Calotte Academy: Discourses on the Arctic – (inter)disciplinary theories and methods of Arctic research

NOTE: Dates tbc

The Calotte Academy will discuss Arctic issues and discourses in the context of the regional and globalized Arctic theoretically and holistically from many angles and disciplinary approaches, from academic and policy-oriented ones – including exploration, exploitation, shipping and aviation, infrastructure, tourism - and from the perspectives of past(s), present(s) and future(s), and from global, or international, Arctic and local contexts in the European Arctic.

The Calotte Academy 2018 will be organized in June 4-10, 2018 (tbc) in the European Arctic – Rovaniemi, Salla and Inari, Finland; Kirkenes and Neiden, Norway; Apatity, Lovozero and Murmansk, Russia.

The theme of the 2018 Academy is ‘Discourses on the Arctic – (inter)disciplinary theories and methods of Arctic research’.

The focus is inspired by the substantial, multidimensional and multi-theoretical discussions and debates on perceptions of the Arctic in the 2017 Academy’s sessions (see Final Report of 2017 Calotte Academy at This overarching theme ‘Perceptions of the Arctic: Rich or Scarce, Mass-scale or Traditional, Conflict or Cooperation?’ started a new thematic phase emphasizing discourses, premises, paradigms and methods. The 2018 Academy will continue it by having the main focus on discourses on the Arctic, as well as interdisciplinary theories and methods of Arctic research.

The Calotte Academy calls established researchers and early-career scientists, particularly PhD candidates and post-docs, with different academic backgrounds to participate and present their work in the 2018 Calotte Academy.

The deadline for abstracts and freely formulated funding applications for PhD candidates and post-docs will be February 15, 2018.

More Information and Contact

For more detailed information about the 2018 Calotte Academy, please contact with the co-coordinators Researcher, PhD candidate Gerald Zojer (e-mail:, or PhD candidate Salla Kalliojärvi (e-mail: at University of Lapland.

Course details

Academic level(s)PhD
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUniversity of Lapland
Begin date04.06.2018
End date10.06.2018
Registration deadline15.02.2018
ECTS credits0.0
Field schoolYes
Fields of studyBasic/broad, general programmes
Teaching placeRovaniemi, Salla and Inari, Finland; Kirkenes and Neiden, Norway; Apatity, Lovozero and Murmansk, Russia
Tagssustainabilityadaptationglobalizationdevelopmentsustainable development
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