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Workshop: “Our Land is Great and Rich but Extremely Little Studied”: Siberia, State Planning, and the Krasnoyarsk Museum as Milieu, 1905-1929, Modern Europe Workshop, March 29

The first meeting of the Spring Quarter on Tuesday, March 29 in the John Hope Franklin Room (refreshments at 4:45, discussion at 5:00).

Julia Fein will present Chapter Five of her dissertation, entitled “Our Land is Great and Rich but Extremely Little Studied”: Siberia, State Planning, and the Krasnoyarsk Museum as Milieu, 1905-1929.

The paper will be posted on Chalk towards the end of break.

For more information, contact Eleanor Rivera.

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Call for papers: The Institute of Russia-CIS Studies at Korea University, October 15

The Institute of Russia-CIS Studies at Korea university will hold the HK 2nd international conference with the theme of “Reflections on Institutional Landscapes in East Siberia and the Russian Far East: For Better Risk Management and Sustainable Resources Development.”
The geographic range of research in energy projects will be focused on Irkutsk Oblast,’ Republic of Sakha and Republic of Buryatia, while the institutional dimensions will cover all Russian Federation, taking into consideration international, national, regional and local levels. The main theme is as follows.

– Diagnosis and reflections on institutions in regard to risk management and
sustainable energy development in Irkutsk, Sakha and Buryatia, taking into
consideration the following elements comprehensively at researchers’ disposal
. demography, climate change and environmental pollution, agriculture, etc.
. scientific, technological, societal, political, economic, cultural, ethical,
religious dimensions
. international, national, regional, local levels

The Conference will be held May 28 2011 (Saturday) at Korea University in Seoul, Korea. The Institute will pay all the participants (chairmen, presenters, discussants) an honorarium after the conference. The Institute will help participants to stay at convenient and economic hotels in Seoul by providing hotel information and reserving rooms. Lunch and dinner on the conference day will be served.

Paper Deadlines are as follows.

● Abstract: October 15, 2010
● Acceptance notification: November 15, 2010
● Final paper: April 1, 2011
● Final program will be notified by April 30, 2011.

Submitters should e-mail the Notice of Participation with an abstract of up to 300 words in Microsoft Word format in English by The Notice of Participation and further information are available at our website
With questions, please e-mail

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Norwegian PhD research Fellowship in the Anthropology of the Russian and Siberian North

The Department of Archaeology and Social Anthropology, University of Tromso is offering a fully funded 4 year PhD fellowship to conduct field research in Siberia and/or the Russian North.  The fellow will work in partnership with several funded research projects with indigenous societies  in the region.  Deadline: September 1 to begin work January 1, 2011. Complete details are available at the following website: Please do not hesitate to contact Dr. David Anderson ( with any questions concerning the topic, salary, facilities at Tromso or the application procedures.

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