CFP -- History, Environment, and Cultural Resources in Northern Asia, Leiden, The Netherlands, 16-19 July 2019

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
October 17, 2018
Location: 
Netherlands
Subject Fields: 
Russian or Soviet History / Studies, Asian History / Studies, World History / Studies

History, Environment, and Cultural Resources in Northern Asia

to be held at ICAS 11 in Leiden, The Netherlands, 16-19 July 2019

https://icas.asia/

 

Northern Asia has hardly been the subject of concern at meetings of the International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS) during the first twenty years of its existence. This despite the fact that sociocultural studies of past and present societies in the region have been undertaken by Russian, German, Scandinavian, Hungarian, Chinese, Japanese, American and other scholars at least since the eighteenth century, when ethnography came into existence as a systematic program. The ambivalent position of Russia, Siberia, and Mongolia between Europe and Asia, sharing elements of both continents, has led to a neglect in Western scholarship. While political regimes during the Tsarist and Soviet periods have hardly facilitated scholarly research, these restrictions have been lifted in the post-Soviet period and much research has been undertaken since the 1990s. Aiming to fill the gap between Asian studies in general and Northern Asia in particular, this panel proposes to bring these fields into contact by focussing on the interrelations between history, the environment, and cultural resources of the region in a longue durée framework. This panel invites to reflect on the use of the region’s deep ethnographic record in order to study human-environment interactions in Northern Asia, Mongolia and other circumpolar regions from a historical perspective.   

 

Convenors:

 

Dr. Tobias Holzlehner, Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Halle (Saale)

Dr. Han F. Vermeulen, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle (Saale)

 

Abstract proposals before 17 October to the latter, E-mail: vermeulen@eth.mpg.de

 

 

Contact Info: 

Dr. Han F. Vermeulen, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle (Saale)

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