News & Events

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: InfraNorth 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 Co-edited by Peter Schweitzer, Olga Povoroznyuk & Stephanie McCallum 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 […]