International Workshop

Humanities in Arctic Research

Thursday, 2021/11/04 - Friday, 2021/11/05

The workshop is open to interested students and the general public.

Event organizer: Global Studies | Graduate School of the Arts and Humanities | Walter Benjamin Kolleg
Date: 2021/11/04 - 2021/11/05
Time: 13:15 - 17:15
Venue: F-113
Lerchenweg 36
3012 Bern
Characteristics: open to the public
free of charge

The Humanities in Arctic Research

In the face of the ever increasing impact climate change has on our lives, research in the Arctic has become a pressing issue. While it has hitherto been rather prominently featured in various disciplines of the natural sciences, this workshop offers a platform for academics in the humanities and social sciences to present and discuss their findings from research conducted on the region.

Scholars of all academic levels from the University of Bern, as well as guest speakers from several European countries, present their Arctic research in the fields of archaeology, history, art history, history of science, (ethno-)musicology, linguistics (genomics) and social anthropology.

The workshop encourages an interdisciplinary dialogue to foster future collaboration in this highly important field, both in Switzerland and abroad. In addition, the workshop will feature a practical music performance of Siberian folklorists and a film presentation on the Sámi yoik, plus an excursion to the Cerny Inuit Collection of contemporary Inuit art, thus linking the workshop to Arctic cultural production as an important means of expression of the people directly affected by these environmental changes.