We've kicked off the school year with a fantastic Anthropology News article by Amy Garey (UCLA) about her fieldwork with student comedy leagues (KVN) in Russia and Ukraine. "Agents of Humor?" responds to a NATO-backed report that suggested that KVN is a soft-power tool of the Kremlin, and explains ethnographically why this is anything but the case. Read Amy's work here: http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2017/09/21/agents-of-humor/.
The state of the art: the anthropology of art and the anthropology of the state
The current issue explores a wide range of topics, including: Russian tobacco exporting to indigenous communities, migration to Siberia in the eighteenth century, the semantic structure of domestic deer herd names and more. Also included is the previous issue contents titled: Beyond the Anthropological Texts: History and Theory of Fieldworking in the North
Current Issue: Volume 16, Issue 2
This is a call for papers for a tentative panel on ethnographic research in post-socialist healthcare settings to be held at the 2018 conference of the Society for Romanian Studies (Bucharest, June 26-30).
Convener: Marius Wamsiedel (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University)
Call for Papers for the Panel:Marxism Reloaded or Philosophy in Times of Poverty
As part of
6th Euroacademia Forum of Critical Studies: Asking Big Questions Again
23 – 25 November 2017
Lucca, Tuscany, Italy
Deadline for Paper Proposals: 15th of September 2017
„Horatio, speak to it, thou art a scholar!”
The Aleksanteri Institute at the University of Helsinki functions as a national centre of research, study and expertise pertaining to Russia and Eastern Europe, particularly in the social sciences and humanities.
We are looking for a creative, motivated and enthusiastic
I’m very excited to announce the publication of my new book with Palgrave Macmillan:
Transnational Homosexuals in Communist Poland: Cross-Border Flows in Gay and Lesbian Magazines
The book has been endorsed by key scholars in media studies (Larry Gross), history (Dagmar Herzog) as well as sociology (Ken Plummer, Jan Willem Duyvendak). You can find more information about the book below and here: https://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9783319589008.