Arctic/Inuit/Connections: Learning from the Top of the World

Event Type: 
Conferences and Workshops
When: 
24 October 2012 to 28 October 2012
Where: 
Washington, D.C.

The 18th Inuit Studies Conference will be hosted by the Smithsonian Institution and will be held in Washington, DC. The conference will consider heritage museums and the North; globalization: an Arctic story; power, governance and politics in the North; the 'new' Arctic: social, cultural and climate change; and Inuit education, health, language, and literature.

The 2012 conference will be held in various Smithsonian museums. Several special Inuit-themed exhibitions will be displayed across the Institution. Opportunities for visiting collections, archives, and laboratories are available.

The conference will cover a broad spectrum of topics, including climate change and indigenous people; international cooperation in the Arctic; roles of museums and museum collections in preserving Inuit languages, heritage, and culture; governmental programs in the northern regions and their interactions with local communities; and Inuit cultural/political
institutions.

For more information, please visit:
http://www.mnh.si.edu/arctic/ISC18/index.html