12th Russian Congress of Anthropologists and Ethnologists
On July 3-6, 2017, the 12th Russian Congress of Ethnologists and Anthropologists will be held in the city of Izhevsk. The Congress is organized by the Russian Association of Anthropologists and Ethnologists jointly with Udmurtia Institute of History, Language and Literature (Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences), Udmurtia State University, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology (Moscow) and the Government of the Republic of Udmurtia.
This year, the theme of the Congress is “The mission of anthropology and ethnology: scientific traditions and contemporary challenges”.
Questions proposed for discussion:
- Historiographic traditions in ethnology and anthropology (including social, cultural, and biological anthropology);
- Interdisciplinary relationships of anthropology and ethnology;
- Anthropological and ethnological education;
- Political, social, and cultural tasks of anthropology and ethnology;
- The monitoring of inter-ethnic relations;
- Ethnic environment: integration and opposition;
- Methods for researching ethnic and cultural interaction;
- Religions, inter-confessional relations, and ethno-confessional processes in Russia;
- Migrants, diasporas, ethnic minorities;
- Us, Them, and the Other: problems of representation in sub-cultures and ethnic cultures;
- Social groups, peoples, and territories; Eurasian integration; biological anthropology.
The Organizing Committee (OC) of the Congress has approved a list of the Congress’s thematic symposia and sessions:
- History, historiography, and prospects of ethnological science
- Methods and technologies of ethnological and anthropological research
- Physical/biological anthropology
- The phenomena of identity and stereotypes: theoretical and applied aspects
- New themes and approaches in anthropology and ethnology
- Ethno-cultural aspects of migration
- Ethno-cultural characteristics of Russian regions
- Cultural heritage today
The full list of symposia is available here.
For more details please see the call for papers.
Also, a session ‘Migrants and Cultural Environment’ proposed by the LSAR will be conducted at the Congress’s 6th symposium, titled ‘Ethno-cultural Aspects of Migration’.
It will discuss symbolic and physical dimensions of modern cities as explored by trans-border migrants, their interaction and conflict with other urban actors, that is, permanent residents, ethno-cultural organizations, the mass media, and the authorities.
Some of the questions put forward for discussion in the session are:
- Formal and informal mechanisms and practices of exploration, appropriation, and change of urban environment in the context of migration;
- Transnational migrations and ethnicization of cities;
- Migrant clusters and enclaves in the modern city;
- Reaction of authorities at different levels to migrants in cities;
- Interaction of migrants with old residents of the city and with residents who have migrant backgrounds (‘old’ and ‘new’ migrants);
- Migrant networks and communities in cities: internal organization and functioning
- Migration, migrants, and the city in media discourse;
- Migrants and ‘national diasporas’: mechanisms of inclusion or exclusion?
- Individual and group strategies of migrant adaptation.
According to the OC requirements, applicants are expected to submit their applications in the MS Word format, files to be named as follows: С-32_Applicant’s last name_Applicant’s first and middle name.doc
To access the application form and the latest on the Congress, please log on to the website of Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology (Moscow).
Please send in your applications to participate in the session by February 15, 2017 the latest, to both of the following emails: firstname.lastname@example.org (Irina Vladimirovna Nam) and email@example.com (Konstantin Vadimovich Grigorichev), and please do not forget to copy (!) your emails to the OC at: firstname.lastname@example.org