April 3, 2023: Chapter by Olga Povoroznyuk & Peter Schweitzer in “The Siberian World”

The chapter “What difference does a railroad make?” by Olga Povoroznyuk and Peter Schweitzer is focusing on the impact of the construction of the Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM) in Eastern Siberia in the 1970s-1980s. Special attention is paid to the role of the cities of Tynda and Severobaikalsk which were founded along the BAM at that time. In their paper, the authors are also addressing the impact of the railroad on the local indigenous communities. 

The volume The Siberian World is a collection of insightful papers based on various ethnographic studies dealing with a variety of topics such as indigenous rights and the impact of climate change.

Ziker, J.P., Ferguson, J., & Davydov, V. (Eds.). (2023). The Siberian World. Routledge.

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May 29, 2024: InfraNorth at the Arctic Congress 2024 Bodø

Several InfraNorth team members will participate in the Arctic Congress Bodø 2024 (May 29 – June 3, 2024), which combines the International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS) XI, UArctic Congress 2024, and High North Dialogue 2024. Here is a summary of three sessions convened by team members as well as a number of InfraNorth-related […]

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May 10, 2024: Presentation by Peter Schweitzer at the 2nd Polar Waalem Seminar

InfraNorth’s principal investigator Peter Schweitzer was a guest speaker at the 2nd Polar Waalem Seminar. Under the title “Green Technologies in Climate and Polar Research,” the event was held on May 10 – 11, 2024, at the Waalem estate on the German North Sea island of Föhr. His presentation, “Arctic Residents and Change: Economic Development, […]

May 7, 2024: Talk by Peter Schweitzer at the Arctic Circle Berlin Forum

InfraNorth’s principal investigator Peter Schweitzer gave a talk at the 2024 Arctic Circle Berlin Forum, as part of a session titled “Climate Change in Polar and High-Altitude Regions.” His contribution focused on anthropological perspectives on Arctic and Alpine climate change, including the role of (transport) infrastructures. The session also featured Frederik Paulsen, the board chair […]

Apr 24, 2024: Presentation by Olga Povoroznyuk and Peter Schweitzer at Nome Coordinated Research Consortium Workshop

On April 24, Olga Povoroznyuk and Peter Schweitzer presented online the preliminary results of their InfraNorth fieldwork in Nome, Alaska at a workshop hosted by the Nome Coordinated Research Consortium (NCRC). The workshop aimed to discuss the present and future of Nome, considering transport infrastructure (such as the projected deep-draft port), mining, tourism, and climate […]

Call for Papers: InfraNorth Workshops at VANDA Conference 2024

Apr 5, 2024: Call for Papers for InfraNorth Workshops at VANDA 2024

The 4th Vienna Anthropology Days – VANDA conference, which will be held at the University of Vienna (23 – 26 September 2024), has just opened its call for papers. Three InfraNorth-related sessions are included: Philipp Budka, Giuseppe Amatulli, and Ria-Maria Adams are organizing the workshop “Building Tomorrow: Exploring Infrastructures and Futurities.” The workshop invites contributors […]