Conferences


Peter Schweitzer

  • 29.09.2019 │ Conference paper: “Culture“ and “Sustainability“: Can the Two Notions Be Brought Together? at the DGSKA conference in Konstanz, Germany.
  • Jan 2018 │ Fifth International Symposium of Arctic Research, Tokyo (Japan): Keynote Speech on “Remoteness and Infrastructure: On the Affordances of the Built Environment in Polar Regions
  • 13.12.2017 │ ArcticNet conference “Arctic Change”, Quebec, Canada: "Uneven Development: Infrastructure, Population Change and Modernisation Along the Northern Sea Route" with Olga Povoroznyuk and Mia Bennett  
  • June 2017 │ Ninth International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences, Umea (Sweden): “Hubs, Corridors, and the Space Between: Transportation and Information Networks in Remote Areas"  
  • April 2017 │ Arctic Science Summit Week 2017, Prague (Czech Republic): Keynote on “Arctic Social Sciences and Interdisciplinarity: Anthropological Perspectives on the Built Environment
  • Nov 2016 │  Austrian Day of the Royal Anthropological Institute in London (UK): “Remote Connections: Human Entanglements with Built and Natural Environments in the Arctic and Elsewhere”
  • 25.10.2016 │ X. Siberian Studies Conference, St. Petersburg (Russia): "BAM Construction: Living Memory of the Happiest Time?" with Olga Povoroznyuk [presentation here]
  • 29.09.2016 │ Girton College, Cambridge (UK): "From Distance to Remoteness: Coping with Change and its Absence"
  • Nov 2015 │ Conference “VDNKh-2015”, St. Petersburg (Russia): “Remoteness, Infrastructure, and Mobility: The Social Life of an East Siberian Railroad”
  • Oct 2015 │ Ethnologisches Colloquium, Hamburg (Germany): “Remoteness, Infrastructure, and Mobility: The Social Life of an East Siberian Railroad
  • Sept 2015 │ Polar Symposium, Groningen (The Netherlands): “Transportation Networks and Human Mobility in the Arctic: Eastern Siberia and Beyond”

Christoph Fink

  • 11.05.2016 │ Qualitatives Conference, St. Cathrines (Canda): "GIS Mapping & Anthropology towards visual based analysis and Dissemination" together with Gertrude Saxinger and Sigrid Schiesser

Olga Povoroznyuk

  • 29.09.2019 │ Conference paper “Living along the Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM): Resources, Social Change, and “Sustainability” among Indigenous Communities” at the DGSKA conference in Konstanz, Germany
  • 15.04.2019 │ SIEF Conference, Santiago de Compostela: "A Right to Remoteness? A Missing Bridge and Articulations of Indigeneity along an East Siberian Railroad". with Peter Schweitzer
  • 25.02.2019 │ A seminar talk at the Department of Ethnology, Moscow State University, Moscow: "Infrastruktura (Post)-Sotsializma: Pamyat’, Identichnost‘ i Politika Emotsii v Regione BAMa"
  • 18.11.2018 │ Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Jose: "Reconstructing the Baikal-Amur Mainline: Materiality and Affect of the Postsocialist Railroad"
  • 06.10.2018 │ Workshop “Siberia: Infrastructure and Environment”, Berlin: "(Re)Constructing the Baikal-Amur Mainline: Materiality and Affect of (Post)Socialist Infrastructure"
  • 21.09.2018 │ Vienna Anthropology Days, Vienna: "Affective Infrastructure: Reconstructing a (Post)Socialist Railroad"
  • 15.08.2018 │ Conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists, Stockholm: "(Re)Constructing the BAM: Affective Networks of the (Post)Socialist Infrastructure"
  • 05.07.2018 │ International symposium “On Land, Water and Ice: Indigenous Societies in the Changing Arctic”, Sapporo, Japan: "Living Along the Baikal-Amur Mainline: Resources, Social Change and (Im)Mobility Among Indigenous (Evenki) People"
  • 17.05.2018 │ Conference of the Young Researchers of Siberia, Irkutsk-Listvyanka: "(Post)sovetskaya Infrastruktura: Opyty i Ozhidaniya Modernizatsii BAMa [(Post)-Soviet Infrastructure: Experiences and Expectations of Modernization along the BAM]"
  • 13.12.2017 │ ArcticNet conference “Arctic Change”, Quebec, Canada: "Uneven Development: Infrastructure, Population Change and Modernisation Along the Northern Sea Route" with Peter Schweitzer and Mia Bennett
  • 30.11.2017 │ Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington DC: The Baikal-Amur Mainline: "Constructing a Railroad and Identities as a Socialist Megaproject" with Peter Schweitzer
  • 09.11.2017 │ Austrian Polar Research Institute annual meeting, Innsbruck: "Overcoming remoteness? Technosocial networks, mobility and modernization along the Baykal-Amur Mainline"
  • 06.10.2017 │ German Anthropological Association conference, Berlin: "Baikal-Amur Mainline: Remembering Socialist Construction"
  • 04.07.2017 │ Congress of Anthropologists and Ethnologists of Russia XII, Izhevsk, Russia: "Antropologiya Infrastruktury BAMa: o Metodakh Polevykh Issledovaniy na Rossiyskom Severe"
  • 09.06.2017 │ International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences IX, Umea, Sweden: "History of Railroad transportation, settlement and migrations in the BAM Region" with P. Schweitzer [abstract here]
  • 09.06.2017 │ International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences IX, Umea, Sweden: Host of the Panel: "The Social Life of Transportation Infrastructures in the Circumpolar North and Other Remote Areas" with P.Schweitzer
  • 26.05.2017 │ 3d CoRe Workshop: "The Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM) and Mobility: Experiences and Expectations"with Ch. Fink, G. Saxinger, S. Schiesser and P. Schweitzer
  • 05.04.2017 │ Arctic Science Summer Week, Prague (Czech Republic): "Impacts of Transportation Infrastructure: Social Dynamics and Sustainability along the BAM" with Peter Schweitzer [presentation here]  
  • 21.02.2017 │ “Gender Shifts and Resource Politics in the Arctic” conference, Uppsala (Sweden): "Railroad rhythms and gendered labor: professional and family lives of workers on Baikal-Amur Mainline” with Vera Kuklina and Gertrude Saxinger [presentation here]
  • 14.11.2016 │ "Cultural Systems", Annual Meeting of the Austrian Polar Research Institute, Vienna (Austria): "Human Entanglements with Infrastructure: Social Dynamics and Mobility Along the Baikal-Amur Mainline"
  • 25.10.2016 │ X. Siberian Studies Conference, St. Petersburg (Russia): "BAM Construction: Living Memory of the Happiest Time?" with Peter Schweitzer [presentation here]
  • 31.08.2016 │ univie: Vienna Arctic Summer School, Vienna (Austria): "Infrastructure and Social Dynamics along the Baikal-Amur Mainline, East Siberia" [presentation here]
  • 25.05.2016 │ “Anthropology, Weather and Climate Change”, Conference organized by the Royal Anthropological Institute and British Museum, London (UK): "Tradition and Change in Local Communities along the Railroad (mobility, resources and identity politics in the BAM Region)" [presentation here]
  • 26.01.2016 │ “Gender Asymmetry In Northern Communities (Perspectives from the Margins)”, IASC workshop, Lychen (Germany): "Indigeneity and Marginality: Gendered Migrations and Contacts in the BAM Region"
  • 16.01.2016 │ 2nd CoRe Workshop, Vienna (Austria): "Living Along the Railroad: Resources, Migrations and Technosocial Meshworks of the BAM Region"
  • 14.11.2015 │ “Exhibition of the Academic Research Achievement 2015: Knowledge and Technologies: production, transfers and circulation”, St. Petersburg (Russia): "Жизнь «на БАМе»: миграции и техносоциальные сети городов и поселков Севера" (Living "at the BAM": Migration and Technosocial Networks of Cities and Towns of the North)
  • 11.11.2015 │ Central European Polar Meeting, Vienna (Austria): "Local Communities of the Baikal-Amur Mainline Region: Impacts of Social and Technological Engineering"
  • 09.11.2015 │  1st CoRe Workshop, Vienna (Austria): "Living along the BAM: Social Dynamics and Identity Politics"
  • 11.09.2015 │ CHAGS XI, Vienna (Austria): "Living and mining along the BAM: social sustainability or resource curse?"

Gertrude Saxinger

  • 29.09.2019 │ Organized the panel “Sustainabilities’, Or The Politics of a Many-Faced (not negotiable?) Concept” at the DGSKA conference in Konstanz, Germany.
  • 06.09.2018 │ UArctic Congress, Oulu (Finland): "Queering Indigeneity: Indigenous Queer Intersections in the Arctic". IASSA Gender in the Arctic Workshop. Co-organiser. 
  • 22.08.2018 │ International Geographical Conference "China-Mongolia-Russia-Economic Corridor: Geographical and Eonvironmental Factors and Territorial Development Opportunities", Sochava Institute for Geography/Russian Academy of Sciences, Irkutsk (Russia): "Mobilities in a remote oil region – the example of Verkhnemarkovo in the Irkutsk Oblast" with Natalia Krasnoshtanova and Gertraud Illmeier.
  • 21.02.2017 │ “Gender Shifts and Resource Politics in the Arctic” conference, Uppsala (Sweden): "Railroad rhythms and gendered labor: professional and family lives of workers on Baikal-Amur Mainline” with Vera Kuklina and Olga Povoroznyuk [presentation here]
  • 16.11.2016 │ AAA Annual Meeting, Minneapolis (USA):"Simultaneity and Separation: Understanding the Extractive Industries' Fifo Workers through the Multilocality-Lens"
  • 16.11.2016 │ AAA Annual Meeting, Minneapolis (USA): "Thinking through Multilocality: Mobility, Place and Time Reconsidered" panel organized together with Jelena Tosic
  • 11.05.2016 │ Qualitatives Conference, St. Cathrines (Canada): "GIS Mapping & Anthropology towards visual based analysis and Dissemination", together with Christoph Fink and Sigrid Schiesser
  • 01.04.2016 │ Conference of the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA), Vancouver (Canada):"Living in a worker´s camp: gated communities in the (Sub-)Arctic´s extractive industries – Yukon and Siberia"
  • 15.02.2016 │ Western Regional Science Association Conference, Big Island (USA): "Community participation in mining: a Mobility Companion Guide for early career workers"
  • 11.11.2015 │ First Central European Polar Meeting, Vienna (Austria): "The Arctic Natural Resources Industry - selected aspects from Polar Social Sciences" key note
  • 11.11.2015 │ First Central European Polar Meeting, Vienna (Austria): "The Central & Eastern European perspective on current and future Polar Social Sciences & Humanities" round table discussion
  • 11.09.2015 │ XI. Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies, Vienna (Austria): "Extractive Industries: Impacts, Benefits and Participation of Local Communities" panel organized together with Tatiana Safonova, Istvan Santha, Florian Stammler
  • 09.09.2015 │ XI. Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies, Vienna (Austria): "Food (in-)security in Times of Changing Land and Ways of Life" panel organized together with Norma Kassi
  • 09.09.2015 │ XI. Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies, Vienna (Austria): "Thriving Futures: Community Based Research and Planning" panel organized together with Sharon Harwood and Norma Kassi
  • 16.08.2015 │ Arctic FROST Annual Meeting, St. Petersburg (Russia): “We also want to mine in 100 years – let´s save the deposits!”
  • 16.08.2015 │ Arctic FROST Annual Meeting, St. Petersburg (Russia): "Local Ideas About Sustainability"
  • 12.03.2015 │ EU-PolarNet Kick-off Meeting, Alfred Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven (Germany): "The State of Contemporary Arctic Social Science – introduction to IASSA" 

Sigrid Schiesser

  • 11.05.2016 │ Qualitatives Conference, St. Cathrines (Canada): "GIS Mapping & Anthropology towards visual based analysis and Dissemination" together with Christoph Fink and Gertrude Saxinger