News Category: News

Oct 11, 2023: Article by Sophie Elixhauser, Alexandra Meyer, et al. in “Environmental Science & Policy”

Sophie Elixhauser, Alexandra Meyer and others wrote an article on collaborative research on climate and environmental change for the journal Environment Science & Policy. The article’s aim is to rethink how anthropology can be involved in interdisciplinary research on climate and environmental change, considering wide-spread obstacles for successful collaboration and recommending best practices. S. Elixhauser, […]

Oct 6, 2023: Newspaper Article: How Could the Future in Sør-Varanger Look Like?

The local newspaper Sør-Varanger Avis in Kirkenes published an article about the recently conducted scenario workshops in Kirkenes. Researchers Peter Schweitzer, Olga Povoroznyuk and Alexandra Meyer (University of Vienna) and Bjarge Schwenke Fors (Barents Institute) were interviewed about the workshops and the aims of the projects, including the connection between transport infrastructure and well-being in Arctic communities. […]

May 24, 2023: Article by Olga Povoroznyuk & Peter Schweitzer in “Ambio”

The Paper “Ignoring environmental change? On fishing quotas and collapsing coastlines in Bykovskiy, Northern Sakha (Yakutiya)” written by Olga Povoroznyuk and Peter Schweitzer was published by Ambio, a journal of environment and society issued by the Royal Swedish academy of Sciences. The paper is discussing the impact of climate change on the local community of […]

Jan 2023: Outreach Position in ERC Project InfraNorth

The ERC project InfraNorth is inviting applications for the position of an outreach expert to communicate and disseminate project related research. Deadline has been extended to February 6. For details, please navigate to the University of Vienna’s job portal.

Sept 19, 2022: Olga Povoroznyuk Succesfully Defended her PhD-Thesis

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 research was supported by […]

Aug 11, 2022: Article by Olga Povoroznyuk et al. in “Arctic Science”

Interdisciplinary review article on social and environmental consequences of roads and railways led by Olga Povoroznyuk with contributions from W. Vincent, P. Schweitzer and a few other Arctic scholars is now accessible online in the Canadian journal Arctic Science The article features six Arctic case studies and is a result of collaboration between social […]

June 6, 2022: The InfraNorth Online Survey 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 residents in Northern communities aged 18 years or more are invited to participate in the survey!