The conference will focus on various issues of (political, economic and cultural) rights, identity and the sense of place and belonging. The aim of the conference is to prepare an arena for dialogue and for exchange of ideas that cut-cross discipline specific approaches concerning issues of right, culture and identity in past and present. This also makes an opportunity for critical investigation of the tasks for social scientific and humanist researchers that approach the North. We also welcome participants and papers focussing on issues not specifically related to the northern periphery but who may contribute to a more general and/or comparative discussion of identity, culture and rights.

Main lecturers:

  • Professor Julie Cruikshank, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Senior lecturer Dr. Bulent Diken, Lancaster University, England.
  • Ass. Professor, Kjersti Fjørtoft, CEPIN, University of Tromsø; Norway
  • Professor Knut Kjeldstadli, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Professor Oren Yiftachel, Ben-Gurion University, Israel

We invite researchers and doctoral candidates to take part in the discussions and to present papers.

The main program, thematic sessions, registration and practical information is available here.

Deadline for registration: May 15th

For further information about The CEPIN research school, please visit the website of the University of Tromsø.

Further information can be had from:

Willy Guneriussen Professor, Head of CEPIN


Bente Brunvold, senior executive officer