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Phone:+7 (812)786-92-49 

Postal address: 
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Department Head Alexander Semyonov
Academic Supervisor Evgeniy Anisimov
From Cotton and Smoke: Łódź – Industrial City and Discourses of Asynchronous Modernity 1897–1994

Zysiak A., Śmiechowski K., Każmierska K. et al.

Lodz University Press, Jagiellonian University Press, distributed by Columbia University Press, 2018.

Reassembling history and anthropology in Russian anthropology: part II

Ssorin-Chaikov N.

Social Anthropology. 2019. Vol. 27. No. 2. P. 336-351.

Book chapter
Imageries and historical change in the European Russian Arctic

Eklund N., Lajus J., Borovoy V. et al.

In bk.: The Politics of Arctic Resources. Change and Continuity in the "Old North" of Northern Europe. Routledge, 2019. Ch. 11. P. 200-220.

Contemporary Anthropologies of Art

Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov, an associate professor of the Department of History HSE in St Petersburg took part in the conference “Contemporary Anthropologies of Art” which was held at the Durham University (England) on September 9, 2015.   

This workshop was the inaugural research event of the Anthropologies of Art network and digital platform. The workshop sought to map out contemporary anthropological perspectives to art. It built on established approaches in this field such as those of Alfred Gell and Pierre Bourdieu, and on theoretical innovations such as ethnographic conceptualism (Ssorin-Chaikov 2013) or relational aesthetics (Sansi 2014). Paper presenters from Oslo, St Petersburg, Berlin, Barcelona and the UK debated new pathways of anthropological inquiry in this field. A key proposition behind this workshop was the idea that contemporary art theory and practice are increasingly in dialogue with theories of sociality – how we relate to other people to create meaning – and therefore connected to core anthropological interests.