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Polar Social Sciences & Humanities: Spotlight on Swiss Research #3

12th March 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Together with Yvon Csonka, the SPI organises the workshop Polar Social Sciences & Humanities: Spotlight on Swiss Research #3, dedicated to polar social sciences and humanities (SSH) that will be held on Friday 12 March, from 13:30 to 16:45.

Here is the agenda of the workshop:

13:30 – 13:45       Word of welcome

13:45 – 14:45       Presentation

“Siberian Indigenous Sciences for Understanding Environmental Changes with Western Environmental and Social Sciences”

Alexandra Lavrillier, Deputy director of the CEARC (Cultures, Environments, Arctic, Representations, Climate research center) for the Arctic,  University of Versailles St-Quentin and University Paris-Saclay

14:45 – 15:00       Presentation of SPI activities and SPI Flagship Initiatives

15:00 – 15:45       Open forum – Presentations of Swiss research and projects

– Climate change, mobility and transformation. Human-environment interactions in (pre)historical societies of the Arctic

Mirco Brunner, Archeologist at the University of Bern

– Connections over frozen grounds: European Global Studies and the interest in Polar Research

Madeleine Herren-Oesch, Director of the Institute for European Global Studies at the University of Basel

– Community well-being and environmental health: relationships to beings and territory (nunavik)

Laine Chanteloup, Professor at the Faculty of Geosciences and Environment of the University of Lausanne

– Discovering Connections – the Arctic and Us

Martin Schultz, Co-Director of the Cerny Museum

– New Mining Frontiers: Research Agenda on Critical Minerals in Polar and High-Mountain Regions

Florian Vidal, Research fellow at the French Institute of International Relations

                                                  Systemic Design for Circularity in the Norwegian Arctic

                                                   Tobias Luthe, Professor at the Institute for Spatial and Landscape Development of ETHZ

15:45 – 16:00      Coffee break

16:00 – 16:40      Discussion of issues of common interest

– Access to the fieldin times of COVID-19

– Ethical guidelines and codes of conduct for research in the Arctic

– Indigenous knowledge and SSH research

– Etc.

16:40 – 16:45       Closing and end of the event

The event will be held online, on Zoom.

Registrations are closed.


12th March 2021
1:30 pm - 4:45 pm
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