News & Events

November 8, 2021: Article co-authored by PI Peter Schweitzer

PI Peter Schweitzer is co-author of a recently published article in Environmental Research Letters about “Expanding infrastructure and growing anthropogenic impacts along Arctic coasts”. The article was prominently featured by the European Space Agency. The article is available for open acess at this link. (Copyright Picture: Bartsch et al. (2021), permafrost in background (light grey area) – year […]

November 20, 2021: ASEEES Roundtable on Siberian and Northern Studies

Olga Povoroznyuk and Peter Schweitzer will be talking about the anthropology of transport infrastructures in the North at the 2021 Convention of the American Society of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies in New Orleans, USA. The roundtable discussion “Searching for Siberia: Interdisciplinary Approaches and Transnational Perspectives” will take place on Saturday, November 20, 2021, […]

November 4, 2021: Presentation at Anthropology of Technology Conference

Philipp Budka, InfraNorth’s North American study region lead, is giving a talk on digital and transport infrastructures in remote communities in Canada at the Anthropology of Technology Conference in Aarhus, Denmark (Nov. 4-5, 2021). His paper discusses aspects of the similarities and differences of digital and transport infrastructures by building on fieldwork on digital infrastructures […]

July 1, 2021: InfraNorth Officially Launched

The launch event included presentations by project lead Peter Schweitzer and InfraNorth team members, as well as the introduction of project affiliates and partners. The event started with an opening address by the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Vienna, Hajo Boomgaarden, at the premises of the new project office […]

June 21, 2021: Panel at International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences

InfraNorth members hosted the conference panel “The Promise of Arctic Infrastructural Development: Connectivity, Mobility, Prosperity” at the 10th International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences, which took place online from June 15–20, 2021. Panel presentations were based on research on transport infrastructures in the North conducted within the recently finished CoRe project and the new InfraNorth […]

June 6, 2021: Special Section “Precarious Connections: On the Promise and Menace of Railroad Projects” in Journal Transfers

Co-edited by Peter Schweitzer, Olga Povoroznyuk and Stephanie McCallum, the special section “Precarious Connections: On the Promise and Menace of Railroad Projects” was published in the interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal Transfers. The introduction by Peter Schweitzer and Olga Povoroznyuk is openly available. The collection of articles is the result of panels on the anthropology of railroads […]