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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

CFP, Heritage and Change in the Arctic, Nuuk 11-14 October 2013

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 northern Canada, 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):
Ā Natural resources and sustainable development
Ā National identities and centre-periphery relations
Ā Indigenous identity and heritage landscapes
Ā 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
author¡¦s academic affiliation by email to: 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

Please note: due to limited capacity the number of participants will be
limited to 50.

For more information please consult the CIRCLA website:

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