Polar Libraries Bulletin #65

Wed, Dec 15, 2010
The fall 2010 issue (#65) of the Polar Libraries Bulletin is now available at http://arcticcentre.ulapland.fi/polarweb/plc/pubs.asp.

On behalf of Joël Plouffe, Université du Québec à Montréal, and the Association for Canadian Studies in the U.S. (ACSUS), I would like to invite you to submit a paper proposal for the Arctic/North section for the 2011 Biennial Conference for ACSUS to be held in Ottawa 16-20 November 2011.

Extended abstract submission deadline for the Arctic Science Summit Week (27 March - 1 April, 2011 in Seoul, Korea):Saturday, 15 January 2011 For more information, please visit the http://www.assw2011.org or contact assw2011@kopri.re.kr.

The PhD training course "People in changing wolrd" was held at the University of Oulu, Finland in November 15-17, 2010. For more information see the Thematic Networks page.

The fourth  PhD training course will be held in March 19-23, 2012 at Abisko Scientific Research Station, Sweden. The course is titled "Snowtalks" and will conclude the climate change effects on people and environment in the North where snow is a very important factor. Find out more from the Global Change Thematic Networks page.

Indigenous peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East do have the future!On November, 23rd in Moscow the First Congress of youth - significant event in the history of youth movement of indigenous peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East - has come to an end.

While development aid is nominally targeted at improving the ‘human security’ of indigenous peoples, in practice it functions to depoliticize them, shaping and conditioning the forms of subjectivity their life may take, such that they may be more amenable to liberal governance. Thus is it necessary for indigenous communities...

Call for Proposals / Appel de propositions (pour de détails en francais)The Northern Governance Thematic Network of the University of the Arctic, with support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, is pleased to announce 10 available fellowships for graduate students, valued at $5,000 each.