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II Tomsk Anthropological Forum

Laboratory for Social and Anthropological Research and Department of Anthropology and Ethnology are pleased to announce II Tomsk Anthropological Forum, themed “Anthropology of interdisciplinarity” to be held in the city of Tomsk on Ocrober 11-13, 2018.

The TAF-2 will discuss a wide range of issues associated with the phenomenon of interdisciplinarity, anthropological approaches to its analysis and its use in anthropological studies. We seek to stimulate professional dialogue among colleagues on topics such as migration, indigenous and archaeological research in contemporary social and political processes, as well as the anthropology of outer space. Just like the TAF-1 held in 2016, this Forum promises to be a bright event in the intellectual life of the anthropology community.

Forum’s thematic symposia

Symposium 1. Migrations, diasporas, transnationalism

Moderators: Sergey N. Abashin (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Sergey V. Ryazantsev (Moscow, Russia), Oleg V. Korneev (Paris, France).

Discussants: Viktor I. Dyatlov (Irkutsk, Russia), Emil Nasritdinov (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan).

Symposium 2. The ethnography of outer space exploration

Moderator: Irina G. Popravko (Tomsk, Russia).

Discussant: Ivan Tchalakov (Plovdiv, Bulgaria).

Symposium 3. Indigenous studies in and of Northern and Central Asia

Moderator: Dmitry A. Funk (Moscow, Russia).

Discussant: Peter Schweitzer (Vienna, Austria).

Symposium 4. Archaeology, power, and society

Moderator: Olga V. Zaytseva (Tomsk, Russia).

Discussant: Viktor A. Shnirelman (Moscow, Russia).

Forum’s languages: Russian and English.

To take part in the Forum, please submit a filled-out application form (attached below) and an abstract of your presentation (up to 300 words) as two separate electronic files in either Russian or English no later than 1 June 2018 to

More information can be found here.

The project "Man in a Changing World. Identity and Social Adaptation: Past and Present" is funded by the Russian Government
(grant #14.В25.31.0009)
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