Russian Studies Workshop Calendar

Conference "Siberia: Infrastructure and Environment"

For much of the history of storied Sibir’, it has figured in outsiders’ imaginations as a wild landscape to be tamed by humans. From state-driven projects to develop railroads and telecommunication lines to cinematic and literary depictions of powerful rivers, deep mines, and virgin forests, Siberia has in many ways been defined by infrastructure and environment. This interdisciplinary workshop will bring together 12 to 15 scholars to focus on the possibilities, pitfalls, and unfolding legacies of efforts to understand and remake the environment—both built and “natural”—of Siberia. This topical workshop is interdisciplinary in scope, bridging in particular the “environmental humanities” and science and technology studies (STS).  Invited scholars represent environmental history, sociology, medical anthropology, literature, and history of Soviet science.  Held at IU’s Europe Gateway in Berlin, the workshop capitalizes on proximity to key European centers of Siberian studies, most notably the Max Planck Institute’s Siberian Studies Centre in Germany and the Universities of Cambridge and Aberdeen in the UK, to better integrate European, American, and Russian scholars of Siberia. We are exploring the possibility of an edited volume based on this workshop.  

Organized by the Siberian Studies Working Group at IU.

Co-sponsored by RSW, the Office for the Vice President of International Affairs, the Department of Slavic Languages & Cultures, the Department of Central and Eurasian Studies, the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, the Department of Anthropology, the Department of History, and the Office of International Affairs in the College.

 

Start
All Day Friday October 05, 2018
End
All Day Sunday October 07, 2018
Location
IU Europe Gateway in Berlin
Website
https://siberiannetwork.com/cfp-siberia-infrastructure-and-environment/
Other Info
https://global.iu.edu/global-gateways/europe/index.html
Contact Email
rsw@iu.edu
Sponsoring Unit(s)
Co-sponsored by RSW, the Office for the Vice President of International Affairs, the Department of Slavic Languages & Cultures, the Department of Central and Eurasian Studies, the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, the Department of Anthropology, the Department of History, and the Office of International Affairs in the College.
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