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About Me
Institution
Arctic University of Norway

Position
Professor

Research Topic, region and time period (one line)
History of Science, Tourism, Subarctic Russia

You and your research (brief description)
Takes a multidisciplinary interest in the role of scientific expertise in the USSR, the meaning to tourists of the post-Soviet heritage and several issues of contemporary raw material industry in particular in Murmansk and Arkhngelsk Oblasts

Key publication
Peter Haugseth & Urban Wråkberg, “Tourism experiences of post-Soviet Arctic borderlands”, in: Young-Sook Lee, Nina Prebensen & David Weaver (eds.), Arctic Tourism Experiences: Production, Consumption & Sustainability. CABI, Wall-ingford, (forthcoming)

Key publication
Dag Avango, Louwrens Hacquebord & Urban Wråkberg, “Industrial Extraction of Arctic Natural Resources since the Sixteenth Century: Technoscience and Geo-Economics in the History of Northern Whaling and Mining”, Journal of Historical Geography 44 (2014), pp. 15-30

Key publication
Urban Wråkberg & Karin Granqvist, “Decolonizing Technoscience in Northern Scandinavia: The Role of Scholarship in Sámi Emancipation and the Indigeniza-tion of Western Science”, Journal of Historical Geography 44 (2014), pp. 81-92.

Key Publication
U. Wråkberg, “Science and Industry in Northern Russia from a Nordic Perspective” in: Science, Geopolitics and Culture in the Polar Region - Norden Beyond Borders, ed. Sverker Sörlin (Farnham: Ashgate, 2013), pp. 195-223.

Key Publication
U. Wråkberg, “IPY Field Stations: Functions and Meanings”, in: Legacies and Change in Polar Sciences: Historical, Legal and Political Reflections on the International Polar Year, eds. Jessica M. Shadian & Monica Tennberg (Farnham: Ashgate Publishing, 2009), pp. 47-71

Link to your profile (uni page / LinkedIn etc)
https://en.uit.no/ansatte/urban.wrakberg

Website / Blog 1
https://en.uit.no/forskning/forskningsgrupper/gruppe?p_document_id=442068

Keywords
Arctic, Modern History, 20th Century, 21st Century, Imperialism, Science, Culture, Economics, Industry & Technology, Energy, Sustainability, Ukraine, Russia-EU relations, Nature Preserves & National Parks

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