Эско Шмоллер принял участие в летней школе “Reassembling Social Anthropology in Russia: Ethnography, Anthropology, History”

From 5–11 August 2019, the summer school “Reassembling Social Anthropology in Russia: Ethnography, Anthropology, History” took place at the University of Tyumen. It was a most exciting experience, as the organisers reflected both on the state of anthropology in Russia and its close entanglement with the discipline of history but also on new conceptual developments to be currently observed within anthropology. Topics discussed by the lecturers and participants, most of the latter on the early stages of their careers, were ethnographic research (Aleksandra Kasatkina, Kunstkamera), human-animal relations (Xenia Cherkaev, Harvard / MIT), material culture (Serguei Oushakine, Princeton), post-colonial studies (Petia Mankova, Tromso) and archival studies (Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov, HSE St. Petersburg). For a new generation of young anthropologists in Russia, it is impossible to overestimate the value of theoretically framing one’s empirical findings and we can expect to see the influence of this “new” anthropology quite soon.