CIRCUMPOLAR ETHNOGRAPHIC FIELD SCHOOL
The University of Northern British Columbia, with the cooperation of Yakutsk
State University, is offering a unique Circumpolar Ethnographic Field School
Applications are welcome from interested students. Students will be
registered for a full term (15 credits) of coursework. Courses will include
Russian language, ethnographic methods, Siberian ethnography, and an
Students will acquire basic skills in ethnography while participating in an
actual research project. Participants will be under the supervision of
Canadian and Russian ethnographers. The first half of the field school will
be based in Yakutsk, but for those students willing to face the challenge of
life on the tundra, Evenki and Eveny reindeer-herding communities have
agreed to welcome students who will participate in the daily life of
indigenous communities in the Siberian countryside.
The field school will run from May 14th to August 24th. Estimated cost for
the participants is approximately $5,000 (U.S.) and that includes airfare,
accommodation, food and tuition fees. The application deadline is April 2,
2001 but we strongly encourage interested parties to register ASAP. The
operation of the field school is contingent upon student enrolment.
For more information, contact Anthropology at UNBC. Phone: 1-250-960-5595.
Email: [log in to unmask] Website: www.unbc.ca/anthropology/fieldschool.