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Traditional Dwellings in other Circumpolar Regions

This website is the result of research conducted as part of a project entitled “Hearths and Homes in Canada and Siberia: Re-imaging Traditional Skills”. Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), our project is actually part of a larger Collaborative Research Project (CRP) entitled “Home, Hearth and Household in the Circumpolar North” (HHH) which includes six national projects based in Canada, Finland, Norway, Sweden, the United States and the United Kingdom. The HHH project, in turn, is one of seven CRPs within the larger European Science Foundation (ESF) EUROCORES Programme “Histories from the North – Environments, Movements, Narratives” (BOREAS), The primary objective of the HHH project was to explore the relationships between hearth, home and household in terms of what they meant to household members. These relationships were examined by studying oral histories, the organization of domestic space, and resilience in the face of change. This has been accomplished by uniting the efforts of indigenous people, museum researchers, archaeologists, anthropologists, web designers and systems administrators.