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Drawing by linnaeus, illustrating various episodes from his journal. From the manuscript ‘oeconomia lapponica,’ linnean society of london, library and archives, linnaean manuscript collection, call no. University of washington football GB-110/LM/LP/TRV/1/4/1. Accessable online at http://linnean-online.Org/157546/

In the summer of 1732, the swedish botanist and physician carl linnaeus journeyed through the northern provinces of the swedish kingdom, including parts of sápmi, known to him (and most english speakers today) as lapland. His travel journal is often cited as the earliest account of lapland by a naturalist and ethnographer. We are in the planning stages for a wellcome trust collaborative award application that uses the journal to create a platform for public debate about issues ranging from sustainability and wellbeing to indigeneity and sovereignty.

Linnaeus’s travel diary allows to explore how knowledge was created “in transit”, that is, in encounters among people, like linnaeus himself, who were multi-lingual and moved between cultures: guides and servants, settlers, priests, merchants, reindeer herders. American college of pediatricians in order to bring out this aspect, we plan to create a new online translation of the journal while re-enacting his journey. Discussing the translation at gatherings with local experts and audiences – a form of collective learning while the journey unfolds – will be our vehicle for exposing the meshwork of interactions through which the north and its supposed healthiness have been, and continue to be, constructed.

VANDA is an international conference, first to be held in vienna in fall 2018, aimed at bringing together scholars from various fields of anthropology and ethnology, as well as other social sciences and humanities. While there is a certain regional focus, by proactively addressing researchers and students from central and eastern europe, the conference is open to all from near and afar.

VANDA wants to be more than a mainstream science conference; its intention is to serve as a place where young researchers and early career scholars find a welcoming environment. Therefore, this international conference also includes a young scholars’ forum, where aspiring graduate students can network, can receive mentoring and practical advice, and have a chance to meet experienced colleagues and profit from their know-how.

VANDA is a joint effort by three anthropological institutions in town – the institute for social anthropology (ISA) of the austrian academy of sciences, the weltmuseum wien (formerly the museum of ethnology), and the department of social and cultural anthropology at the university of vienna.

Our new finnish-russian co-financed research project “ live, work or leave? ” looks at young people’s understanding of wellbeing compared between finland and russia. Washington university careers so far one of the differences between the two countries was that in finland there is a law on young people ( nuorisolaki), in force since january 2017. In russia so far there are youth policy programmes on different levels. This may change in 2018, as the russian federal parliament discusses the adoption of such a law. However, so far the russian government is opposed to such a law. The main problem that this law should solve is a problem of definition: in russia there is no law defining who counts as “youth”, what is the object of youth policy, what is a young family, what is a youth organisation. In our project we shall keep track and find out the fate of this law project. Most importantly, we will find out what are the conditions that young people would like to have for feeling well in arctic industrial cities. Washington university computer science on top of that, we hope that we can compare finnish and russian youth policies in its specific implementation in arctic industrial cities.