• Department of Anthropology, Edward Wright Building, Kings College

    AB24 3QY Aberdeen

    United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Stories of how the lives of people and of animals interweave can help us solve fundamental questions about the environment. Through fieldwork in seven fieldsites across the Arctic from the Russian Federation, to Fennoscandia, Canada, and Alaska, we hope to document a wide variety of relations between humans, animals and places where they live. Our focus will be on 'domestication' - the skill of building relationships with entities outside of one's home.

Our research sites will be reindeer herding camps, fish camps, evocative landscapes, archives, as well as biotechnological laboratories. Aside from challenging the idea that domestication is always dominating, we will develop a language to express how communities of people and of animals invigorate life in Northern places.

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animal Social Sciences
Arctic Social Sciences
Siberia Social Sciences
human relations Social Sciences
ethnography Social Sciences
Medieval Earth & Environmental Sciences
anthropology Social Sciences
religious behavior Social Sciences

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Research Output 2003 2019

Life Histories of Etnos Theory in Russia and Beyond

Anderson, D. G. (ed.), Arzyutov, D. V. (ed.) & Alymov, S. (ed.) 2019 (Accepted/In press) Cambridge: Open Book Publishers. 516 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Open Access

"A feeling for birds": tuning into more-than-human atmospheres

Schroer, S. A. 2018 Exploring Atmospheres Ethnographically . Schroer, S. A. & Schmitt, S. (eds.). London: Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Ambivalence and Sustainability: A Soiot Approach to the Domestication of Landscapes

Oehler, A. C. 3 May 2018 Guest Lecture, Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (the Kunstkamera) and European University at St. Petersburg.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Human-animal Relationship
Umea Universitet

Activities 2015 2017

9th International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS IX)

Wishart, R. P. (Speaker), Jan Peter Laurens Loovers (Speaker)
12 Jun 2017

Activity: Conference