Lecture 'Siberia as the Inner East and the Evolution of Russian Orientalism '

For whom
Alumni , Employees , Private individuals , Students
16-12-2021 from 14:00 to 15:30
Aymon Kreil and Vakgroep Talen en Culturen

Presentation by Prof Pavel Alekseev. Discussants Prof Aymon Kreil and Prof Aleksey Yudin

Russian Orientalism as Cultural Transfer: Imperial Practices and Methodology for their Study. Siberia as the Inner East of Russia in the Late Imperial Period. Orientalist origins of regionalism (oblastnichestvo) - the main separatist intellectual movement in Siberia in the late 19th - early 20th centuries.  The activities of Grigory Potanin and Nikolai Yadrintsev: science, intellectual projects and the production of Aboriginal nationalism. Exiled intelligentsia, foreigners (inorodtsy) and Old Believers as internal “Others” of Russian Orientalism. The “foreign issue” in public discussions of pre-revolutionary Siberian newspapers as a zone of intersection of administrative, missionary, scientific and mythological discourses.

The materials for the lecture are literary texts, travel notes, expedition materials, missionary reports, publications in the Siberian press before 1917.

Registration: aymon.kreil@ugent.be