History and Social Anthropology: The Ways of Convergence
January 29, 18.30
Sergey Abashin, Doctor of Science in History, British Petroleum Professor of Migration Studies at the Department of Anthropology of the European University at St. Petersburg, will share his experience of combining historical and anthropological approaches in his research at the first meeting in 2015 of the regular research seminar "Boundaries of History" of the Center for Historical Research and the Department of History of the Higher School of Economics in Saint Petersburg.
The presentation will focus on different logics of scholarly inquiry in the fields of history and anthropology. Conceptualizations of locality and everyday experience, the problem of generalization from the field research, and chronology as a way to structure the anthropological analysis will be in the center of discussion. Special attention will be paid to the question of possible combination of archival and oral history sources in research. Presentation will be based on Sergey Abashin’s recently published book Soviet Kışlak: Between Colonialism and Modernization with the publishing house “New Literary Review.”
Venue: Promyshlennaya st., 17, room 412
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