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15.06. – 19.06.2020


Arkhangelsk, Russia


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 2020. 

ICASS X will mark 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 10 October 2019 to Andrey Petrov ( ) and CC to 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 up to two themes where the proposed session fits the best (see the list below).
General ideas on sessions will also be gratefully accepted.
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 will be distributed in Fall 2019, 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