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Understanding the Cultural Impacts and Issues of Lapland Mining: A Long-Term Perspective on Sustainable Mining Policies in the North

Projekter: ProjektForskning

  • Faculty of Humanities, University of Oulu
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This project studies the history, material aspects and heritage of mining in Lapland/Sápmi and connects it to current issues surrounding mineral extraction in the region. Grounded in the humanities and social sciences the project addresses the complex cultural impact of mining and associated developments using a long-term perspective. The research is structured around four interlinked subjects:
1. Historical and socio-cultural contextualization of Lapland mining (study of early modern perception of Lapland/Sápmi and reasoning that fuelled mining and modernization projects in the region); 2. Analysis of mining complexes in their environmental and cultural context; 3. Study of everyday material culture at the mines and foundries; 4. Cultural heritage of mining.
Effektiv start/slut dato01/10/201401/10/2018


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