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International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences 2024 (ICASS XI) - Abstract submission

Updated: Jan 17

We are currently accepting paper abstracts for our upcoming open session Cross/Trans-Disciplinary Collaborations and Advancing Community, Equity, and Inclusion in Arctic Research at the ICASS XI/Arctic Congress 2024. The session is hosted by USAPECS and APECS Norway.


Session description:

5.12 Cross/Trans-Disciplinary Collaborations and Advancing Community, Equity, and Inclusion in Arctic Research (Session ID: 538)


Arctic research brings together a diverse mix of disciplines, scholarships, and perspectives, yet there continues to be a struggle to adequately create meaningful collaborations and fully represent a diversity of Peoples, for both historical and contemporary reasons. Research incorporating this diversity is imperative to address the rapid social, environmental, economic, and geopolitical changes unfolding across the Arctic region. It will also aid in creating a more accessible, safe, and inclusive research community; necessary for building research networks and work environments where people feel safe, valued, and productive. This session aims to highlight the growing number of cross-disciplinary and transdisciplinary projects underway across the Arctic, as well as the advances being made to encourage diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in such research. Focusing on the work of early career and established researchers, Indigenous scholars, community members, and others, this session highlights completed and ongoing research efforts that transcend disciplinary lines and strive to create a more accessible, safe, and inclusive research community. In particular, we invite abstracts that discuss both the challenges and opportunities presented by such research efforts as well as lessons learned through



Papers are limited to 15 minutes in length.


Paper abstracts must be submitted directly through the Arctic Congress 2024 website:


Abstract submission deadline is 19 th January 2024 at 17:00 CET.


Arctic Congress 2024/ICASS XI will be held from 29 May to 3 June in Bodø, Norway.


Please contact Olga Lauter (, Zachary Labe (, or Susan Vanek ( with any questions.


We look forward to seeing you in Bodø!


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