Proceedings of the school-workshop ‘Migration and the ethnicization of the urban space’ now published
On June 18th – 21st, 2015, the TSU Laboratory for Social and Anthropological Research jointly with the ISU Laboratory of Historical and Political Demography (Irkutsk State University) and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Russia held an international research school-workshop themed ‘Migration and the ethnicization of the urban space’. The event was attended by Russian experts from Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Tomsk, Khabarovsk, as well as from abroad – Poland (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan), Germany (University of Bamberg and University of Potsdam), and Kazakhstan (Eastern Kazakhstan State Technical University). Among conference participants were also undergraduate students, master and postgraduate students as well as young researchers from Tomsk, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Kazan, Vladivostok, Ust-Kamenogorsk and Minsk.
The key research issue in focus here was the influence of migration on the actualization of ethnicity in cities of the Asian part of Russia. The expert section of the workshop discussed new functions of ethnicity in the urban space and migration as a mechanism contributing to the emergence of these new functions. Collective editing of papers was the school-workshop’s key activity. All the participants were divided into groups each of which got a text for review. Texts were reviewed both by experts and participants. Each group had to critically assess the novelty and fruitfulness of their texts, the research problem statement and author’s logic of building his/her argument, the text composition, style and grammar.
The results of participants and experts’ joint work are published in the fifth issue of the journal ‘Bulletin of Tomsk State University. History’ (in Russian).