The Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland will organize the seventh Northern Political Economy symposium on September 26th-27th 2017 in Loma-Vietonen (Ylitornio), 65 kilometres northwest from Rovaniemi. The theme of the symposium is “Political Arctic/Arctic Political” and it will address political aspects of life in the Arctic as well as the Arctic life as an object of politics, even in the academia.
programme will include keynote talks, presentations by the participants
and discussions on the basis of presentations. A symposium dinner will
The accepted papers and programme will be announced by August 15, 2017.
Mikko Lehtonen: Arctic and/as Alternative Modernity.
Lehtonen is professor of Media Culture at the University of Tampere,
Finland. In his latest book (in Finnish Maa-ilma) Lehtonen develops an
alternative way of understanding culture, based on human bodies and
their skillful actions. He is interested in the changing relations and
conceptualizations of economy, politics and culture in the current
A second key note speaker will confirmed as soon as possible.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Papers and presentations covering different aspects of Arctic life as a political phenomenon are welcome.
Please send your abstract (max. 250-words) with your name, title, affiliation and contact information before July 31, 2017 by email to Monica Tennberg (email@example.com).
More information: Call for papers
REGISTRATION, TRAVEL AND ACCOMODATION
you prefer to participate to the symposium without presenting a paper,
please register your participation before September 15, 2017 by email to
Susanna Pirnes (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The event will be held in Loma-Vietonen (Yli-Tornio), 65 kilometres northwest from Rovaniemi.
is no fee for participation. The organizers cover the costs of travel,
accommodation and meals during the seminar. Please note that the
symposium participants are expected to cover their own travel costs to
and from Rovaniemi, from where a bus transportation is arranged to the
symposium site. Let us know if you have any wishes about the diet.
organizer, research professor Monica Tennberg, research professor,
Northern political economy/Sustainable development research group,
Arctic Centre, University of Lapland (email@example.com) and
the symposium organizing team Tanja Joona (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Susanna Pirnes (email@example.com), and Hanna Lempinen