New Russian scientific journal on death studies
In October 2015, a group of independent researchers launched a new scientific journal on death studies, titled ‘The Archaeology of Russian Death’. The journal publishes research in Russian on sociology, social anthropology, language studies and similar areas of the social sciences and humanities knowledge focused on mortality.
Journal sections are as follows: ‘Issue’s Theme’, ‘Reviews’, ‘Discussion’, ‘Translations’.
The journal is to be published three times a year, with each issue to be thematic. Field research, theoretical articles, essays and notes on death studies are accepted for consideration.
Themes to be published:
The 2nd issue which is themed ‘Death in the USSR’ is due out in March 2016. It will explore attitudes toward death in the USSR;
The 3rd issue which is themed ‘Spontaneous memorialization’ is due out in September 2016. It will discuss spontaneous burial and memorial rites and practices of remembrance.
Each of the themes chosen is to occupy no less than 30% of a given issue.
Chief editor: Sergey Mohov (MA in public history, Higher School of Economics, Moscow)
Editorial board: Mikhail Alexeevskiy (Head of Centre for Urban Anthropology, KB Strelka, Moscow), Anna Sokolova (Candidate of History, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow), and Denis Yermolin (Candidate of History, Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera), Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint Petersburg).
Research editor: Olga Trefilova.
More information is available here (in Russian).