Gro Birgit Ween

Indigenous people live in places that non-indigenous people generally consider nature. As these peoples’ livelihoods often are in this nature, their lives are frequently bureaucratised in ways that most of us would never encounter. This article describes my long-term effort to find ways to explore such bureaucratic processes in practice as part of my contribution to an environmental anthropology.

Kristin Asdal and Gro Birgit Ween


This special issue of the Nordic Journal of Science and Technology Studies is interested in how nature, in different versions and forms, is invited into our studies, analyses, and stories. How is it that we “write nature”? How is it that we provide space for, and actually describe the actors, agents, or surroundings, in our stories and analyses?

A runic name-riddle in an Icelandic manuscript from 1804, Landsbókasafn 2565 8vo, conceals the author's name "Guðmundur" and is Guðmundur Bergþórsson's signature in his Olgeir rímur danska. The manuscript turns out to be written by Gísli Konráðsson, father of Professor Konrad Gislason.

Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies ( ISSN 1892-0950) Vol. 2, 2011.

James Knirk