Call for Sessions

Deadline: October 10, 2019

June 20 will be reserved for additional excursions, such as the Solovetsky Islands.

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 policymakers 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.
IASSA encourages 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, labour, 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