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Since 1993 the Arctic Studies Center has produced a yearly newsletter that is available free of charge. You can download recent copies of the newsletter online or contact the Arctic Studies Center for back issues and to join our mailing list.

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Issue 21 (April 2014)
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Featuring an introduction to the new ASC 'Arctic Crashes' research project, highlights from ASC Anchorage, updates to the Sant Ocean's Hall, Research features on Mongolian cultural heritage preservation, Tiger Burch's legacy, the Cadzow collection and several contributions from ASC researchers and collaborators. This issue also pays tribute to several deceased scholars and experts, introduces the ASC interns as well as recent ASC publications.

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Issue 20 (May 2013)
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Featuring a review of the 18th Inuit Studies Conference including highlights, developing programs, and conference history. ASC NL 20 also includes information about other ASC exhibits, research, and fieldwork. Specific topics include ornithology in the Southern Hemisphere, artwork from the Arctic, SIKU project update, the legacy of Ted Carpenter, and fieldwork in Washington, DC, Labrador, Quebec and Mongolia.

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Issue 19 (April 2012)
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Featuring updates on the Inuit Studies Conference including conference exhibitions, speakers and links. ASC NL 19 also includes information about other ASC exhibits, research, and fieldwork. Specific topics include the planning of an exhibit featuring the Boreal Forest, ASC Anchorage festivals and workshops, Lucien Turner collection work and fieldwork in Washington, DC, Labrador, Quebec and Mongolia.

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Issue 18 (May 2011)
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Featuring the opening of the Anchorage exhibit, Living Our Cultures, Sharing Our Heritage: The First People of Alaska, ASC NL 18 also includes information on ASC exhibits, research, and fieldwork. Specific topics include the opening of the Yup'ik Science exhibit, Yuungnaqpiallerput (The Way We Geniunely Live): Masterworks of Yup'ik Science and Survival; Mongolian scholar visit, Edward Nelson transcription project, and fieldwork in Washington, DC, Labrador, Quebec and Mongolia.

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Issue 17 (March 2010)
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Featuring an update on the Anchorage project, Living Our Cultures, Sharing Our Heritage: The First People of Alaska, ASC NL 17 also includes information on ASC exhibits, research, and fieldwork. Specific topics include the International Polar Year project, fieldwork in Washington, DC, Labrador, Quebec and Mongolia; and SIKU project updates.

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Issue 16 (June 2009)
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Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the ASC's inception, the newsletter features summaries of the center's activites. Further, the newsletter provides an update on the Living our Cultures conservation project and exhibit. ASC NL 16 also includes articles on the Yéil Yeik exhibit, fieldwork reports from Quebec and Mongolia, and a summary of the Interpolar Year 2007-2008.

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Issue 15 (February 2008)
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Featuring an update on the Living our Cultures conservation project, as well as reports on International Polar Year activities. ASC NL 15 also includes articles on the Friend Acting Strangely traveling exhibit, an update on the NMNH Ocean Hall (opening in Sept. 2008), fieldwork reports from Quebec and Mongolia, and an account of the return of a Killer Whale Crest hat to Mark Jacobs, Jr. of the Dakl’aweidí clan.


Issue 14 (February 2007)
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Featuring upcoming IPY activities and the Alaska Collections Project in Anchorage. The newsletter also includes research reports from Alaska, Labrador, Quebec, and Mongolia, public programs, and collaborative research with interns and fellows.


Issue 13 (March 2006)
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Featuring research reports from Alaska, Labrador, Quebec, and Mongolia, this issue also presents information about two festivals that took place at the Natural History Museum last year. Learn more about the new Arctic: A Friend Acting Strangely exhibition, or the photographic exhibit, Frost. This newsletter takes a look at some recently revisited archival collections as well as several new ASC publications.

Issue 12.1 (May 2005)
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Featuring highlights from the "Festival of Greenland", including a section on Greenland Arts and Performances, an article on the Tupilak, Kayak Builder, Knud Rasmussen, and the Pfaff Collection from Disko Bay.

Issue 12 (November 2005)
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Featuring highlights from the Alaska Native Arts and Culture Festival, including the festival program, schedule, special events and lectures featured at the festival, Arts and Performances, and articles on Alaskan collections, Alaskan Native Cultures including Athabascan, Alutiiq, Aleut, Tlingit, Yup'ik, Siberian Yupik and Inupiaq.


Issue 12 (December 2004)
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Featuring research reports from Alaska, Labrador, Quebec, and Mongolia, this issue also presents information on narwhal research, arctic climate studies, exhibits and collections, new publications, special events, and plans for the forthcoming International Polar Year activities of 2007-8.


Issue 11 (December 2003)
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Featuring archeological field reports on Burial Mounds and Mass graves in Mongolia, and the St. Lawrence Gateways Expedition 2002-2003. Additional field work covered is the Mongolia Deer Stone Project, sub-surface surveys in Northern Iceland, and the Arctic Studies Center's Labrador Initiatives 2003. Exhibition news covers the tour end of the Vikings, going on the road with Autiiq Exhibit, Looking Both Ways, and the return of Lucien Turner's Inuit collection to Kuujuaq. Updates on research, repatriation, and conservation of Yup'ik Masks. Research articles on the International Polar Year 2007-2008, Linguistic Research on the Kensington Runestone, the Narwhal Tusk Expedition and Research, and Site Selection Criteria of the Norse in Greenland. ASC news updates include donations, conferences, distinguished visitors, the Aleut visit to the Alaska Collections Project, archaeology and oral traditions, honors and awards are all in covered in this issue.


Issue 10 (June 2002)
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From Greenlandic clothing research to an update on ASC research in Mongolia, this newsletter issue spans the arctic. Features include a discussion of arctic climate research, a report on excavations of Iron Age Mummies in Salekhard, Siberia and Baffin Island research.


Issue 9 (September 2001)
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Featured articles in this edition include the launch of the Alaska Collections Project and the opening of the Looking Both Ways exhibit on Kodiak. Other articles in the newsletter discuss the beginning of the ASC publication series, Stephen's research with the Innu at Lake Kamistastin and an article by Mark S. Cassell on Inupiat Eskimo workers in the whaling industry.


Issue 8 (June 2000)
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This issue features the opening of Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga is featured. Also included in the newsletter are articles on the closing of the Ainu exhibit, Igor's work on knowledge repatriation on St. Lawrence Island, and an invited article by Nobuhiro Kishigami on indigenous management of resources.


Issue 7 (December 1999)
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Download PDF This issue details the opening of the Ainu exhibit as well as the Rasmuson gift to the Anchorage Museum. Also included are articles on the opening of the Inupiat Heritage Center, the beginning of the Vikings exhibit and an invited article, "Sami Homeland-The Making of a Nation" by Norwegian anthropologist Terje Brantenberg.


Issue 6 (December 1998)
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This newsletter features Igor's article entitled "New Visions for Arctic Anthropology" and the opening of the 'Arktis-Antarktis' exhibit in Bonn. Special supplement on Prehistoric petroglyphs of the North Pacific by Yaoliang Song.

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Issue 5 (December 1997)
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Included in the newsletter are Sven Haakanson, Jr.'s research with the 'Living Yamal' program, the development of the Ainu exhibit and a feature on Native Alaskan Partnerships, an excerpt from Jana Harcharek's address to the NMNH board.


Issue 4 (September 1995)
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This issue includes articles on the Crossroads Alaska exhibit tour, an update on Igor's and Bill's research in Yamal, and Aron's work at Glacier Bay with the National Park Service.


Issue 3 (January 1994)
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Features include the 'Living Yamal' Project and surveys of the Russian Arctic, Stephen's research in the Western Aleutian Islands, the Pathways Project with the Innu of Labrador and ethnology at the ASC.


Issue 2 (December 1993)
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This edition features field notes from the Frobisher Bay Project, the Jesup II Research Initiative and Stephen's research in the Western Aleutian Islands.


Issue 1 (July 1992)
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Contained in this issue is the ASC mission statement, a description of the Frobisher Bay Project and plans to open an office in Alaska.

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