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 at Schottengasse 10 and concluded with a reception at the Arkadenhof of the University of Vienna’s main building.

Images from the event can be viewed here.

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!