CfP: Conference on Schefferus’ “Lapponia”

Tromsø, 23/05/2023 – 25/05/2023

To mark the 350th anniversary of Johannes Schefferus’ seminal book Lapponia, UiT The Arctic University of Norway is inviting scholars from all disciplines to the 2023 Schefferus Conference in Tromsø, Norway, 23–25 May 2023.

Situated in the coastal areas of Sápmi (Lapland), UiT The Arctic University of Norway has a wide range of scholars working on Sámi history, language, and culture. The university library holds a substantial collection of early modern prints on Sápmi and the Sámi (many of which are in Latin), including several copies of Schefferus’ epoch-making monograph. The aim of the conference is to shed light on the production of knowledge about indigenous peoples in early modern Europe and how this knowledge was disseminated in learned literature.

Seeking to bring together scholars from several countries and with diverse backgrounds, the three-day conference will consist of plenary sessions only. The conference language will be English. The deadline for submissions is 1 February 2023.

For your questions please contact Dr. Per Pippin Aspaas (

Further information can be found HERE.