The latest news (or change) has been added on April 22, 2009
April 22, 2009
The Spring/summer 2009 issue of Northern Notes, The Newsletter of the International Arctic Social Sciences Association IASSA, (vol. 30) has been published.
April 15, 2009
IASSA hereby publishes the following paper:
"IPY 2007-2008 and Social Sciences: A Challenge of Fifty Years" by Igor Krupnik (Member, Joint Committee for IPY 2007-2008, Smithsonian Institution).
October 1, 2008
The final note from the outgoing president Yvon Csonka
Members of the International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA) meet in General Assembly at each edition of the International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS), every three or four years. On August 25th, during the recent 6th ICASS in Nuuk, Greenland, the General Assembly elected a new Council for the next three years. At its first meeting, the new Council chose, by an unanimous vote, Dr. Joan Nymand Larsen as president of the association. Ms. Larsen, an economist and senior scientist at the Stefansson Arctic Institute in Akureyri, Iceland, had announced that her institute would host the IASSA secretariat, and organize the next ICASS in Akureyri in 2011. Her term of presidency starts on October 1st, 2008.
Beside Joan Nymand Larsen, other IASSA councillors for the period 2008-2011 are:
Yvon Csonka (ex officio as past president; University of Greenland)
Grete Kaare Hovelsrud (CICERO, Oslo)
Lene Kielsen Holm (ICC-Greenland, Nuuk)
Alexander King (University of Aberdeen)
Birger Poppel (University of Greenland)
Peter Schweitzer (University of Alaska Fairbanks)
Florian Stammler (Arctic Centre, Rovaniemi)
Anne Sudkamp (University of Alaska Fairbanks)
For contact information and self-presentations of Council members, please see Council Members
I take this opportunity to express, on behalf of the Association, my deep gratitude to the outgoing members of the IASSA Council, who did not present themselves for re-election: Galina Diachkova, Igor Krupnik, Patrik Lantto, and Heather Myers (see http://www.iassa.gl/councils/council_2004_2008.htm ). My best thanks also to all the members who, by their support, made this term of presidency and council a very worthwhile experience.
And best wishes to Joan Nymand Larsen, new IASSA President!
President (outgoing), International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA)
Department of Cultural and Social History
Ilisimatusarfik, The University of Greenland
P.O. Box 1061
DK-3900 Nuuk, Greenland
August 26, 2008
A new council has been elected on August 25, 2008, in Nuuk, Greenland
February 22, 2008
The Winther/spring 2008 issue of Northern Notes, the newsletter of IASSA, has been published.
November 25, 2007
The International Directory of Arctic Social Sciences is becoming reality at http://arcticcentre.ulapland.fi/idass/ The International Directory of Arctic Social Scientists (IDASS) establishes a tool to aid in creating interdisciplinary and/or multi-national research teams. The Directory will be demonstrated and information checked/added at the ICASS IV in Nuuk, Greenland during August, 2008.
August 13, 2007
The Spring/Summer 2007 issue of Northern Notes, the newsletter of IASSA, has been published.
January 25, 2007
New student IASSA membership at a reduced rate!
Since January 1, 2007, the International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA) offers until August 2008 membership for students at all levels at a 75 % discount from the full membership fee:
200 DKK (Danish Kroner) for students in Europe, North America, and Japan
(approx. 35 USD = 39 CAD = 27 EUR)
100 DKK (Danish Kroner) for students in all other countries
(approx. 17 USD = 19 CAD = 13 EUR)
This fee covers the first three years of membership.
During this limited period, until August 2008, students may become members of IASSA for only one quarter of the full membership fee. This promotion aims at offering young social scientists an improved opportunity to join IASSA and benefit from the active network within it. Further, this is a step to help secure the future of IASSA, which, naturally, lies in the hands of the next generation of social scientists working with Arctic issues. We would therefore greatly appreciate any help in promoting IASSA amongst students interested in Arctic social science.
Additional to the new student fee, a new 2-region fee structure is also introduced, offering reduced fees for members in some parts of the world.
Please visit the "Membership Services" for further details on the new fees and how to become a member or renew your current membership.
December 15, 2006
The Fall/Winther 2006 issue of Northern Notes, the newsletter of IASSA, has been published.
June 20, 2006
The Spring/Summer 2006 issue of Northern Notes, the newsletter of IASSA, has been published.
January 19, 2006
The Fall/Winther 2005/2006 issue of Northern Notes, the newsletter of IASSA, has been published.
January 19, 2006
Read the Final ICARP II Statement from the International Conference on Arctic Research Planning II (ICARP II) “The Arctic System in a Changing World”. Copenhagen, Denmark, November 10-12, 2005.
November 15, 2005
Read the Draft Conference Statement (pdf) from the International Conference on Arctic Research Planning II (ICARP II) “The Arctic System in a Changing World”. Copenhagen, Denmark, November 10-12, 2005. If you can not read the pdf file you can in stead read a website version.
September 17, 2005
ICARP II - 2nd International Conference on Arctic Research Planning. The conference will take place November 10-12, 2005 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The research plans are now available at ICARP's website: http://www.icarp.dk
June 8, 2005
The Spring/Summer 2005 issue of Northern Notes, the newsletter of IASSA, has been published. The new issue is available in pdf format here. Northern Notes will also be sent by mail to all members.
May 19, 2005
Subject: ESF BOREAS Circumpolar Studies Research Funding Initiative
We are pleased to announce the opening of the Call for Outline Proposals for the ESF EUROCORES Programme "BOREAS - Histories from the North: environments, movements, narratives" on circumpolar studies.
This is an research funding initiative coordinated by the European Science Foundation, targeting humanities and social science scholars specialising in Arctic and sub-arctic research in Europe, Canada, the USA and Russia.
You are invited to consult the website www.esf.org/boreas , where you will find the text of the Call, practical information, and national and international contact details and where you can subscribe to the BOREAS mailing list and Forum.
Please note that BOREAS will only fund international Collaborative Research Projects (CRP), with participants based typically in at least three countries (see "Call" for details), and that all assessments and evaluations of proposals will always consider the full CRP.
For all queries and further information, you may write to
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Dr. Ruediger Klein
EUROCORES Programme Coordinator
European Science Foundation
1, quai Lezay-Marnésia
F-67080 Strasbourg cedex
Phone: +33 (0)388 767-104
Fax: +33 (0)388 37 05 32
April 2, 2005
Brief reports from the IPY Joint Committee and Open Consultative Forum meetings, Paris, March 7-11. Read the report.
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