ICASS IX conference conveners is happy to announce that registration to the Ninth International Congress of Arctic Social Science (ICASS IX) is now open!

Please visit the conference website http://iassa.org/icass-ix to register.

ICASS IX's theme is People & Place. 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 the many different parts of the Arctic and the people that live there. The multiple Arctics have lately been addressed by many policy makers and researchers. The purpose is often to counteract the stereotypic understanding of the Arctic too often represented by icebergs and polar bears. A focus on people and place highlights the many variances across the region in terms of climate, political systems, demography, infrastructure, history, languages, legal systems, land and water resources etc. etc.

All the best,
Gabriella Nordin, IASSA secretary