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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SSSI Side Meeting at the Svalbard Science Conference

The SSSI in collaboration with NERSC organized a side-meeting to the Svalbard Science Conference on November 4. The workshop was attended by more than 30 participants, including SSSI members, and...

The SSSI at the Svalbard Science Conference 2021 in Oslo

Several SSSI members attended the Svalbard Science Conference in Oslo, organized by the Svalbard Science Forum. In the session "Science for society", co-chaired by Zdenka Sokolickova, Dina...

SSSI-NERSC Workshop in Longyearbyen

The SSSI in collaboration with NERSC held a three-days workshop in Longyearbyen at the end of October. Fifteen members and guests (finally!!) met in-person to discuss our work, the future...

LPO and SSSI in Svalbardposten

Svalbardposten published an article about LPO and SSSI winning the «Why the World Needs Anthropologists Apply Awards» for the focus group project "People about Longyearbyen as a physical framework"....

LPO & SSSI project won WWNA Apply Awards

The joint project of SSSI and LPO, People about Longyearbyen as a physical framework, won 2nd prize in the international competition Why the World Needs Anthropologists (WWNA) Apply Awards....

Nordic Smart City Roadmap

Lisbeth Iversen, one of the founding mebmbers of the SSSI, has been part of the expert panel of the Nordic Council of Ministers in the work with a new and more holistic smart city strategy with a a...

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...

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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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