Collaborating Institutions

Siberian Studies initiative at Indiana University

Our goal is promoting a Siberian research agenda, supporting graduate training and ongoing scholarly pursuits. This project is the work of an interdisciplinary team of faculty, including Tatiana Saburova (Department of History), Kathryn Graber (Department of Anthropology and Department of Central Eurasian Studies), Ben Eklof (Department of History), Ed Lazzerini (Department of Central Eurasian Studies), and Russell Valentino (Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures).

The current projects of Siberian Studies at Indiana University include: the Siberian Collaborative Research Network website as a joint project with the Irkutsk Center for Independent Social Research (an autonomous, non-commercial organization founded in 2002).  The website serves as a hub for research, education, communication, and as a zone of interaction between global scholars of the Siberian region. Participation in the annual International Young Scholars of Siberia Conference to present and discuss interdisciplinary research projects on Siberia. Participation in The International Summer Baikal Workshop to bring together scholars from the different regions of Russia, Europe, and the USA for interdisciplinary discussion.

Funding is provided by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York awarded to the Russian Studies Workshop at Indiana University.

Siberian Studies at Indiana University is supported by the Russian and East European Institute of Indiana University.


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The Irkutsk Center for Independent Social Research

The ICISR focuses on research and educational projects related to Siberia, and on organizing conferences and workshops, such as the International Baikal Summer Workshop (since 2008) and the International Conference of Young Scholars of Siberia (since 2013).

The ICISR runs our Russian partner site, Сибирский контекст.

Key projects of the Center are supported by the Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation.