Call for Papers for Calotte Academy 2022

The Calotte Academy 2022, with the title The global Arctic today: cooperation & power politics, fossil economy & climate catastrophe, science & Indigenous knowledge will take place 10 – 18 June 2022 in Sapmi, the European Arctic. Its sessions & excursions will be organized in Kiruna & Abisko, Tromsø & Alta, and Hetta, Inari & Rovaniemi.

The theme of the 2022 Academy is inspired on the one hand by the contradictions of the Arctic transformation from confrontation into constructive cooperation, based on an ultimate aim to decrease military tension and increase political stability by the Arctic states; and the emerging pressures of great power rivalry and the related power politics, as well as wicked environmental problems and crises. On the other hand, it is inspired by a new trend of a paradox of Arctic development whenever a balance is been sought in globalization between environmental protection & climate change mitigation, and economic activities causing potential environmental conflicts.

The objective of the Calotte Academy is first of all to educate and supervise early-career scientists / young researchers in interdisciplinary circumpolar Arctic studies, as well as to implement transdisciplinary dialogue between Western science and traditional / Indigenous knowledges, and between different stakeholders. This is the 1st Call for Papers for established researchers and early-career scientists, particularly PhD candidates and post-docs, with different academic backgrounds to participate and present their work in the 2022 Academy.



As an international network the Academy is based on ad-hoc funding (e.g. from local sponsors, universities, foundations, NCMs, IASC, as well as in-kind support by the co-organizers). Despite its limited funding, the Academy allocates small travelling grants for early-career researchers (PhD candidates, post-docs, and advanced Master’s students) covering travel, accommodation, and lunches during the Academy, as well as conference materials.

Applications should be submitted online at The deadline for applications is 15 April 2022. The application has to include an abstract of ca. 250-350 words.



For more information, please contact with Prof. Lassi Heininen (@email), and Academy's co-coordinators, PhD Candidate Daria Mishina ( and PhD Candidate Salla Kalliojärvi (@email), at University of Lapland.