ICASS IX People & Place


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Presenter:  International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA)

Date: Jun 08, 2017 to Jun 12, 2017

Time: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Contact person:  Gabriella Nordin
T: + 46 90 130 035
E: gabriella.nordin@umu.se

Location:  Umeå University Campus at Universum, Sweden

The Arctic is home to approximately four million people, counting numerous ethnicities among its inhabitants. More than ten percent of the total population living in the Arctic is Indigenous peoples. In modern times, rapid and extensive changes has brought opportunities but also challenges to peoples and places in the north, including climate change, industrial extraction, pollution, globalization, migration, food- and water insecurity and widening socio-economic gaps. 

Social sciences and humanities have a great responsibility to address these challenges. Through focusing on people and place we highlight the many variances across the Arctic region in terms of sustainabilities, political systems, demography, infrastructures, histories, languages, legal systems, land and water resources, public health and so on.

Arcum (Arctic Research Centre), Sámi dutkan (Language studies) and Vaartoe (Centre for Sami Research) at Umeå University are pleased to host “People & Place” - the ninth International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASSS IX) organized by the International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA). We encourage Indigenous peoples, northern residents, decision-makers, politicians as well as academics to participate. 

After the ICASS IX conference, June 14, a PhD course in Community based methods for sustainable development in the north will be held at Umeå university.

Information about the course and registration is available at the link: https://websurvey.textalk.se/start.php?ID=104159 

Deadline for registration April 15th 

Please note that NI Researchers will be presenting.