I am an Anthropologist based at the Arctic Centre in Rovaniemi, Finland. My current research is part of the Orhelia projet – Oral History of Empires by Elders in the Arctic.
My first ethnographic journey in this project will lead me to the Russian North, to the Nenets Autonomous region on the Barents Sea coast, to establish contacts with local partners for further collaboration and to learn about the region’s history. Later in 2012, and in the following years, I plan to return to the region for further fieldwork, for longer periods of time.
In this blog I want to share fresh impressions from the field with my friends and colleagues.
My experience with, and interest in, the Russin north reaches back to 1993 when I first visited Western Siberian reindeer herders. Since then I have done a lot of field trips to visit the Khanty, and Nenets, indigenous peoples there.
A German version of the same blog will apear at the blog: http://www.stephandudeck.blogspot.com