Sacred place names in Sámi landscapes

Conference in Tromsø, 21–22 November 2019.

Follow the live-stream (from 13.25 Thursday and 08.55 Friday) of the conference here.

Place names have had a low priority in Norwegian linguistic research over the latest decades, and Sámi place names have always been a neglected field of study in all of the Sámi area. Even so, novel methods, theories, and technology have been developed that provide exciting new possibilities for interdisciplinary and comparative studies within this field. The present conference, which will be a contribution to UNs International year of indigenous languages, aims to summarize the status quo of research and requests for more knowledge about Sámi place names in the Nordic countries and North-West Russia, as well as to suggest a multidisciplinary way forward, starting with a sosioonomastic approach to Sámi sacred place names and past and present landscape use.

The conference will take place at the main campus of UiT in Tromsø.

Registration dead-line: November 1.

Conference fee:

  • 1500,- NOK (Includes lunch both days and dinner Thursday evening)
  • 250,- NOK (no meals)

The conference is initiated by the research group Creating the New North, organized and sponsored by UiT The Arctic University of Norway and Western Norway University of Applied Sciences.

Organizing committe:

Feel free to contact us, if you have got any questions!

The conference is also made possible with the generous support from the following:


Starts: 21. novembre 2019 kl. 10.00
Ends: 22. novembre 2019 kl. 15.00
Where: UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Location / Campus: Tromsø
Target group: Employees, Students, Guests, Invited
Contact: Sigrun Høgetveit Berg
Phone: 776 44 584 / 977 16 120

Deadline: 03.11.2019
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