Etnos: A life history of the etnos concept among the Peoples of the North

Lead Research Organisation: University of Aberdeen
Department Name: School of Social Science

Abstract

Building on the observations of Ernest Gellner, that in Russia and Eastern Europe social and political thought has been incubated specifically within the discipline of ethnography, this project aims to examine the status of ethnogenetic thinking in post-Soviet Russia. The 'etnos' concept, with its radical 'primordialism' has been associated strongly with Soviet state-building creating an unarticulated assumption that theory crumbled along with Soviet institutions. It has been one of the surprises of the post-Soviet transition that 'ethnos-style' thinking not only persists but is a vibrant part of the Russian anthropological context. Given that European and North American anthropologists have traditionally interpreted etnos theory as a sort of deserted island, isolated from the main currents of the discipline, this project aims to rewrite the concept in an active mood demonstrating its evocativeness both to contemporary Russian society and to the discipline as a whole. The project will therefore make use of the interpretative ethnographic techniques developed by historians of science to examine the life history and archaeology of the concept. Although etnos theory has been widely documented and criticised in English language anthropology, this project, through making use of the archived fieldnotes of late Soviet ethnos-theorists, as well as interviewing contemporary ethnos-craftspeople, will be one of the first to write an epistemology of this tradition. To begin to build a bridge between these traditions the project will organise a set of interviews and collate some unique archival materials. Following from the fieldwork,and beyond the project, the authors will publish the work as a collective book manuscript. The impact strategy will build upon a public open-access website of primary documents, several round-table meetings involving Third sector and state representatives, and reports in the mass media.

Planned Impact

This project is designed to stimulate public debate about the proper classification of identities within Russia and generally across Eurasia. It also attempts to engage the attention of policy makers to the rich claims for recognition on behalf of parties among the followiing groups: (1) 'Third Sector' organizations representing indigenous peoples, (2) public and non-academic ethnographic societies both in Russia and across Europe (3) policy makers.

The project has implications for interests in the private sector, although those are indirect. As the exploitation of natural resources increasingly becomes a focus and concern of government policy both within and without Russia, the claims to traditional territories of rural hunting and fishing people will increasingly become a matter of concern to both public agencies and companies using these areas.

The project has the potential to improve the sense of social justice and security both within the Russian Federation and across Europe as an integrated economic space. With a greater understanding of how the Russian state classifies and managers its nationality policy, trade and economic development can proceed at a more even pace.

We feel that a strong, informed understanding of the roots of social political discourse can only help strengthen health, wealth and culture.
 
Title River Stars Reindeer: Imagining Evenki and Orochen Communities of Inner Mongolia and Siberia 
Description An international exhibition with community dissemination focussing on how early 20th century ethnographic work, and the etnos/minzu concept focussed attention on Siberian and Chinese minorities 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact International guests Local community events (schools, universities) 
URL http://maa.cam.ac.uk/river-stars-reindeer/
 
Title The Evenk Reindeer Herders of Manchuria 
Description A public exhibition at the prestigoius Russian Geographic Society featuring photographs, artefacts and text digitised as part of the ESRC project 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact Invitations to public policy makers including the Russian president Wide participation of schools and university students 
URL http://www.rgo.ru/ru/event/tungusy-olenevody-manchzhurii
 
Description Our public activities were designed around the discussions on transnational history of EuroAmerican and Eurasion anthropologies. We focused on one key figure in the history of Russian and Chinese anthropology - Sergei Shirokogoroff and some groups of scholars who developed the theory of etnos in Russian Empire and after. This research attracted the great attention from Russian and Chinese sides. We were invited to China for the public debates with local governments and academic communities on Chinese borderland minorities, the politics of identity and the theory etnos/minzu (reference). We hope this meeting raised awareness of complex claims to identity of 'invisible' national minorities on Russian-Chinese borderland. The team member Dmitry Arzyutov was invited to give some public talks at famous Russian scientific channel PostNauka/PostScience (PostNauka and PostNauka). One of his speeches on the transnational history of anthropology was reviewed and published by the popular American political journalist Paul Goble (Windows on Eurasia). These public speeches attracted great public attention via YouTube collected more than 6,9K views. For our academic but open research meetings, we created our own YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbObrtFzdSg8AeEQEOxUsPA) where we uploaded some of videos from our seminars. Apart from virtual public activities we organised some open-access public photograph exhibitions in Russia (Saint Petersburg; RGO, RGO), Great Britain (Cambridge; MAA Cambridge, BBC) and China (Hailar; ref) where we presented archival photographs of two anthropologists Sergei Shirokogoroff and Ethel Lindgren actively participated in the identity politics on China/Russian borderlands.
As we planned in our research proposal some of our academic articles were published gold open-access in English and Russian which stimulated the dissemination project results. One of them was ranked 9th of most read articles in the journal History and Anthropology receiving more than 2K views.
Based on long term archival research we created and published an archival film (Russian version) of the Soviet ethnographer Georgii Prokofiev who was one of the leaders of the Northern Studies in pre-war Soviet Union. His film was very positively received by Nenets indigenous communities (see the review in Nenets language newspaper: available online) and even provoked the creation of the film about the film on Nenets public TV (available online).
Exploitation Route Northeastern Eurasia has become an arena of intense political interest. Our research casts light on identity politics in Eurasia.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Education,Environment,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

URL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbObrtFzdSg8AeEQEOxUsPA
 
Description Our public activities were designed around the discussions on transnational history of EuroAmerican and Eurasion anthropologies. We focused on one key figure in the history of Russian and Chinese anthropology - Sergei Shirokogoroff and some groups of scholars who developed the theory of etnos in Russian Empire and after. This research attracted the great attention from Russian and Chinese sides. We were invited to China for the public debates with local governments and academic communities on Chinese borderland minorities, the politics of identity and the theory etnos/minzu (reference). We hope this meeting raised awareness of complex claims to identity of 'invisible' national minorities on Russian-Chinese borderland. The team member Dmitry Arzyutov was invited to give some public talks at famous Russian scientific channel PostNauka/PostScience (PostNauka and PostNauka). One of his speeches on the transnational history of anthropology was reviewed and published by the popular American political journalist Paul Goble (Windows on Eurasia). These public speeches attracted great public attention via YouTube collected more than 6,9K views. For our academic but open research meetings, we created our own YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbObrtFzdSg8AeEQEOxUsPA) where we uploaded some of videos from our seminars. Apart from virtual public activities we organised some open-access public photograph exhibitions in Russia (Saint Petersburg; RGO, RGO), Great Britain (Cambridge; MAA Cambridge, BBC) and China (Hailar; ref) where we presented archival photographs of two anthropologists Sergei Shirokogoroff and Ethel Lindgren actively participated in the identity politics on China/Russian borderlands. As we planned in our research proposal some of our academic articles were published gold open-access in English and Russian which stimulated the dissemination project results. One of them was ranked 9th of most read articles in the journal History and Anthropology receiving more than 2K views. Based on long term archival research we created and published an archival film (Russian version) of the Soviet ethnographer Georgii Prokofiev who was one of the leaders of the Northern Studies in pre-war Soviet Union. His film was very positively received by Nenets indigenous communities (see the review in Nenets language newspaper: available online) and even provoked the creation of the film about the film on Nenets public TV (available online).
First Year Of Impact 2013
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Education,Environment,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Economic

 
Title Etnos-Talk - Closed Social Media Group 
Description This is a closed social media group allowing an international group of scholars based in five countries to exchange articles and data regarding publications to the project 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Publications 
URL https://www.facebook.com/groups/724653130969915/?fref=ts
 
Title Website: Etnos 
Description A website displaying photographs and documents from this archival research project. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2013 
Impact Correspondence from scholars 
URL http://etnos.kunstkamera.ru/
 
Title Website: Etnos and Minzu The history and politics of identity governance in Eurasia 
Description Omeka based website for dissemination of historical photographs 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Public access to rare images esp for host communities 
URL http://homepages.abdn.ac.uk/etnos/
 
Description Alymov, S. - Etnos theory, paleoethnology and the Ukrainian national movement in late 19th - early 20th century Ukraine-Malorossiia - ESRC Etnos Seminar - Inverurie Feb 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Field seminar as per grant proposal
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Anderson, D.G., - Introduction - ESRC Etnos Seminar - Inverurie, Scotland, 06 February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was an invited seminar described as part of the ESRC Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Anderson, David - Seminar Paper: The Analysis and Interpretation of Photographic Collections 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact An analysis of the collections of Sergei Mikhailovich Shirokogoroff and Ethel Lingren

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Anderson, David G. - Conf Paper: Practice and Habitus in the works of S.M. Shirokogoroff' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact .
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://aura.abdn.ac.uk/bitstream/2164/3000/1/Versailles_Jan2013.pdf
 
Description Anderson, David G. - Keynote: Ethnography: Rural Imaginaries in the Age of Urban Academies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This is the central conference of the associaiton of ethnographers in Russoia

May requests for informaiton
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.iea.ras.ru/cntnt/main_right/nauchnye_m2/n1335.html
 
Description Anderson, David G. - Keynote: Siberia as Laboratory: Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography and Production of Anthropological Knowledge (Siberian Studies International Conference in St.Petersburg) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact More than 150 participants

Good question afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://spb.rgo.ru/2013/11/01/sibirskie-chteniya-na-beregax-nevy/
 
Description Anderson, David G. - Purebred reindeer and the History of Russian and Soviet Reindeer Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards

moved the research forward
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Anderson, David G. - The Analysis and Interpretation of Photographic Collections on Etnos- Minzu 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Anderson, David G.; Arzyutov, Dmitryi V. - Seminar paper: Etnos and Minzu: The Histories and Politics of Identity Governance in Eurasia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://aura.abdn.ac.uk/bitstream/2164/2749/1/Dept_Research_Seminar_2013_Etnos.pptx
 
Description Artzyutov, Dmitrii - Seminar Paper: Sergei Mihailovich Shirokogorov i ego intellektual'noe nasledie na perekrestke antropologicheskih traditsii 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact presentation and an hour discussion at the Academic Senate of MAE RAS

Members of the Academic Senate of MAE RAS were interested in "biography" of anthropological concepts and our possibilities to understand anthropology beyound national "traditions"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Artzyutov, Dmitry - Seminar Paper: Sergei Mikhailovich Shirokogorov i ego intellektual'noe nasledie na perekrestke antropologicheskikh traditsii 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation and an hour discussion at the Academic Senate of MAE RAS. Members of the Academic Senate of MAE RAS were interested in "biography" of anthropological concepts and our possibilities to understand anthropology beyond national "traditions"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Arzytuov, Dmitrii - Online Public Lecture: Shirokogoroff's theory of ethnos 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact This presentation attracted attention more then 21 000 visitors on "PostNauka" web portal

This presentation focused on comparative studies of Soviet concept of etnos. It provoked discussion in different Academic institutions in St.Petersburg and on Facebook
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://postnauka.ru/video/26666
 
Description Arzyutov, D - ETNOS VS. ETHNOGENETIC IMAGINATION IN THE SOVIET SIBERIAN STUDIES: A Samoyedic Perspective - Inverurie February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Working expert seminar as part of the ESRC project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Arzyutov, Dmitri - Conf Paper: "When Books strike back: Academic written production between "Us" and "Them" in Russia" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Seminar provided a space for anthropologists and other scholars from around the world to explore the key themes of the 'Who are "we"?' project. The emphasis of the seminar was close readings of (pre-circulated) papers and extensive discussions.

The main aims of the seminar were
1) to explore how anthropologists around the world construe and conduct themselves as part of larger communities, movements or disciplines; and
2) to investigate how these processes relate to conceptualizations of alterity and affinity more broadly.

Over the course of 3 days a core participant group, limited to 20 participants, engaged in a number of key topics. During the Paper presentation of "When Books strike back"; more than 15 researchers from different institutions of UK, Europe, Southern America and Asia discussed the role of anthropology in modern life. This paper attracted significant attention within the group and sparked numerous questions.

From the paper presentation of "When Books strike back: Academic written production between "Us" and "Them" in Russia" a number of good questions were raised and discussions took place.

The Seminar also featured online discussions using social media and online resources raising the profile of the seminar beyond the core group of participants and creating wider engagement on the issues of anthropological practice and methods.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://anthrowho.wordpress.com/workshop/provisional-programme/
 
Description Arzyutov, Dmitrii - Seminar Paper - "Imagination and Politics of the Soviet Ethnographic Laboratory: Siberian Ethnoscape and the book "The Peoples of Siberia" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact This is a regular academic seminar open to all in the university.

Good questions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Arzyutov, Dmitrii - Seminar Paper: Politika etnograficheskoi laboratorii: sibirskii etnoskeip i kniga "Narody Sibiri 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This is a regular academic seminar open to all in the university.

good questions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Arzyutov, Dmitry - Online Public Lecture: Shirokogoroff's theory of ethnos 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact This presentation attracted attention more than 21 000 visitors on "PostNauka" web portal. This presentation focused on comparative studies of the Soviet concept of etnos. It provoked discussion in different Academic institutions in St.Petersburg and on Facebook
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://postnauka.ru/video/26666
 
Description Arzyutov, Dmitryi - Keynote: "Tungusskii kharakter": man'chzhurskaia istoriia britanskogo antropologa Ethel John Lindgren (Russian Geographical Society) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Open lecture about the project and history of anthropology of the North in general

Good questions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://spb.rgo.ru/2014/09/23/tungusy-olenevody-manchzhurii/
 
Description Arzyutov, Dmitryi - Online Public Lecture: The Features of Soviet Ethnography 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact This presentation attracted attentionmore than 15 000 visitors of PostNauk web portal.

This presentation was a short introduction to the history of Soviet ethnography. Two days discussion took place on Facebook after this presentation. The main question was why project of "participant observation" fell down in Soviet Union after WWII
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://postnauka.ru/video/30257
 
Description ESRC Etnos Seminar - February 2016 - Inverurie, Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was the third in a series of expert seminars sponsored by this project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Etnos Reading Group: Germanic Theories 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Etnos Reading Group: Germanic Theories

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Etnos Reading Group: STS and Laboratories 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Etnos Reading Group: STS and Laboratories

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Etnos Reading Group: Shirokogoroff, Bromlei, Mogilianskii 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Etnos Reading Group: Shirokogoroff, Bromlei, Mogilianskii

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Etnos Reading Group: Theories of the 1960s 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Etnos Reading Group: Theories of the 1960s

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Nakhshina, Maria - Conf Paper - Pomor identity in postsocialist rural and urban space - Arkhangelsk, 20 November 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and a lively discussion afterwards.

After the talk, people expressed their appreciation of the timely nature of the research topic and proposed a future collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Panel Etnos and Minzu International Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Seminar in St Petersburg on the history of etnos and minzu theory.

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Panel and conference paper -- International Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies, Vienna -- Anderson D., D. Arzyutov. -- Theories from the field? Siberian Ethnography of Hunter-Gatherers and Anthropological Theory 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact About 50 researchers, students and indigenous activists attended the panel Prof Anderson and I organized at International Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies, Vienna, Austria, University of Vienna.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://chags.univie.ac.at
 
Description Panel: Siberia as Laboratory: State, Politics of Identity and Academic Knowledge (Siberian Studies Conference in St.Petersburg) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation workshop facilitator
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussions about history of anthropology of the North

Good quetions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Pomor indigenous movement: a regional brand, the world's spiritual savior or Russia's fifth column?" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I also gave a presentation at the Department of Anthropology Research Day, on 08 September 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Public talk -- Minzu University, Beijing, China -- Arzyutov D. The Intellectual Legacy of Sergei and Elizabeth Shirokogoroff 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact It was a presentation of part of our project related to the intellectual biography of Sergei Shirokogoroff. Public Talk at Minzu University, Beijing, China
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Round Table: The Anthropology of the North and of Siberia: A dialogue between post-Soviet Ethnography and European Anthropology 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Round Table: The Anthropology of the North and of Siberia: A dialogue between post-Soviet Ethnography and Europan Anthropology

A round table part of the tenth congress of Russian Ethnographers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Wahnsiedler, N. - Conf. Paper - Labour and Identity on the White Sea Coast - ICASS IX, June 2017, Umea, Sweden 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.trippus.se/web/Presentation/web.aspx?evid=l+k2p0UcaP8eXy9TNfnXsQ==&ecid=loNJV+HVzL0o7zbDG...
 
Description Wahnsiedler, N. - Social and Indigenous Movements in Northwest Russia - Caucasus, Conflic, Culture, Summer School - Tbilisi, Georgia 24 August 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The talk took places within the framework of the evening talks at the international summer school CCC6 in Tbilisi. It sparked questions and discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://caucasusconflict.wordpress.com/ccc6-2017/
 
Description Wahnsiedler, N. - Workshop paper - The experience of travelling in the Russian North - Durham, 14 May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://community.dur.ac.uk/geopad/events/
 
Description Wahnsiedler, N., Nakhshina, M., - Seminar paper - A life history of the concept "Pomory" in Russian scholarship and society - Inverurie, Scotland, 06 February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 13 people attended a seminar to discuss a proposed edited volume and individual chapters. The meeting generated very inspiring discussions and provided invaluable feedback.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Wahnsiedler, N.- Post-fieldwork presentation at the Anthropology Department, Aberdeen, 24 March 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Wahnsiedler, Natalie - Conf Paper: Liudi moria. Identichnost i okruzhaiushschaia sreda (Mikhailovskie chtenia, Arkhangelsk, 20-21 November 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The talk encouraged a rethinking of common views and theories.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Wahnsiedler, Natalie - Lecture: Predvaritelnye resultaty polevikh issledovanii. (Arkhangelsk, 10 September 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact My talk was met with great interest by students.

I presented some of my fieldwork results to undergraduate students. I believe that I could generate their interest for the region and encourage to do their own research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015