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Sergey V. Bereznitsky

sergey v. bereznitsky

Leading researcher at the Ethnography of Siberia Department, Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (the Kunstkamera) of the Russian Academy of Sciences (MAE RAS); Doctor of Historical Sciences

Contacts:

3 Universitetsky Embankment, 199034, Saint Petersburg

Phone: +79219317256

E-mail: svbereznitsky@yandex.ru


BRIEF BIOGRAPHY:

Born in the village of Sokolovka in the Primorsky krai, Dr. Bereznitsky graduated from the Far Eastern Federal University with specialist diploma in history and teaching of history and social sciences. From 1988 to 2009, he worked at the Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnography of the Peoples of the Far East (the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences). From 1992 to 1995, Bereznitsky completed postgraduate studies at MAE RAS, and in 1995 he defended his Candidate of Sciences dissertation in ethnography. In 2005, Bereznitsky was awarded the Doctor of Sciences degree in ethnography. Since 2010, he has been working at Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (the Kunstkamera) of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

EDUCATION:

2005 Doctor of Sciences degree, Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnography of the Peoples of the Far East in Vladivostok. Dissertation title: “Beliefs and Rituals of the Indigenous Peoples of the South of the Far East: Ethnocultural Components and Current Status”.

1995 Candidate of Sciences degree, MAE RAS St. Petersburg. Dissertation title: “Beliefs and Rites of the Orochis".

MAIN RESEARCH TOPICS:

Ethnic History and Culture of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia, and the Far East of Russia.

RESEARCH GRANTS:

  • 2020-2022 Program of Fundamental and Applied Scientific Research on "Ethnocultural Diversity of Russian Society and Strengthening All-Russian Identity.” Project: "Indigenous Small Peoples of the Russian Federation". Grant director: Dr. A.V. Golovnev.
  • 2018-2020 - RFBR project "Research of the peoples of Siberia and the Moscow ethnographic school: methodology, materials and collections of the Tunguska expedition of 1927-1928". (No. 18-09-00537 A) Grant director: V.N.Davydov
  • 2018-2022 - project of the Russian Science Foundation "Energy of the Arctic and Siberia: the use of resources in the context of socio-economic and environmental changes" (No. 18-18-00309) Grant director: V.N.Davydov

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

BOOKS

  • 2020. Friedrich Plenisner and his contribution to the Russian science of the 18th century. St. Petersburg: MAE RAS, 383 p. Author.
  • 2017.  Caravan trade of Russia with China and domestic science of the 18th century.  St. Petersburg: MAE RAS, 266 p. Author.
  • 2014. Nerchinsk Expedition. St. Petersburg: MAE RAS. 2014, 296 p. Author.
  • 2003. Ethnic Components of Beliefs and Rituals of Indigenous Peoples of the Amur-Sakhalin Region. Vladivostok: Dalnauka. 486 p. Author.
  • 1999. Mythology and Beliefs of the Orochis. St.Petersburg: Peterburgskoe Vostokovedenie, 208 p. Author.