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.

News from

SSSI

Click here to check out news and updates from Svalbard Social Science Initiative

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...

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...

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.

From our social platforms