CfPs for InfraNorth Events at VANDA 2022 Conference

ERC project “InfraNorth” (“Building Arctic Futures: Transport Infrastructure and Sustainable Northern Communities”) https://www.infranorth.eu/ will hold two events at the conference Vienna Anthropology Days taking place in Vienna on September 26-30, 2022.

Please, feel free to submit your papers to the panel “Infrastructure and the Built Environment in the Anthropocene” and your expressions of interest to participate in the round table “What Is the Future of Anthropological Collaboration with Russia?” by June 1, 2022 https://vanda.univie.ac.at/call-for-papers/

If you have questions, please, contact the organizers Olga Povoroznyuk olga.povoroznyuk@univie.ac.at and Peter Schweitzer. peter.schweitzer@univie.ac.at.

Figure. Caption: Ship breaking yard in Tiksi, Northern Russia. Photocredit: Olga Povoroznyuk

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