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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Local funding for projects of SSSI members

In 2020, Alexandra Meyer received support from the Svalbard Environmental Protection Fund for a project focusing on outdoor life (Happiness in times of change: "Friluftsliv" and climate change in...

SSSI Online seminar Dec 10-11, 2020

On December 10th and 11th, the SSSI had its first online internal seminar. Because of the pandemic, the planned seminar in Longyearbyen, funded by the Research Council of Norway through the Svalbard...

Focus groups presented to members of Visit Svalbard

On 25 November 2020, results of the focus group project, developed by SSSI and LPO Arkitekter, were presented to about 40 representatives of 30 companies that are members of Visit Svalbard at their...

Presentation by LPO and SSSI about focus group project during the Artcic Innovation Week

Together with our dear colleagues at LPO architects in Longyearbyen we were invited to give a presentation about our collaborative focus group project during the Arctic Innovation Week 2020. The...

Presentation by LPO and SSSI about a collaborative focus groups-project

In spring 2020, LPO arkitekter in Longyearbyen and the SSSI started a collaborative project where we carried out focus group discussions about Longyearbyen as a physical frame. The project is part...

Joint article by the SSSI on social sciences and humanities research in the Arctic

The ECO Magazine has published an article written in collaboration by several SSSI members about social sciences and humanities research on Svalbard and beyond. Check it out here! SSSI is supported...

Kick-off to collaboration with SVALUR

The project SVALUR - Understanding Resilience and Long-Term Environmental Change in the High Arctic: Narrative-Based Analyses from Svalbard will combine environmental monitoring and people's...

Longyearbyen Community Dialogue about tourism

On Sept 17, the SSSI together with LPO Arkitekter and Longyerabyen Lokalstyre continued with a series of community dialogues. Longyearbyen as a community, not (just) a destination: What kind of...

Presentation at local office of Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

On Sept 9, Alexandra Meyer and Zdenka Sokolickova presented about "Longyearbyen in change" and how the changes are interpreted and framed in current SSSI research projects. The audience were the...

Presentation of research findings & discussion

On Sept 2, Zdenka Sokolickova presented and discussed her research findings at the Longyearbyen Public Library. The focus this time was on Chinese tourists in Svalbard. The audiorecording of the...

SSSI

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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