Svalbard Social Science Initiative

The Svalbard Social Science Initiative is a association of social science, humanities and arts-based researchers working with a wide range of issues on Svalbard. Our platform helps coordinate research activities and communication with the local community.

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Hearts in the Ice Community Science Panel

On September 15th, Hilde Fålun Strøm and Sunniva Sorby from Hearts in the Ice will discuss climate change and explore the power of citizen science projects together with local scientists in...

SSSI-NERSC Workshop in Longyearbyen

On October 29-October 31 2021 SSSI members and associates will gather in Longyearben for a three-day seminar. The aim of the workshop is to share and discuss research ideas and results, and work...

SSSI Panel about “Changing Svalbard” at the International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS X)

Twelve interesting papers were presented during three slots of the session on changing Svalbard during the ICASS X in June 2021. Thanks to all presenters and session participants. We all regretted...

“Temakveld” in Svalbard Church

Svalbard Church and Svalbard Social Science Initiative (SSSI) organized a Temakveld in the church on June 15. The topic of the evening was "Svalbard Church - a church for 52 nations?". Many thanks...

New article about the history of coal mining on Svalbard

In a recently published article, SSSI member Ulrich Schildberg traces the history of coal mining on Svalbard and the development of company towns on the archipelago. The article was published in the...

LPO & SSSI‘s focus group project featured twice in Svalbardposten

Svalbardposten visited us at the LPO office and at the exhibition opening of the Focus group project exhibition, and wrote a nice piece about our work. Check it out here:...

Teknisk Etat Podcast about the LPO & SSSI focus groups project

Lilli (LPO) and Alexandra (SSSI) were invited to the podcast Teknisk Etat to talk about the focus group project "Folk om Longyearbyen som fysisk ramme" (People about Longyearbyen as a physical...

Exhibition: People about Longyearbyen as a physical framework

In spring 2020 LPO Architects Longyearbyen and Svalbard Social Science Initiative arranged nine focus groups (structured group interviews) to find out how inhabitants of Longyearbyen perceive and...

Presentation of the focus group project at Lokalstyret meeting

On February 11, LPO arkitekter Svalbard and SSSI presented the focus group project at the meeting of Lokalstyret in Longyearbyen. We gave an overview over the project and the collaboration between...

SSSI Annual Report

We are happy to share the first annual report of the Svalbard Social Science Initiative! During 2019-2020 the SSSI developed from a small and loose network of researchers into a formal association...

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members

Members are those currently working on a longterm, field-based, academic project on Svalbard and who are able to dedicate a part of their time to maintaining and furthering our growing association. This includes all academic projects, from the social sciences to the humanities and the arts.

Related Projects

For all projects that deal with issues and/or subject matter related to Svalbard but that are not associated with a university. This includes, but is not limited to, art-based projects, experienced-based projects, personal projects etc.

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