Oovtâst – Together. New concepts, theories and methodologies on Saami studies

25th-27th September 2013 in Inari, Finland









In recent decades Saami research has gone to new directions and become more multivoiced. The aim of the conference is to chart this new multivoiced research and to find out at what point Saami studies are today and what are the main questions, new thoughts, and directions at the present. Oovtâst will offer a multidisciplinary venue for finding new methodological, conceptual and epistemological approaches to Saami studies.

The aim of the conference is to analyze the Saami society and cultural inter/intra-action from both emic and etic perspectives and different theoretical and conceptual approaches.

Conference will bring together researchers, students, and artists specialized in Saami studies and culture. In addition it offers a forum for discussion concerning comparative indigenous studies. International scholars offer new perspectives on Saami studies and vice versa. We wish to gather together scholars specialized in indigenous studies and to offer a possibility to create new networks which will help to develop multidisciplinary research across state borders. Organisers: University of Oulu, University of Lapland and Sámi Education Institute.

The main conference venue: Sámi Cultural Centre Sajos

Last updated: 1.8.2016