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Connections between society and the highlands in East Iceland

This project involves research into the various aspects of the relationship between humans and the wilderness in East Iceland. For centuries, the uninhabited highlands of East Iceland have had both a genuine and imagined status as a remote, isolated world. There it is possible to learn about the history of natural forces and the fight for survival in the lowland communities, as well as the current value of the highlands' natural resources, conservation and nature tourism. The goal is to unite a range of interdisciplinary research on the topic.