Colloque "Human-environment relations: skills, knowledge, emotions and politics in Siberia and China (Evenk and Even peoples)"

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Human-environment relations: skills, knowledge, emotions and politics in Siberia and China (Evenk and Even peoples)

International Conference

University of Versailles – 11-13 January 2013

Observatory of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (OVSQ),

11 Bld d’Alembert, 78280 Guyancourt, France


Human-environment relations: skills, knowledge, emotions and politics in Siberia and China (Evenk and Even peoples)

Preliminary Programme
10th January 2013

Arrival of participants

11th January 2013 – 11 am

Chair: Prof. Roberte Hamayon

11.00 – 11.40 Writing and representing the Tungus - some historical perspectives – Prof. Jan Borm, Director of the European Center for the Arctic, University of Versailles, France  


11.40 – 12.20Practice and habitus in the work of S.M. Shirokogoroff – Prof. David Anderson, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

Coffee break
12.50 – 13.30 The Aoluguya Ecological Relocation: What Did It Bring About? – Dr. Yuanyuan Xie, Sociology Department, China Agricultural University, China

13. 3015.00 Lunch
Chair: Prof. Gail Fondahl

15.00 – 15.40 Dolgan oral tradition in an Arctic continuum (Tungus, Yakuts, Russians): about the beginning and origins of “ourselves” Yan Borjon-Privé, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, France


15.40 – 16.20 Reconstructing places and shaping identities. Local festivities and ritual practices of Tungusic and Mongolian groups in the cultural and touristic development of Hulunbuir area (Inner Mongolia) – Aurore Dumont, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, France

Coffee break

?16.50 – 17.30 Tungus and questions of Dolgan ethnography– Dr. Vladimir D’iachenko, Kunstkamera, St Petersburg, Russia


?17.30 – 18.10 100 years after S. Patkanov: Geography and Statistic Studies of Even and Evenk Habil. Dr. Anna Sirina, Institute of Ethnography and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia


12th January 2013 – 10 am


Chair: Prof. David G. Anderson


10.00 – 10.40Reflections on a Visit to the ‘Tree of Memory’Prof. Gail Fondahl - University of Northern British Columbia Geography Program, Canada


10.40 – 11.20 From the test of Hunted Meat to the Playing of Spirits. How are interconnected the ideas of Playing, (ritual) Action and Individual (spirit charge and active imprint) – Assoc. Prof. Alexandra Lavrillier, European Center for the Arctic, University of Versailles, France

Coffee break

11.40 – 12.20 Perceptions and use of rock art sites among Orochen-Evenki reindeer herders and hunters of Eastern Baikal Assoc. Prof. Donatas Brandisauskas, Vilnius University, Lithuania


12.20 – 13.00 Abandoned places and their dwellers: the agency of spirits and memories in Evenki taiga landscapes in the north Baikal, Siberia – Dr. Veronika Simonova, Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University, Institute for Comparative Studies of Modernity KFU, Centre for Cultural Studies of Postsocialism, Tatarstan, Russia


13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

Chair: Dr. Veronika Simonova

14.00 – 14.40 Human-reindeer relations in the northern Baikal region – Dr. Vladimir Davydov – Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, Kunstkamera, St Petersburg, Russia


14.40 – 15.20 Dogs with Evenki Character – Dr. Tatiana Safonova, postdoctoral research associate, a Mobility fellow at the Research Centre for Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Science, Hungary  


Coffee break


15.40 – 16.20 Unaccountability among Evenki of East Siberia – Dr. István Sántha, postdoctoral research associate, a Marie Curie fellow at the Department of Anthropology, University of Cambridge, England


16.20 – 17.00 Skills and the forest with focus on movement – Evelyn Landerer, University of Cambridge, England


17.00 – 17.40 Fishing in the systems of values of two Evenk societies – Dr. Denis Vorobiev, Institute of Ethnography and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia

13th January 2013 – 10 am

Chair: Assoc. Prof. Alexandra Lavrillier, Assoc. Prof. Donatas Brandisauskas


10.00 – 10.40 (skype) Ewenke’s Migration in Early Times and Their Relationship with Rivers – Wu Reertu,Vice President of CFLAC(China Federation of Literary and Art Circles) of Inner Mongolia, China


10.40 – 12.20Short conference participants’ introduction: current research interests and ongoing projects (10 min. each)

12.20 – 13.20Lunch

13.20 – 13.40 Coming of age and story-telling among Young Eveny – Dr. Olga Ulturgasheva, Research Fellow, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, England


?13.40 – 14.10 The naturalistic base of etiological myths of Evenks of Sym and Ket – Dr. Irina E. Maksimova in History, Head of a chair of ethics, aesthetics and cultural Studies, Institute of arts and culture, National Research Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Russia.

Coffee break

14.30 – 17.00 Round table discussions: future publication plans, conference perspectives, collaboration and joint projects