Call for Papers: Heritage and Change in the Arctic
Call for Papers Date:
Heritage and Change in the Arctic
Call for Papers
An interdisciplinary conference of the humanities and social sciences
University of Greenland
11th - 14th October 2013
Making a new and unique contribution to Arctic research and policy by bringing together scholars from North America, Greenland and the Nordic countries, from the social and human sciences, this two-day conference relates the historical origins of key socio-environmental challenges facing Arctic communities to both contemporary responses and potential future alternatives. A key focus will be the political, economic, and cultural investments of Arctic states and Arctic peoples in ecological and cultural sustainability.
This is a rare opportunity to discuss northern issues as they cross the Arctic Atlantic, and in a place that embodies such key questions as historical climate change and emergent sovereignty.
Subthemes will include (but are not limited to):
Natural resources and sustainable development
National identities and centre-periphery relations
Indigenous identity and heritage landscapes
Youth, tradition, and community responses to change
We welcome proposals for presentations on any relevant topic. Please send proposals including a 200-word abstract and a brief statement of the authorís academic affiliation by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 May 2013.
The organizers have been able to obtain significant funding for the conference, which means the basic conference fee (covering lunches, coffee, etc.) will be only 400 DKK / CAD 80. Travel information will follow.
Please note: due to limited capacity the number of participants will be limited to 50.
For more information please consult the CIRCLA website: www.arctic.aau.dk
Robert Chr. Thomsen
Centre for Innovation and Research in Culture and Learning in the Arctic
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