Tenth International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences:

Arctic Generations:
Looking Back and Looking Forward
15-19 June 2020
Arkhangelsk, RUSSIA

ICASS X Call for Sessions

Deadline: October 18, 2020

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. 

At this time, ICASS X is planned as an in-person event, but other formats will be considered if necessary. 

​ICASS X working language is English. Individual sessions may offer translation on their own. 
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 different countries.
IASSA is now seeking proposals for sessions. Please submit them by 18 October 2020 at https://icass.uni.edu/call-session-proposals

If you have questions, please email Elena Golosova ( ).

Please include session title, name of organizer(s), complete contact information for a corresponding organizer, and a brief description of the session (150 words). Please also indicate a theme where the proposed session fits the best (see the list below).
General ideas on sessions will also be gratefully accepted (email ). Submissions must be in English. 
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 sessions and papers 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.
The Call for Papers/Posters will be distributed in November 2020, with a preliminary list of sessions. Some travel funding may be available on competitive basis. 


  1. Archaeology
  2. Arctic Futures, Scenarios, Prospects
  3. Arctic Infrastructure
  4. Arctic People, Generations and Places
  5. Arctic Youth and Generational Relations
  6. Art & Design
  7. Cultures
  8. Economy, labor, and development in the Arctic
  9. Environment & Climate Change
  10. Gender in the Arctic
  11. Governance
  12. Health & Well-Being
  13. History
  14. Indigenous knowledge and Knowledge co-production
  15. Indigenous societies
  16. International Relations and Science Diplomacy in the Arctic
  17. Knowledge Systems & Education
  18. Languages
  19. Law & Legal Regimes in the Arctic
  20. Literature
  21. Migrations & Mobilities
  22. Museums & Heritage
  23. Religion & Spirituality
  24. Research Methodologies
  25. Resource & Extractive Industries
  26. Settlements in the Arctic
  27. Social work in the Arctic
  28. Sustainability
  29. Technology and Innovation in the Arctic
  30. Tourism

Contact Information

IASSA Secretariat

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

Phone:  +47 75 51 79 91

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Information on previous IASSA Secretariats can be found at the IASSA history page.


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