Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


iassa logo1ICASS X's theme is Arctic Generations: Looking Back and Looking Forward. Research on social sciences and humanities have a great responsi- bility to address the challenges for sustainable development in the Arctic, with a specific focus on past, present and future generations of Arctic residents. The generational nature of changes and responses have lately become more recog- nized by many policy makers and researchers. A focus on generations highlights the long-term, fundamental nature and scope of changes, im- pacts and adaptation strategies. Another focus of ICASS X is Indigenous knowledge and inter- and transdisciplinary research in the Arctic.

ICASS will welcome sessions and papers on all facets of the Arctic and Sub-Arctic. And, as al- ways, ICASS will also welcome contributions on all other subjects of relevance to IASSA members.

We encourage the participation of Indigenous peoples, northern residents, and decision- makers, as well as academics, so that ICASS X provides a rich environment in which to advance discussions on sustainabilities in the Arctic and the North and on other Northern matters.

The International Arctic Social Sciences Associa- tion (IASSA) announces the 10th International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS X) to be held on the campus of Northern (Arctic) Federal University, in Arkhangelsk, Russia, 15-19 June 2021. Please reserve extra day for addition- al excursions, such as the Solovetsky Islands.

ICASS X will celebrate the 30th anniversary of IASSA.

ICASS is held every three years, bringing together people from all over the world to share ideas about social science and humanities research in the Arctic. ICASS IX, held in June 2017 in Umea, Sweden, attracted 800 participants from 25 dif- ferent countries.

All submissions should be in English.

If you have any questions please contact Andrey Petrov (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) and CC to Elena Golosova (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

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SESSION SUBMISSIONS: Deadline October 18, 2020

PAPER/POSTER ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS (opens in November): Deadline December 15, 2020

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