August 1-3, 2010
Sami cultural heritage center â€“ Arran, Tysfjord municipality, Nordland, Norway
We would like to invite you to attend our upcoming conference, â€œThe Spirit of Placeâ€.Â The conference is happening in conjunction with the project, â€œStetind Declaration”.Â The key topics for the conference, as expressed in â€œStetind Declarationâ€ include:
- Nature friendly living in the coming society
- How to foster a nature friendly way of living
You are invited to present a paper at the conference, and take part in conference discussions.Â We encourage you to write your paper in one of the following languages:
German, English, French, Spanish.
Please note, however, that the discussions at the conference will be in English.
If you intend to present a paper, please send usÂ its title by March 1, 2010.
Final sign up for the conference is June 1.
The same date is the deadline for sending a complete paper.
Please use one of theseÂ mail addresses:
Received titles pr. December 1:
- Kazushi Maeda, Japan: â€œTraditional local cultures for our futureâ€
- Andy Thompson, New Zealand: â€œWhat were Amundsen and Scott really doing in Antartica?â€
- Anna Thompson, New Zealand: â€œAoraki Mt Cook â€“ cultural icon or tourist â€œobjectâ€
- Jana Hoffmannova & Ludek Sebek, Czech republic: â€œTransforming Cultural landscapesâ€
- Torbjorn Ydegaard, Denmark: â€œCulture as learning, learning from cultureâ€
- Seaton Baxter, Scotland: â€œNatures Contribution to the Spirits in the Sandâ€
- Trond Jakobsen, Norway: â€œFrom Science to Human and Eco- Emancipationâ€
- Kumanga Andrahennadi, Sri Lanka: â€œWater; The Essential Spirit of Placeâ€
The conference is based on self accommodation but the main meals can be bought at Arran.Â The conference fee is set to 1000,- NOK.
Please check our website regularly for further information about the conference.
There are a number of related events planned for the week prior to the conference that you may also wish to attend:
Wednesday July 28 – Friday July 30: â€œPeach March for Natureâ€
A hike that follows an old trail from GÃ¤llivarre (Sweden) to Tysfjord (Norway)
Friday July 30, 2010: Anniversary dinner, 100 yearsÂ since the mountain of Stetind was climbed for the first time
Information about Stetind, its history and surrounding local communities:
For instance:Â http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stetind or google “Stetind”
Saturday July 31, 2010:
AÂ good day to visit Stetind or some of the local Sami communities in the area.
We hope you will seriously consider joining us at the â€œThe Spirit of Placeâ€ conference and contributing to the realization of the â€œStetind Declarationâ€. We look forward to hearing from you soon with a proposed paper presentation!