Deadline: 18 December 2016
What do the concepts “indigenous people” and “indigeneity” mean? Are they terms that promote indigenous and human rights, or are they tied to changing power relations in discursive ways? What is the role of these terms in the Finnish context? What are the past and current experiences of indigeneity?
The University of the Arctic (UArctic) is seeking applicants for its two-day conference (January 19-20, 2017 – University of Helsinki, Finland) examines the concept of “indigenous people” as an inter-national and global phenomenon, and the unique processes through which this concept is applied to, lived and translated for each local situation.
The second day of the conference examines the Arctic and especially Sámi peoples issues. It aims to open new perspectives to the history and presence of indigenous peoples in the Arctic’s multicultural and -lingual history. By bringing together several disciplines, the aim is to foster academic research on understanding the local indigenous communities and the borders of “indigeneity”. During the conference, a broad range of standpoints, results and research problems will be put in enriching, constructive dialogue to provide new insights into the studies on ‘indigeneity’.
- Dynamism of indigeneity in economic, social and political contexts
- Experiences of indigeneity
- Complexity of colonialism
- Indigenous people and research processes
- Arctic multicultural and -lingual history
- Historicism and historicities in the Arctic
The event is open to the public and free of charge for all participants.
How to Apply
Interested applicants must apply online via given website.
For more information, please visit Call for Papers.