We live in the age of polycrisis (or permacrisis), characterised by the combination of long-term, complex and intertwined risks related, inter alia, to health, energy, climate change and economic shocks. New imaginaries, practices and knowledge are necessary to cope with this situation. Although the Arctic is often viewed as a showcase of ongoing global change, research on Arctic politics and governance tends to be very state-centric, and it often overlooks how non-state actors and non-human agents shape those processes. To challenge traditional approaches, this symposium invites critical, interdisciplinary perspectives that seek to expand our understanding of human-nature relations in and through the Arctic. The Symposium aims to reflect on and explore novel notions and approaches to the human-nature relationship from various onto-epistemological, normative, and methodological perspectives.

We welcome papers discussing post-human approaches to Arctic politics from the perspective of social sciences, humanities, law, geography, and related fields.  

Submission of abstracts: until March 31, 2023 
Submission of full papers: until October 1, 2023 
Symposium: October 10-12, 2023 

More information: https://www.arcticcentre.org/cas2023