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СENTER OF HISTORY AND CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY INSTITUTE FOR AFRICAN STUDIES OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Third season of field research by members of the Institute for African Studies in the USA. From September 20 to October 6, 2015, the research into the mutual perceptions of, and relationship between recent migrants from sub-Saharan Africa and African Americans, launched by the Institute for African Studies in 2013, was continued in the cities of St. Louis, MO and New York, NY. The research is supported by the Russian Foundation for Humanities (projects 13-01-18036 and 14-01-00070). The fieldwork was done by the Institute Vice-Director Prof. Dmitri M. Bondarenko and Senior Research Fellow Dr. Veronica V. Usacheva. Read more
Tanzania. The interview of Prof. Dmitry Bondarenko for the program «Faith, Hope, Alexey» at the «Mayak» radio station. The United Republic of Tanzania is the Eastern African state, the member of the Commonwealth of Nations. In the North it borders with Kenya and Uganda, in the West – with Rwanda, Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo, in the South – with Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique. The Indian Ocean is the Eastern border of the country. Read more
14-15 May 2015 The first scientific colloquium "African Studies: Perspectives from Russia and Slovenia"The first scientific colloquium "African Studies: Perspectives from Russia and Slovenia" was held on 14-15 May 2015 at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Ljubljana (Slovenia). The event was organized jointly by the Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, by the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, and the Russian Center of Science and Culture in Slovenia. Read more
Letter of gratitude the Embassy of the Republic of Namibia. It is with great pleasure and gratitude that I express, on behalf of the staff at the Embassy of the Republic of Namibia and on my own behalf, our appreciation to the Institute for African Studies, for having organized the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Namibia's Independence at the Institute. Read more
On April 28, 2015, in the Conference Hall of the Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences Her Excellency Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Rwanda to the Russian Federation Doctor Jeanne d`Arc MUJAWAMARIYA delivered a lecture titled: "Denial as one of the ten stages of genocide: The case of the 1994 Genocide Against Tutsi in Rwanda." Read more
Interview of the Vice Director of the Institute Prof. Dmitri M. Bondarenko to the Embassy of Rwanda in Russia. April 7th marks the yearly anniversary of the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi. Within the space of one hundred days in 1994, from April to June, more than 1 million people were systematically killed in Rwanda by Rwandans in what has become known as one of the most shameful episodes of the twentieth century. Read more
April 17, 2015 Dr. Dmitry M. Bondarenko took part in the talk show "Myths of History". An ancient civilization, a study of which was begun by Phoenician sailors. A large part of the African continent remained unexplored and full of mysteries until the 18th century. Our guest, Dr.Sc. (Hist.), Prof. Dmitry Bondarenko spent a lot of time in scientific expeditions studying the culture and history of African peoples. Read more
Prof. Vladimir Shubin visited the Republic of Namibia from 20 to 25 March at the inivitation of President-elect Dr Hage Geingob to attend his inauguration and celebration of the 25th anniversary of independence. During his stay in the country he delivered a lecture at the University of Namibia and had meetings with Secretary-General of the ruling SWAPO Party Nangolo Mbamba, Speaker of the National Assembly Prof. Peter Kaijavivi, Deputy Prime-Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Netumba Nandi-Ndaitwah, Minister of Presidential Affiars Frans Kapofi and other officials and veterans of the national liberation struggle. Read more

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The Scientific Seminar "Culture and Society"

The Center’s Principal Fields of Research:

The following fields of research are the principal for the Center:
- history of Africa from ancient times to the present;
- history and contemporary state of the Russian-African relations;
- traditional and contemporary African cultures;
- intercultural interaction in Africa from ancient times to the present;
- theory of socio-cultural and socio-political processes from ancient times to the present;
- non-Western cultures and globalization: The anthropological aspects;
- ethno- and Socio-cultural processes in contemporary Africa and the world;
- migrations; non-African diasporas in Africa and African diasporas in the world;
- religions and religious interaction in contemporary Africa and the world;
- ethno-cultural and religious tolerance and xenophobia;
- political culture, psychology, and mythology;
- gender studies.



For the academic interests of particular researchers please see the “Researchers” section.


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