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Seminar

Religions around the Arctic: Source Criticism and Comparisons

Three Lule Sami sacrificial sites, Basseuksa, Sváltjagårtje, and Bassegállo. Photo H. Rydving
Three Lule Sami sacrificial sites, Basseuksa, Sváltjagårtje, and Bassegállo. Photo H. Rydving

In the seminar, 20 researchers will present papers on indigenous religions in North Eurasia and Greenland, from the Viking Age to the present. For information, please contact PhD candidate Konsta Kaikkonen (konsta.kaikkonen@uib.no) or Prof. Håkan Rydving (hakan.rydving@uib.no). 

Programme:

Monday 10.9.

Session 1 (12:30–16:45) Localised practices and religion in Northern nature

Seminar room 1, Øysteinsgate 3

12:30 Opening of the seminar and introduction

Konsta Kaikkonen, University of Bergen

12:45 Gyslamarchia and Kihlakunta: places of hostages

Stefan Olsson, University of Umeå

13:30 Old Icelandic and Sami ancestor mountains: a comparison

Eldar Heide, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

14:15 Coffee break

14:30 Sacred Lapland: the sacred geography of the Laestadian North

Roald Kristiansen, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway

15:15 Comparisons, source criticism, and contextual approaches in studies of the Finno-Karelian bear ceremonial

Vesa Matteo Piludu, University of Helsinki

16:00 Keynote: Northern Shamanism mentality

Tom Sjöblom, University of Helsinki

 

Tuesday 11.9.

Session 2 (10:45–17:00) Arctic and subarctic peoples: research history and source criticisms

Seminar room 1, Øysteinsgate 3

10:45 The drum from Hilssá: new perspectives on local religious practices

Trude Fonneland, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway

11:30 The relation of translation and transtextuality in Johannes Schefferus’ description of Lapland

Andreas Klein, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway

12:15 Lunch break

13:00 The witchcraft trial against Anders Poulsen, Vadsø, 1692: critical perspectives

Liv Helene Willumsen, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway

13:45 Inuit voices? Dialogues on beliefs and power in sources from Lutheran missionaries in 18th century Greenland

Søren Thue Thuesen, University of Copenhagen

14:30 Coffee break

14:45 Jacob Fellman’s introduction to Sami indigenous religion: a source critical dilemma

Konsta Kaikkonen, University of Bergen

Open post

16:15 Keynote: Sami epistemology and comparison: the use of indigenous theorizing in source criticism

Jelena Porsanger, University of Helsinki

 

Wednesday 12.9.

Session 3 (10:00–16:30) Theories, comparisons, and the roles of scholarship

Seminar room 1, Øysteinsgate 3

10:00 Methods and theories as tools in the study of Northern Religions: bear ceremonialism and sweat bath traditions as examples

Riku Hämäläinen, University of Helsinki

10:45 “Gods” and “goddesses” as comparative concepts in Soviet studies of Samoyedic world-views

Olle Sundström, University of Umeå

11:30 Coffee break

11:45 Beyond the souls: concepts of person in Uralic traditions

Håkan Rydving, University of Bergen

12:30 Lunch break

13:30 Learning to be an anthropologist and remaining “native”

Victoria Peemot, University of Helsinki

14:15 The role of scholarships in the contemporary revitalization of Sakha religions

Liudmila Nikanorova, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway

15:00 Coffee break

15:15 Keynote: My shamans and starovery, targets of Stalin’s Russian genocide

Prof. em. Juha Pentikäinen, University of Helsinki & University of Lapland

16:00 Summary and final discussion, led by Håkan Rydving

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