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iassa logo1ICASS X Tenth International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences:
Arctic Generations: Looking Back and Looking Forward
15-19 June 2021, Arkhangelsk, RUSSIA

Call for Abstracts
DEADLINE: December 25, 2020
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The International Arctic Social Sciences Association (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.

ICASS X is being planned as an in-person event. However, other formats may be considered depending on the COVID-19 situation.

ICASS X will mark 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 different countries. In 2020 ICASS X was postponed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

IASSA is now seeking paper and poster abstracts.
Please submit them by 25 December 2020 to at
All submissions should be in English. All abstracts will be peer reviewed. Notifications of acceptance will be sent in late January. Registration will open at the same time.

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

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ICASS X's theme is Arctic Generations: Looking Back and Looking Forward. Research on social sciences and humanities have a great responsibility 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 recognized by many policy makers and researchers. A focus on generations highlights the long-term, fundamental nature and scope of changes, impacts and adaptation strategies. Another focus of ICASS X is Indigenous knowledge and inter- and transdisciplinary research in the Arctic.

ICASS will welcome papers and posters on all facets of the Arctic and Sub-Arctic. And, as always, 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.

Limited funds may be available to support travel by early career and Indigenous scholars:

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