Call for papers: Indigenous knowledge systems workshop
Thursday 4th October 2012 at 9-16 Arctic Centre, University of Lapland (Pohjoisranta 4, Rovaniemi)
Western scientific knowledge has for a long time been considered the hegemonic source of reliable knowledge in the society. However, also other knowledge systems like local knowledge have lately been gaining more interest and appreciation as the view on knowledge has widened. Today it is widely accepted that science is just one of the knowledge systems. ARKTIS Doctoral Programme arranges a 1-day workshop for PhD students and researchers on the multiple knowledge systems issues in connection with the academic visit of professor Sandra Harding from University of California, Los Angeles, USA. The workshop consists of three keynote lectures and presentations by PhD students.
- Prof. Sandra Harding, UCLA: ”Indigenous knowledge: Benefits for Indigenes and for Western societies”
- Dr. Elina Helander-Renvall, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland: ”Reindeer Herders’ (traditional) knowledge”
- Prof. Suvi Ronkainen, University of Lapland: ”From epistemological ideas to research practices. How ideas of standpoint epistemology and partial knowledge could modify research methodology”
PhD students are invited to give presentations on their doctoral research that addresses “knowledge issues” – in a broad sense. In addition to indigenous people’s traditional knowledge, also topics like how different knowledges are produced, used or treated in the society or the meeting of different knowledge systems – among others – are welcome. The presentations can be empirically, theoretically or methodologically oriented.
If you are interested in giving a presentation at the workshop, please submit your abstract by Tuesday 18 September 2012 to Ilona Mettiäinen (email@example.com). The abstract should be about 300 words. Please include also the title of your presentation, 3-5 key words, the name of the author, affiliation and contact details. The selected PhD students will be informed by 21 September. Participation in the workshop with a presentation equals to 2 ECTS.
ARKTIS PhD students can gain 1 ECTS by writing a learning journal based on the workshop. Please register to submitting the journal to firstname.lastname@example.org (only ARKTIS PhD students).
The workshop is arranged by ARKTIS Doctoral Programme, but also other PhD students and researchers of the University of Lapland are welcome to participate.
Ilona Mettiäinen, email: email@example.com, phone: 040 4844 273