) studying native fisheries governance with the Lariny family in the…


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Arctic Voices: Expectations, Narratives and the Realities of Living with Extractive industries: new publication

fstammle , March 8th, 2016


Arctic Voices: Expectations, Narratives and the Realities of Living with Extractive industries in the Far North (Edited by Emma Wilson and Florian Stammler ) is the name of…


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