Heritage and Change in the Arctic
An interdisciplinary conference of the humanities and social sciences entitled 'Heritage and Change in the Arctic' announces a call for papers. The conference will be convened 11-14 October 2013 at the University of Greenland in Nuuk, Greenland.
Making a new and unique contribution to arctic research and policy by bringing together social and human sciences scholars from northern Canada, Greenland, and the Nordic countries, 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 peoples in ecological and cultural sustainability. The conference will be a rare opportunity to discuss northern issues as they cross the Atlantic. Subthemes include:
- Natural resources and sustainable development
- National identities and centre-periphery relations
- Indigenous identity and heritage landscapes
- Youth, tradition, and community responses to change
Proposals on any relevant topic are welcome, and should be submitted via email (contact-circla [at] cgs.aau.dk). Submissions should include a 200-word abstract and a brief statement of the author's academic affiliation.