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IASSA Celebrates 30 YEARS!

IASSA was establihed on August 23, 1990. In 2020 we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of our association. This page will serve as a hub for historical materials, memorabilia, interesting facts and congratulatory letters. Please keep checking as new items are being added!



 Ludger Müller-Wille's planner page for August 23, 1990 - the Day IASSA was established 

IASSA was founded in 1990 in Fairbanks, Alaska, at a meeting held in conjunction with the 7th Inuit Studies Conference. The creation of IASSA followed the suggestion, made at the Conference on Coordination of Research in the Arctic held in Leningrad in 1988, to establish an international association to represent Arctic social scientists.


Special issue on IASSA History (2010)

Past Presidents

Past Presidents Anniversary Letters

Interviews with Past Presidents (2017)

Past Council Members

IASSA Turns 30

IASSA Award Recipients 



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Nord University
Universitetsalleen 11
P.o. Box 1490
8049 BODØ

Phone:  +47 75 51 79 91

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