The Leverhulme Trust’s International Networks Programme has awarded Durham University £125,000 to support the Project on Indeterminate and Changing Environments: Law, the Anthropocene, and the World (the ICE LAW Project), headed by Durham University Professor of Political Geography Phil Steinberg.
The grant, which will run from 2016 through 2018, will fund a series of subproject-based workshops, community meetings with local and indigenous residents, major conferences, and sessions at the 2017 meeting of the International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences. Funding for a seventh subproject — the Global Connections subproject that would study comparisons and linkages between the geophysics-geopolitics relationship in the Arctic with that in other world regions — is pending.
In addition to Phil Steinberg’s general coordination, subproject activities funded by the grant will be under the leadership of:
- Claudio Aporta and Aldo Chircop (both of Dalhousie University), leaders of the Mobilities subproject
- Gavin Bridge (Durham University), leader of the Resources subproject
- Kate Coddington (Durham University), leader of the Migration subproject
- Timo Koivurova (University of Lapland), leader of the Law subproject
- Stuart Elden (Warwick University), leader of the Territory subproject
- Anna Stammler-Gossmann (University of Lapland), Stephanie Kane (Indiana University), and Jessica Shadian (Aarhus University), leaders of the Indigenous & Local Perspectives subproject
The ICE LAW Project is a project of IBRU, Durham University’s Centre for Borders Research and the UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Law.