Acta Borealia

Acta Borealia is an interdisciplinary research journal dedicated to cultural studies.[1][2] It was established in 1984.[3] It is published in English by Routledge and is based at the Tromsø University Museum and University of Tromsø.

Acta Borealia
DisciplineLinguistics, history, archaeology, folklore studies, ethnology, social anthropology, human geography
Publication details
Routledge (Norway)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Acta Boreal.

The journal publishes research findings on society in the Arctic area. The journal focuses in particular on ethnicity; settlement patterns and settlement development; economics; and political, cultural, and social phenomena from prehistory to the recent past.

The journal is edited by Bryan Hood (Tromsø), Liv Helene Willumsen (Tromsø), Roger Jørgensen (Tromsø), and Rane Willerslev (Aarhus).[4] The editorial board has members from Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and the United States.[4]


  1. ^ Acta Borealia: Aims & Scope.
  2. ^ Stiftung Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur. 2008. Vademecum Contemporary and Cold War History Scandinavia: A Guide to Archives, Research Institutions, Libraries, Museums and Journals. Berlin, p. 115.
  3. ^ Urbańczyk, Przemysław. 1992. Medieval Arctic Norway. Warsaw: Semper, p. 109.
  4. ^ a b Acta Borealia: Editorial Information.

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