Anthropological Forum issue N 56 comes out without the Forum

Department of Anthropology

The March issue of "Anthropological Forum" has been released*.

Every second issue of the journal opens with the heading "Forum" — a public discussion on the state and development of anthropology and the humanities in general. The topic of discussion in issue number 56 is "Science and Borders". The editors asked the participants how the aggravation of external boundaries has played out in the academic environment — how it has changed the lives of all of us who are still united by professional boundaries. 


An essay by Zinaida Vasilyeva and Ekaterina Melnikova "Afterword to the Unpublished" about why no discussion has been published and why it is impossible to remain silent about it.

In addition, in this issue:


Alexander Gura. “Water and Fire in the Slavic Symbolism of Dreams and in the Symbolic Language of Culture”


Irina Volkova. “Against the Current: Informal Organizations of Schoolchildren of the 1930s and Early 1940s”


 Polina Kislitsyna. “Non-Heterosexual Evidence: An Investigation of One's Own Sexuality in Biographical Narratives”


Valery Vyugin. "Cultural recycling" in the 21st century....How to understand it now? 




Review of Darren Byler’s Terror Capitalism: Uyghur Dispossession and Masculinity in a Chinese City. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2022. 296 p. (Liliya Zemnukhova)

Review of Natalia Bichurina’s Mountains, Language, and a Bit of Social Magic: An Experience in Critical Sociolinguistics. EUSP Press, 2021. 288 p. (Ekaterina Rudneva)

How to research toys? Review of Megan Brandow-Faller (eds.). Childhood Design: Toys and Material Culture of Childhood from 1700 to the Present Day. Translated from the English by A. Landikhova. Moscow: NLO, 2021. 488 p. (Olga Boytsova)


Response to the book by Maciej Górny. The Great War of Professors. Humanities 1912–1923. Trans. from the Polish. N.S. Polyakova. EUSP Publishing, 2021. 414 p. (The Epoch of Wars and Revolutions, 15). (Alexander Lyarsky)



Alexander Novik, Irina Sedakova, Maria Ryzhova. Playing by the rules and not: XV Congress of the International Society for the Study of Ethnology and Folklore


In Memoriam


Alexander Fedorovich Belousov (August 10, 1946 — January 5, 2023) (Mikhail Lurie)


The entire issue is available here

*The journal "Anthropological Forum" is published by the Faculty of Anthropology of the European University at St. Petersburg and the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) of the Russian Academy of Sciences.