Dr Dmitry Arzyutov
Honorary Research Fellow
I am a historical anthropologist and environmental historian working in the Arctic. My research interests comprise the comparative histories of anthropological concepts and fieldworking (with a focus on Arctic anthropology); historical anthropology, ethnohistory, indigenous autobiographies and microhistories; environmental history and nature conservation; indigenous art, museum studies and museum ethnography; indigenous religious revitalization. The geographical areas covered by my present research are the Russian Arctic where I work with Samoyedic groups such as Nenets, Enets, Nganasans, and Selkups, and Siberia where I work with Altaians, Shors, Evenki, and Orochons.
Funding and Grants
2017-2021: European Research Council, Greening the Poles: Science, the Environment, and the Creation of the Modern Arctic and Antarctic (Gretpole) (PI: Dr Peder Roberts, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden). Total budget € 1 499 952
February 2017: Lecture for postgraduate students (Master of Research and PhD) at the University of Aberdeen, Department of Anthropology. Course Research in Social Anthropology 2. Lecture “Ethnographies of Electricity: A Northern Perspective”