IUAES Congress St. Petersburg

25 — 31 May 2022

World on the Move:
Migration & Communication

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The main thematic focus of the Congress is on a diversity of mobilities that has shaped human life and evolution, from the earliest prehistoric migrations to contemporary virtual mobility by means of communication flows at high speed and frequency. Diverse anthropological theories, perspectives and methodological approaches to understanding the dialectic of mobility and stability, dynamics and statics, sustainability and changeability will be explored in this conference, while also providing a panorama of local, ethnic and national experiences in the form of empirical case studies from around the world.

The phenomenon of a “World on the Move” is open to observation and conceptualization, but this may require a modification of the methodology and agenda of anthropological studies, which have often focused on relatively static structures and institutions. Migration and communication include issues of agency and motivation, adaptation and integration, modes of communication within different groups and communities, and modes of interaction within and between culturally complex societies. Examples from the past can provide the necessary background to analyze the complex dynamics of changing circumstances and trends in historic perspective and with contemporary relevance. Migration and information flows transform the life of human communities around the globe, changing the character of kinship and other social structures, or affecting life subsistence systems, identities and politics. Global climate change is also relevant in this context. It is already impacting on people’s social reality and can be expected to trigger a new wave of mass migrations in foreseeable future.

The modern world, as it sometimes seems, has lost control over the speed of its own movement and development. Digital technologies, internet and social media have become a vital component of everyday communication and of our perception of life, as cyber reality seems to eclipse our experience of reality itself in many ways. Conventional space and time are giving way to cyber-based extraterritoriality and compressed time, and we are re-arranging our lives accordingly. The rapid global spread of coronavirus infection has amplified this transition, disrupting the rhythms of physical movement around the world with a forced, quarantine induced statics, while encouraging the shift towards living our lives online. The digital and visual technologies that now not only permeate our worlds but even create virtual worlds of experience call for new and innovative research methods as well as analytical and interpretive tools from anthropology, and such innovations are particularly encouraged and welcomed at the St. Petersburg IUAES-2022 Congress. The themes outlined above will be explored in a diversity of keynotes, panels and round tables.

Organizers

Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology & Ethnography (Kunstkamera) of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology & Ethnography (Kunstkamera) of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology & Ethnography (Kunstkamera) of the Russian Academy of Sciences
The oldest anthropological museum in Russia with a 300 years history of ethnographic research. It was founded in 1714 by Russian Emperor Peter the Great as the first public museum in the country, and today it is a scholarly center of international fame.
Association of Anthropologists & Ethnologists of Russia
Association of Anthropologists
& Ethnologists of Russia
Association of Anthropologists
& Ethnologists of Russia
The main Russian professional organization for anthropologists and ethnologists. The AAER unites the leading scientific and educational centers and Russian reseach communities, whose activities are related to anthropology and ethnology.
St. Petersburg State University
St. Petersburg State University
St. Petersburg State University
First Russian university, that today is one of the best and largest universities in Russia. Founded in 1724 by a decree of Peter the  Great, the University from the very beginning has had a strong focus on fundamental research in science, engineering and humanities.

Chairs

Andrei Golovnev
Andrei Golovnev
Professor, Member of the Russian Academy of  Sciences,
Director of Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology & Ethnography (Kunstkamera) of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Valery Tishkov
Valery Tishkov
Professor, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences,
President of Association of Anthropologists & Ethnologists of Russia,
Scientific Director of the Institute of Ethnology & Anthropology of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Nikolai Kropachev
Nikolai Kropachev
Professor, Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Rector of St. Petersburg State University
  • Levon Abrahamian, ARMENIA
  • Michal Buchowsky, POLAND
  • Victoria Chenaut, MEXICO
  • Andrei Golovnev, RUSSIA
  • Sergei Kan, USA
  • Heather O┬┤Leary, USA
  • Thomas Reuter, AUSTRALIA
  • Valery Tishkov, RUSSIA
  • Vesna Vucinic, SERBIA
  • Sophia Thubauville, GERMANY
  • Fabiola Mancinelli, SPAIN
  • Philipp Budka, AUSTRIA
  • Helena Pettersson, SWEDEN
  • William Ellis, SOUTH AFRICA
  • Indrani Mukherjee, INDIA
  • Eduardo Restrepo, COLOMBIA
  • Bela Feldman-Bianco, BRAZIL
  • Noel B. Salazar, BELGIUM
  • Prof. Aleksandra Buzhilova, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Director of Research Institute and Museum of Anthropology, Moscow State University;
  • Prof. Abdulla Daudov, Head of the Institute of history, St. Petersburg State University;
  • Dr. Vladimir Davydov, Deputy director, Museum of Anthropology & Ethnography (Kunstkamera);
  • Prof. Dmitry Funk, Director of the Institute of Ethnology & Anthropology, RAS;
  • Dr. Valeria Ilizarova, Executive director of the AAER;
  • Dr. Tatiana Kisser, Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) of the Russian Academy of Sciences;
  • Prof. Nikolai Kradin, Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, director of the Institute of History, Archeology & Ethnography of the Peoples of the Far East, Far Eastern Branch of the RAS;
  • Sergei Malenko, Head of the International Cooperation Department of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Prof. Marina Kuropyatnik, Head of the Department of Cultural Anthropology & Ethnic Sociology, St. Petersburg State University;
  • Prof. Nikolai Skvortsov, Dean of the Faculty of Sociology, St. Petersburg State University;
  • Ksenya Maretina, Leading specialist in international relations, Museum of Anthropology & Ethnography (Kunstkamera) of the Russian Academy of Sciences;
  • Dr. Aleksey Novozhilov, Head of Department of Ethnography, Institute of history, St. Petersburg State University;
  • Dr. Ekaterina Romanova, Institute for Humanities Research & the Problems of Small Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberian Branch of the RAS;
  • Prof. Konstantin Klokov, Institute of Earth Sciences, St. Petersburg State University;
  • Dr. Denis Ermolin, Museum of Anthropology & Ethnography (Kunstkamera) of the Russian Academy of Sciences;
  • Dr. Svetlana Belorussova, Museum of Anthropology & Ethnography (Kunstkamera) of the Russian Academy of Sciences;
  • Artem Kozlov, Head of the Center for Digital Technologies, Museum of Anthropology & Ethnography (Kunstkamera) RAS;
  • Yulia Kon’kova, Researcher, Head. Exposition & Exhibition Department, Museum of Anthropology & Ethnography (Kunstkamera) RAS;
  • Denis Kukanov, Researcher, Chief Designer, Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) RAS;
  • Prof. Elena Perevalova, Leading Researcher, Museum of Anthropology & Ethnography (Kunstkamera) RAS;
  • Tatiana Solovyova, Head of the Center for Media Communications, Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) RAS;
  • Tatiana Savina, Chief Accountant, Museum of Anthropology & Ethnography (Kunstkamera) RAS;
  • Yulia Ilinykh, Deputy Head of the Department for the Organization of Public Events and Cooperation with Partners, St. Petersburg State University.

KEY SPEAKERS

Registration

Important Dates

Panels, Round Tables & Workshops
10th Sep. 2021
21st Oct. 2021
Call for panels, round tables and workshops
21st Oct. 2021
21st Nov. 2021
Evaluation of proposals
25th Nov. 2021
Evaluation results
10th Jan. 2022
1st Feb. 2022
Registration and payment of registration fees for organizers of panels, workshops and round tables
Anthropological Films
1st Oct. 2021
21st Nov. 2021
Call for anthropological films
Nov. 2021
Evaluation of proposals
11th Jan. 2022
Evaluation results
Papers
25th Nov. 2021
5th Jan. 2022
Call for paper proposals
1st Feb. 2022
Evaluation results
Participants Registration
From
1st Feb. 2022
Registration and payment of registration fees for participants

Conference Fee

Conference Fee Onsite
Students and Professionals
Low Income
(< €12 000 annually)
13 000 / appr. 150
IUAES membership fee included:
1 500 / appr. 18
Professionals
Medium Income
(€12 000 to €20 000 annually)
15 000 / appr. 175
IUAES membership fee included:
1 500 / appr. 18
Professionals
High Income
(> €20 000 annually)
18 000 / appr. 210
IUAES membership fee included:
4 200 / appr. 48
Students and Professionals
Low Income
(< €12 000 annually)
15 000 / appr. 175
IUAES membership fee included:
1 500 / appr. 18
Professionals
Medium Income
(€12 000 to €20 000 annually)
18 000 / appr. 210
IUAES membership fee included:
1 500 / appr. 18
Professionals
High Income
(> €20 000 annually)
20 000 / appr. 230
IUAES membership fee included:
4 200 / appr. 48
Students and Professionals
Low Income
(< €12 000 annually)
18 000 / appr. 210
IUAES membership fee included:
1 500 / appr. 18
Professionals
Medium Income
(€12 000 to €20 000 annually)
20 000 / appr. 230
IUAES membership fee included:
1 500 / appr. 18
Professionals
High Income
(> €20 000 annually)
23 000 / appr. 265
IUAES membership fee included:
4 200 / appr. 48
Film authors
10 000 / appr. 115
(IUAES membership fee included) if attended
Conference Fee Online
Students and Professionals
Low Income
(< €12 000 annually)
3 000 / appr. 35
IUAES membership fee included:
1 500 / appr. 18
Professionals
Medium Income
(€12 000 to €20 000 annually)
5 000 / appr. 58
IUAES membership fee included:
1 500 / appr. 18
Professionals
High Income
(> €20 000 annually)
8 000 / appr. 92
IUAES membership fee included:
4 200 / appr. 48
Film authors
3 000 / appr. 35
(IUAES membership fee included) if attended

Calls & Guidelines

Call for Panels
Panel proposals will be received on any subject potential participants deem worthy of reflection and debate.
Call for Round Tables
Round-table sessions provide a space for discussion on important topics of general anthropological interest by experienced anthropologists of various countries and institutions. It is important to keep in mind that these are not closed panels, and therefore participants do not present papers but instead they share their knowledge and experience on a particular subject in a debate format.
Call for Workshops
Workshops provide opportunities for experimentation with different forms of learning and presentation (as alternative to traditional text-based presentations), encouraging knowledge generation through a range of visual, acoustic and performative methods.
Call for Papers
Will be announced later
Call for Anthropological Films
Will be announced later
Call for Book Presentations
Will be announced later