Research Seminars 2012

Spring term 2012

 27. 01Yulian Konstantinov, UiT: “Recent ideological ‘poetics’ in Russia and grassroot practices: a look from Lovozero District, Murmansk Region”

10. 02. Velina Ninkova, UiT: “Does education make a difference? Subsistence, employment and the role of education for the San in the Omaheke Region, Namibia and Ghanzi District, Botswana” (Presentation of a PhD Project)

17. 02. Jorun Ramstad is organizing screening of Secrets of the Tribe

24. 02. Bjarge Schwenke Fors, UiT, “Border tourism in the Russian-Norwegian Borderland”

02. 03. Jennifer Hays, UiT/EHESS“Strategic uses of indigenous rights: Self-determination, conservation, and development in Namibia”

09. 03. Marius Warg Næss, PhD, CICERO“Pastoral decision‐making – evolutionary and game‐theoretical approaches”

16. 03. Vladislava Vladimirova, UiT/Max Planck Institut.
“Citizenship and Morality in the North: The Play of Representations in Russian Sápmi social and political life”

23. 03. Gaute Svensson, UiT: “Common sense in angling isn’t necessarily common – Angling tourism and potential conflicts”

11.05. Rane Willerslev, Prof. and Director, Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo: “The New as Always the Same: a Critical Perspective on Yukaghir Hunting Adaptations to Climate Change”

25. 05. Jorun Ramstad, UiT: Urfolksmedia – et inntak til mediefeltet og medieantropologi


Fall term 2012

21.09. Yulian Konstantinov, UiT, and Trond Thuen, UiT: The insider point of view in development projects in North West Russia. (InPoint)

28.09. Terhi Vuojala-Magga: 
Global Changes and Sami reindeer herding in Finnish Sapmi

26.10. Bjørn Bjerkli, UiT: 
Lokale reaksjoner på Finnmarkskommisjonen

05.11.Keyan Tomaselli, University of Kwazulu-Natal: Rethinking Indigeneity

Abstract: The 20 year ‘Rethinking Indigeneity’ project that has been conducted by the Centre for Communication, Media and Society amongst indigenous populations. notably the Zulu and the Kalahari San,  will be discussed in terms of origins, research phases, researcher obligations, logistical challenges, subject/host and reviewer expectations, and Same-Other relations.  How might researchers in (or coming to) the South (including Africa), especially those working amongst indigenous populations,  conduct their work? Amongst the methods to be discussed will be autoethnography, participatory research , action research, and just plain ‘hanging out’.  The research implications of the Centre’s multicultural, multinational, multiracial, multi-ethnic and multi-linguistic research teams will be debated.  The broader contours of this project can be consulted at:

Further on the Rethinking Indigeneity project

16.11. Vladislava Vadimova Kirilova, University of Uppsala:
Transnational Ethnic Formations, European Liberal Multiculturalism and Russian Narratives about Indigenous Separatism.

23.11. Jon Schackt:
Lokalstyre og landrettigheter blant urfolkene i Sør-Belize.