Forum for Anthropology & Culture

About the Journal

Editors

Contents

Sample Articles

Submissions

Subscription

Address for Correspondence:

Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology & Ethnography (Kunstkamera),

Russian Academy of Sciences

3, Universitetskaya naberezhnaya, 

199034 St Petersburg, Russia.

 

EMAIL:

magazine@kunstkamera.ru

enquiries@ehrc.ox.ac.uk

 

Length: 450 pp. approx.

Format: 70x108 cm.

Print-run: 500 copies

 

ISSN: 

Antropologicheskii forum

1815-8870

Forum for Anthropology and Culture

1815-8927

WEB:

http://www.anthropologie.spb.ru/ (Russian)

http//www.ehrc.ox.ac.uk/forum.htm (English)

 

ABOUT THE JOURNAL

Antropologicheskii Forum / Forum for Anthropology and Culture is an interdisciplinary, international journal for anthropology, cultural studies, and cultural history published by two of the leading academic institutions in St Petersburg, the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera), Russian Academy of Sciences, and the European University, with the support of the European Humanities Research Centre, University of Oxford.

Our contributors and readers include anthropologists, archaeologists, folklorists, cultural and social historians, linguists, and museologists. The editorial board reflects this disciplinary spread, and includes scholars from America, Britain, and France as well as from Russia.

The first issue of Antropologicheskii forum appeared in September 2004, creating a stir of interest and favourable comment. A review by a leading Russian anthropologist described it as ‘a major event for Russian ethnography generally’, and the sign of ‘important and significant reforms’ in the subject. All publications in the journal are peer-reviewed. 

One of the main aims of the journal is to foster genuine dialogue between anthropology and cultural studies in Russia and elsewhere. We regularly publish original work by scholars from outside Russia. Two issues a year appear in Russian (in June and December). An English-language edition, containing selected material from both issues, comes out each summer. This makes outstanding work by Russian specialists in anthropology and culture available to a non-Russian audience.  

 

EDITORS

General Editor: Albert Baiburin

Editor, English-Language Edition: Catriona Kelly

Editorial Board: Yury Berezkin, Yury Chistov, Sheila Fitzpatrick, Caroline Humphrey, Marina Ilyna, Konstantin Pozdnyakov, David Ransel, Sergei Shtyrkov, Steve Smith, Sergei Sokolovsky, Nikolai Vakhtin, Valentin Vydrin, Faith Wigzell

Secretary to the Editorial Board: Olga Boitsova

Reviews Editor: Andy Byford

Editorial Secretary & Translator: Arkady Blyumbaum

 

Contents

CONTENTS OF THE JOURNAL

Forum

Each issue begins with a round-table discussion of specific theoretical, conceptual, and/or methodological issues in the study of anthropology and culture. Topics so far have included:

  • new directions in the study of anthropology and culture;
  • the relationship between researchers and what they study;
  • teaching anthropology and culture;
  • fieldwork ethics;
  • the past, present, and future of the ethnographical museum;
  • visual anthropology;
  • national identity in Russia.

Discussions are also sometimes organised round individual articles that have been particularly controversial.

Articles

The journal has a special interest in the anthropology and cultural history of Russia and Eastern Europe. Recent publications have ranged from urban culture (the Soviet school in the post-Stalin era, memoirs of the Blockade, attitudes to drug-taking among young people, the culture of the Leningrad city courtyard) to popular religion and other areas of ‘traditional culture’ (for example, attitudes to the word and language, the symbolism of textiles in the Russian village, the ‘private’ and the ‘public’ in modern rural Russia). We also actively publish material by Russian and by Western scholars dealing with the archaeology, anthropology, and cultural history of areas outside Russia (for example, recent articles have included a discussion of the inscriptions on Easter Island, a study of Indian popular festivals, etc.).

We have an active policy of publishing themed issues: for example, no. 8 (2008) will include a series of articles on Soviet festivals and traditions. In 2009, we plan to publish a series of articles on modern St Petersburg and a Forum addressing the theory and practice of urban studies. Proposals for subjects to be discussed in special issues or in a Forum are welcome: they may be sent to the editors (abaiburin@yandex.ru, catriona.kelly@new.ox.ac.uk) or submitted to the discussion page [in Russian], http://www.anthropologie.spb.ru/forum/index.php   

Documents

We regularly include scholarly publications of documents from state and private archives, and fieldwork materials (folklore, life histories, interviews, etc.).         

Museums

The journal regularly includes material of museological interest, e.g. discussions of the history of collecting and of individual collections, the ideological and conceptual issues in contemporary museum displays.

The Reviews section, comprising detailed discussions of recently-published monographs and collections, reflects the journal’s  commitment to international dialogue: it has recently covered material published in German and French, as well as in Russian and English. Other regular sections include Conference Reports, and Personalia (e.g. obituaries, interviews with leading Russian and non-Russian scholars).

For the contents pages of the Russian version of the journal, click here.

The contents pages of the English language version of the journal are available here in PDF:

CONTENTS OF ISSUE No. 1 (to come)

CONTENTS OF ISSUE No. 2

CONTENTS OF ISSUE No. 3

CONTENTS OF ISSUE No. 4

Articles

Sample articles and reviews from the journal's back issues are available here in PDF:    

    ISSUE No. 1 (2004)

Forum: 'Cultural Anthropology: The Sate of the Field'. Click here.

Article: Ekaterina Melnikova, 'Eschatological Expectations at the End of the Nineteenth-Twentieth Centuries: The End of the World is (Not) Nigh?'. Click here.

ISSUE No. 2 (2005)

Article: Yuri Berezkin, '"The Black Dog at the River of Tears": Some Amerindian Representations of the Passage to the Land of the Dead and their Eurasian Roots'. Click here.

ISSUE No. 3 (2006)

Document: Albin Konechny, 'Life at the St Petersburg Dacha'. Click here.

ISSUE No. 4 (2007)

Reviews: Two contrasting reviews of Willard Sunderland, Taming the Wild Field:Colonization and Empire on the Russian Steppe (Ithaca, NY & London: Cornell University Press, 2004), by Pavel Rykin & Igor Grachev, and by Alexander Morrison. Click here.

   

Submissions

Submissions are considered for publication on the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere, and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere. They may be sent by e-mail to Boitsova@kunstkamera.ru (with a copy to catriona.kelly@new.ox.ac.uk), or submitted on a diskette/CD in IBM PC format, accompanied by two complete print-outs, identical in every way to the material on the diskette, to the following postal address:

3, Universitetskaya nab.,

199034 St.-Petersburg, Russia

Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography

Antropologicheskii forum magazine.

(Telephone: +7 812-275 52 56)

The text must be accompanied by full information about the author (name, surname, work/study place, telephone number, postal address, e-mail). All materials are peer-evaluated.

Manuscripts should not be longer than 80 000 signs (articles) or 20 000 signs (reviews), presented in Times New Roman font, 12 point, one and a half spaced throughout (including quotations, references, and notes). All pages must be continuously paginated. All non-standard fonts used should be supplied with the printed copies on a diskette, or sent in a separate attachment in the case of electronic submissions.

References to publications should be made in-text, according to the author-date system (placed within square brackets): [Black 1999: 28].

Complete references to all works cited in an article should appear in a bibliography (headed References:) at the end of the manuscript. They should be presented as follows:

Books: Jones W. Ojibwa Texts. New York, 1919.

Articles: Dikova M. ‘The Archaeology of Ushki Lake, Kamchatka, and the Pleistocene Peopling of the Americas’ // Science. 2003. Vol. 301. Pp. 501–5.

Chapters in books: Hessler J. ‘Cultured Trade: The Stalinist Turn towards Consumerism’ // Fitzpatrick S. (ed.), Stalinism: New Directions. London, 2000. Pp. 182-209.

Works published collectively and standard reference sources (e.g. encyclopedias, anthologies of source materials), where cited repeatedly, should be listed under an abbreviated name, for example [MKC 1968: 83]. A List of Abbreviations should precede the main list of references.

Explanatory notes (elucidations and additions to the main text) should appear as footnotes, numbered consecutively. References to publications in the footnotes should be presented in the same way as in the main text. All illustrative material (drawings, charts, maps, diagrams, and photographs) should be submitted in camera-ready form (in the case of postal submissions) or on a diskette/CD (*.tif format) in the case of email submissions; in the latter case, a print-out of the materials should also be sent to the editorial office. The illustrations should be labelled on the reverse side with the author’s name, the title of the article, and the number of the picture. If captions are required, a list of these should be submitted at the same time as the main manuscript.

All quotations should be in italics. Quotations from languages other than English should be presented both in the original and in English translation.

 

SUBSCRIPTION

If you would like to subscribe to the journal, please contact subscriptions@maney.co.uk.

Further details are available at www.maney.co.uk/journals/ffa.

When subscribing please quote the following ISSN numbers:

Antropologicheskii forum  (ISSN 1815-8870)

Forum for Anthropology and Culture (ISSN 1815-8927)

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