For much of its storied history, Sibir’ has figured in outsiders’ imaginations as a wild landscape to be tamed by humans. From state-driven projects to develop railroads and telecommunication lines to cinematic and literary depictions of powerful rivers, deep mines, and virgin forests, Siberia has in many ways been defined by infrastructure and environment.
This interdisciplinary workshop will focus on the possibilities, pitfalls, and unfolding legacies of efforts to understand and remake the environment—both built and “natural”—of Siberia. In particular, it serves to bridge the environmental humanities and science and technology studies.
The workshop is part of the Russian Studies Workshop's Siberian Studies Initiative. It is co-organized by Kathryn E. Graber, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at IU Bloomington, Tatiana Saburova from the Russian Studies Workshop, and Professor Russell Scott Valentino from IU’s Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures. For more info, visit the website of the Siberian Collaborative Research Network.
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