A historical leader of the Omsk School of ethnographic studies, the author proposes an overview of the Russian ethnography of Siberia, that he divides up into four stages: (1) a ‘pre-scientific’ period, from the seventeenth to the mid-nineteenth century; (2) a formative period from the mid-nineteenth century to the 1920s; (3) a period of permanent extension of the scope of research, from the 1920s to the 1950s; (4) a period of development of current research trends from the 1960s to the present— marked notably by the development of interdisciplinary studies, and by the appearance of new research centres in the Asian part of Russia (in Omsk itself, Vladivostok, Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Ulan-Ude, Khanty-Mansiisk, Yakutsk, etc.).

The Redaction
CER: I-1.2.A-51