Islands Matter Webniar 'Young people and place attachment in the Faroe Islands today' with Firouz Gaini 23 February 12pm
Firouz Gaini, University of the Faroe Islands, is discussing young people, place, and identity in Faroe.
Online 23 February 12pm
At this webinar, Firouz will talk about young people, place, and identity in the Faroe Island, based on empirical material from a recent research project. He will discuss how local knowledge, family relations, and the sea influence young people’s relation to place and sense of belonging.
Biography: Firouz Gaini is professor in Anthropology at the Faculty of History and Social Sciences, University of the Faroe Islands. He studied in Norway, Denmark and the Faroe Islands. He has published widely on the topics of young people’s everyday lives and futures, fatherhood and masculinities, and small island communities in articles and books. He is co-editor of the volume Gender and Island Communities (Routledge 2020).
The Islands Matter webinars are the result of a collaboration between Dr Andrew Jennings Institute for Northern Studies UHI, Professor Frank Rennie UHI Outer Hebrides and Dr Beth Mouat UHI Shetland . This series of webinars was set up to address the hunger in the Scottish islands to hear from experts based in other islands worldwide, and to help inform the UHI Islands’ Strategy.