The Festival by the Boulder: Guest lecture by Dr. Erika De Vivo

Guest lecture by Dr. Erika De Vivo, tuesday 7th of June, 13.30: "The Festival by the Boulder: a reMárkable event at the convergence of past(s) and Future(s)"

Invitation to guest lecture by Dr. Erika De Vivo, University of Turin, Italy: 

"The Festival by the Boulder: a reMárkable event at the convergence of past(s) and Future(s)"

When: Tuesday 7th of June, 13.30 - 14.30
(Norwegian time).

Where: Centre for Sami Studies, Guovssu meetingroom TEO-H2 2.228.

It is also possible to follow the lecture via Zoom.
For link to the digital event: Send an e-mail to Arnstein Johnskareng,

Short abstract:

Márkomeannu Festival (Gállogieddi) has proved crucial in the valorization of the local Márka-Sámi intangible cultural heritage, a process that started long before the festival itself. Like other local cultural institutions, Márkomeannu is inscribed in the wake of Sámi struggle for recognition and epitomizes local indigenous efflorescence. In this context, art as a means of ethno-political expression emerges as preponderant and as such has a privileged site in Márkomeannu. Drawing on the 2018 edition of Márkomeannu, and looking at it through the lens of Indigenous Efflorescence, Erika will analyse this festival’s ideological premises and its decolonial overtones from a diachronic perspective. Her analysis will focus on the 2018/2118 festival’s dystopian narrative and its material counterparts. Furthermore, she will address the Festival’s linguistic landscape and its role in shaping local perceptions concerning Sámi languages and identities.

Short bio:

Erika De Vivo is currently adjunct lecturer and teaching assistant at the University of Turin, Italy. She has recently defended her PhD thesis in Cultural Anthropology at the same university. She holds an MA in Cultural Anthropology and Ethnography from the University of Turin and an MA in Social Anthropology from the University of Sussex (UK). For 16 months between 2018 and 2020, Erika was a visiting PhD researcher at SESAM the Centre for Sami Studies at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. During her stay, she carried out fieldwork in Troms and Finnmark County, working on various Sámi festivals.

Erika’s PhD dissertation revolves around Márkomeannu festival. Her main research interests are: Indigenous efflorescence; Sámi in/tangible cultural heritage and cultural creativity; Sámi art; and Sámi political activism.

Buresboahtin / Velkommen / Welcome!


Når: 07. juni 2022 kl. 13.30–14.30
Hvor: TEO-H2 2.228 Guovssu, Centre for Sami Studies
Studiested: Digitalt, Tromsø
Målgruppe: Ansatte, Studenter, Gjester / eksterne, Inviterte
Kontakt: Arnstein Johnskareng
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