WED—February 9—1 PM ET, free


MoreLectures + Literary

On February 9, ASF invites you to a virtual panel on the Duodji Reader: A Selection of Twelve Essays on Duodji by Sámi Duojárat and Writers from the Past 60 Years, produced by Sámi Allaskuvla / Sámi University of Applied Sciences and Norwegian Crafts. Edited by Gunvor Guttorm and Harald GaskiDuodji Reader explores the Sámi duodji, the artistic crafts form of the Indigenous people of the European Arctic, through essays written by 11 prominent Sámi scholars, duojárat, and writers from North, South, and Lule Sámi areas. Duodji demonstrates a holistic circle of creation, how nature and humans collaborate in recognising, visualising, and shaping items that serve the need for both practical use and aesthetic form. In today’s program, co-editor Harald Gaski will moderate a conversation on the book and the craft form with contributor Irene Snarby, co-editor Gunvor Guttorm, and Norwegian Crafts representative and publication project manager Tonje Kjellevold.

This event will take place as a Zoom webinar; please ask questions in the chat or send them in advance to Registration is required; please sign up at the link above. This conversation will be recorded and available later to stream on our Virtual Programming page and on our YouTube channel.


Harald Gaski is Professor in Sámi Literature at Sámi allaskuvla / Sámi University of Applied Sciences and of Sámi Culture and Literature at UiT – the Arctic University of Norway. He was born in Deatnu (Tana) in North Norway. Gaski is the author and editor of several books on Sámi literature and culture and has also translated Sámi literature and Nils-Aslak Valkeapää’s poetry into Norwegian and English.

Gaski’s research specializes on Indigenous methodologies and Sámi oral and written culture. Gaski has been instrumental in establishing Sámi literature as an academic field and has been awarded for his research and writing.