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Olga Povoroznyuk has defended her PhD-Thesis

On September 19, 2022, Olga Povoroznyuk successfully defended her PhD dissertation “Soviet Infrastructure in the Post-Soviet Era? Building a Railroad and Identity along the Baikal–Amur Mainline in East Siberia”. Her cumulative dissertation introduces the notion of transformative infrastructure and focuses on the role of large-scale infrastructures as articulations of state modernization and identity building. The […]

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!

November 8, 2021: Article Co-Authored by PI 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 […]

November 20, 2021: ASEEES Roundtable on Siberian and Northern Studies

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, […]

November 4, 2021: Presentation 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 […]