Program around public excavations

Media event, lectures and tours around the public Excavations of Second World War German military hospital site in Inari August 1-5, 2016.

Lapland’s Dark Heritage research project (Universities of Helsinki and Oulu) is organizing, together with the Siida Sámi Museum, a public excavation at a Second World War (WWII) German hospital site in Inari, Lapland, on 1.–5.8.2016. Pre-registered volunteers will take part in the excavations along with researchers and University students. There will be two open tours of the excavation site, one on Tuesday and other on Thursday. In addition, the program of the week involves public lectures, a story event to share local history and a walking tour around the war historical sites of Inari village. The speakers include two international guests who specialize in battlefield and conflict archaeology. All these events are free.

You can also follow the excavations on Twitter @DarkLapland and Instagram @dig_inari #InariDig

Welcome to the Media tour and Press Event on Wednesday August, 3rd (tour leaving at 14:30 from Siida, press event at 15:30-16:30 at Auditorium of Siida)!


MON 1.8. 17:00-18:00 Introduction to Lapland’s Dark Heritage research project, Prof. Vesa-Pekka Herva, Auditorium of Siida

TUE 2.8. 14:00-14.30 Guided tour at the excavation site, meeting in front of Siida (car needed, Finnish / English)

WED 3.8. 14:30-15:00 Media tour at the excavation site, meeting in front of Siida
15.30-16.30 Press event, Auditorium of Siida
17:00-18.00 Lectures in English by our guests Dr. Iain Banks (Centre for Battlefield Archaeology, University of Glasgow), and Dr. Gabriel Moshenska (Institute of Archaeology, University College London), Auditorium of Siida

THU 4.8. 14:00-14.30 Guided tour at the excavation site, meeting in front of Siida (car needed, Finnish / English) 16:00-16:30 Introduction to the Tarinoiden Inari project, Project worker Merja Vaattovaara, Auditorium of Siida
16:30-19:00 Interviews of local people by the Tarinoiden Inari project, Siida

FRI 5.8. 17:00-18:00 Presentation of the outcomes of the excavations, researcher Oula Seitsonen and Professor Vesa-Pekka Herva, Auditorium of Siida

SAT 6.8. 10:00-11.30 Village tour of the war historical sites of Inari, Matti Lehtola, starting from Siida (car needed, Finnish)

Further information:
Lapland’s Dark Heritage research project: Researcher Oula Seitsonen, p. 050 4487778, Researcher Eerika Koskinen, p. 050 448 7519

National Sámi Museum Siida: Archaeologist Juha-Pekka Joona, p. 040 167 6145

Tarinoiden Inari -project: kirjastotoimenjohtaja Eija Leivo, p. 040 8304886 Project worker Merja Vaattovaara, p. 040 8305892