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

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