Culture, Environment and Adaptation in the North constitutes a space for the production and dissemination of new insights on societies in the northern regions of the globe, including Scandinavia, and Scotland, Iceland, Greenland, Canada and Alaska to the West, and Finland, the Baltic countries, northern Russia, Mongolia, and Siberia to the East. Loosely defined by latitude, the North is also distinctive in the tight connections of environmental, historical, geopolitical and cultural conditions that have characterised its regions, from prehistoric times to the present day. Northern regions have held enormous natural resources that have attracted peoples at various historical periods, with their large reserves of oil and gas forming the primary focus today - with all that this entails for environmental, social, and cultural challenges. This series produces cutting-edge, anthropological, sociological and geographical knowledge of northern adaptations in relation to the natural and societal environments of the northern regions.
Rane Willerslev is Professor of Anthropology at Aarhus University, Denmark. He has been awarded the ‘Elite Researcher’s Award’ and has served as editor of Acta Borealia: The Nordic Journal of Circumpolar Societies. Co-editor of two book series, Ethnography, Theory, Experiment and Studies in Death, Materiality and Time, he is the author of Soul Hunters: Hunting, Animism and Personhood among the Siberian Yukaghirs and On the Run in Siberia, and is co-editor of Taming Time, Timing Death. The former Head of the Ethnographic Collections at Moesgaard Museum and former Director of the Museum of Cultural History at the University of Oslo he holds a Jens Christian Skou Fellowship at the newly established Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies.
Sean O'Neill is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Arctic Research Centre (ARC), Aarhus University, Denmark, working primarily on the Bering Strait Project. He is a former Member of the University of Cambridge, England and completed his doctoral work at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland on scholarship from the AHRC/ UK.
The Viking Age was a period of profound change in Scandinavia. As kingdoms were established, Christianity became the encompassing ideological and cosmological framework and towns were formed. This book examines a central backdrop to these changes: the economic transformation of West Scandinavia.…
Paperback – 2018-10-18
Culture, Environment and Adaptation in the North