June 6, 2021: Special Section “Precarious Connections: On the Promise and Menace of Railroad Projects” in Journal Transfers

Co-edited by Peter Schweitzer, Olga Povoroznyuk and Stephanie McCallum, the special section “Precarious Connections: On the Promise and Menace of Railroad Projects” was published in the interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal Transfers.

The introduction by Peter Schweitzer and Olga Povoroznyuk is openly available.

The collection of articles is the result of panels on the anthropology of railroads held at the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) and American Anthropological Association (AAA) conferences in 2018, and of collaborations between the InfraNorth and CoRe projects.

June 14-15, 2022: InfraNorth Workshop “Arctic Infrastructures: Histories of Exploration, Colonization and Industrial Development”

The Arctic, which often has been recognized by residents of temperate climate zones for its supposed unspoiled nature, has a long history of colonization, urbanization and industrial exploitation. From the days of Arctic whaling to gold rushes and oil booms, the Arctic has a rich legacy of built environment serving as infrastructure mainly for non-arctic […]

June 6, 2022: The Online Survey of the ERC Project InfraNorth has been launched!

This survey focuses on the role of transport infrastructures in Arctic and sub-Arctic communities. It is anonymous, consists of seven (7) questions, and takes about 10 minutes to complete.The survey is available at https://sosci.univie.ac.at/InfraNorthQuestionnaire/All residents in Northern communities aged 18 years or more are invited to participate in the survey!