Olga Povoroznyuk and Peter Schweitzer will be talking about the anthropology of transport infrastructures in the North at the 2021 Convention of the American Society of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies in New Orleans, USA. The roundtable discussion “Searching for Siberia: Interdisciplinary Approaches and Transnational Perspectives” will take place on Saturday, November 20, 2021, […]
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Nov 8, 2021: Article Co-Authored by Peter Schweitzer
PI Peter Schweitzer is co-author of a recently published article in Environmental Research Letters about “Expanding infrastructure and growing anthropogenic impacts along Arctic coasts”. The article was prominently featured by the European Space Agency. The article is available for open acess at this link. (Copyright Picture: Bartsch et al. (2021), permafrost in background (light grey area) – year […]
Nov 4, 2021: Paper at Anthropology of Technology Conference
Philipp Budka, InfraNorth’s North American study region lead, is giving a talk on digital and transport infrastructures in remote communities in Canada at the Anthropology of Technology Conference in Aarhus, Denmark (Nov. 4-5, 2021). His paper discusses aspects of the similarities and differences of digital and transport infrastructures by building on fieldwork on digital infrastructures […]
Sept 23, 2021: Workshop “The Global Economics & Geopolitics of Arctic Transport Infrastructures”
InfraNorth organized the workshop “The Global Economics and Geopolitics of Arctic Transport Infrastructures” at the University of Vienna, September 23, 2021. Program and registration details to be found here.
July 1, 2021: InfraNorth Officially Launched
The launch event included presentations by project lead Peter Schweitzer and InfraNorth team members, as well as the introduction of project affiliates and partners. The event started with an opening address by the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Vienna, Hajo Boomgaarden, at the premises of the new project office […]
June 21, 2021: Panel at International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences
InfraNorth members hosted the conference panel “The Promise of Arctic Infrastructural Development: Connectivity, Mobility, Prosperity” at the 10th International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences, which took place online from June 15–20, 2021. Panel presentations were based on research on transport infrastructures in the North conducted within the recently finished CoRe project and the new InfraNorth […]
June 6, 2021: Special Section in “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 […]
May 26, 2021: Presentation at Department of Social & Cultural Anthropology
Peter Schweitzer and the InfraNorth team gave an online presentation about the InfraNorth project at an internal seminar of the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Vienna.
May 25, 2021: Data Management Workshop
The InfraNorth team held a workshop on data management, where external experts on ethical issues related to ethnographic data gathering, usage, and transfer gave presentations.