Arctic Futures? Climate, geopolitics and local realities

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Release date: 4/11/2016

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The Anthropology, Weather and Climate Change 2016 conference was held by the Royal Anthropological Institute, London, 27-28 May 2016. One of the many conference panels was convened by Olga Ulturgasheva, University of Manchester and Barbara Bodenhorn, University of Cambridge and titled "Northern Futures? Climate, Geopolitics, and Local Realities." This panel considered the intersections between environmental conditions, geopolitical tensions, and local innovative reactions characterising the Arctic in the early 21st century. Siberian and Alaskan participation was supported by the Arctic Social Sciences Program of the National Science Foundation. Each of the three sessions was framed by a report from places vulnerable to environmental, political, and socio-economic upheavals, given by people who live in—and whose ancestors lived in—the country about which they were talking. These were stories of calamity, but not of victimhood.

Media contributions

TitleArctic Futures? Climate, geopolitics and local realities
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletArctic Research Consortium of the United States
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date4/11/16
DescriptionThe Anthropology, Weather and Climate Change 2016 conference was held by the Royal Anthropological Institute, London, 27-28 May 2016. One of the many conference panels was convened by Olga Ulturgasheva, University of Manchester and Barbara Bodenhorn, University of Cambridge and titled "Northern Futures? Climate, Geopolitics, and Local Realities." This panel considered the intersections between environmental conditions, geopolitical tensions, and local innovative reactions characterising the Arctic in the early 21st century. Siberian and Alaskan participation was supported by the Arctic Social Sciences Program of the National Science Foundation. Each of the three sessions was framed by a report from places vulnerable to environmental, political, and socio-economic upheavals, given by people who live in—and whose ancestors lived in—the country about which they were talking. These were stories of calamity, but not of victimhood.
Producer/AuthorBetsy Turner-Bogren
URLhttps://www.arcus.org/witness-the-arctic/2016/3/article/26081
PersonsOlga Ulturgasheva, Barbara Bodenhorn

Conference

TitleAnthropology, Weather and Climate Change
LocationROYAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL INSTITUTE AND THE DEPARTMENT OF AFRICA, OCEANIA AND THE AMERICAS OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM, London, United Kingdom
Period27 May 2016 → 29 May 2016
Linkhttps://www.therai.org.uk/conferences/anthropology-weather-and-climate-change-2016