Public Workshop on Indigenous Internationalism in Context

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Call for Papers
July 15, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Contemporary History, Indigenous Studies, Native American History / Studies, World History / Studies

The Centre for Sámi Studies at UiT The Arctic University of Norway is pleased request submissions for an international scholarly workshop on Indigenous Internationalism, in Tromsø on 18-19 October 2018.


The multidisciplinary conference will gather together the relatively small number of scholars who research the international Indigenous movement, its history and its connections around the world. This may include research on global Indigenous organizations (like the World Council of Indigenous Peoples or the International Indian Treaty Council), regional Indigenous organizations workings across state borders (like the Saami Council or the Coordinadora Andina de Organizaciones Indígenas), individual Indigenous internationalists, international Indigenous conferences, and Indigenous activity at the United Nations.


The conference will be organized as a public workshop, meaning delegates will be asked to present new research that has not yet been published, which could use additional insight from their peers. All presenters will be required to circulate their draft papers one month in advance, so that all guests have read each other’s work in advance of the workshop.


Interested parties should submit both a one-page proposal and a CV by 15 July 2018 to:


Submission deadline:

15 July 2018


Conference dates:

Thursday, 18 October - Friday, 19 October 2018



UiT Campus Tromsø, Sápmi/Norway


Language of papers and presentations:



Keynote address:

Professor Jens Dahl (University of Copenhagen), author of “The Indigenous Space and Marginalized Peoples in the United Nations.”


Costs and funding:

The workshop has been provided with funding from the UiT Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education which should be sufficient to cover some or all travel expenses for presenters. All presenters are responsible for the cost of their own accommodations in Tromsø, and for the conference fee which includes the cost of meals during the conference. Observers are also invited to register to attend.


Registration will soon be available at the conference webpage, linked below.

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