News  (1/1/2011)

From July 18th to August 4th, 2010, Erich Kasten and Aleksandra Urkachan showed the traveling exhibition "250 years of German-Russian research on the ecology and the cultures of the peoples of Kamchatka". This was at the House of Culture in Ossora (Kamchatka), where the exhibition volume, edited by E. Kasten, was also introduced.  » more

In August, E. Kasten and A. Urkachan conducted fieldwork in the northwestern parts of the Karaginski district. They recorded interviews in Tymlat on traditional ecological knowledge with regard to fishing and the use of plants. Afterwards, following a longer stay at a reindeer camp, they documented the traditional activities and ecological knowledge of reindeer herders.  » more

On September 16th, 2010, the exhibition "250 years of German-Russian research on the ecology and the cultures of the peoples of Kamchatka" was shown in the central House of Culture "Seroglazka" in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski.  » more

On November 28th, 2010, the manuscript collection of Johann Karl Ehrenfried Kegel from his travels and research in Kamchatka during the years of 1841-1847 was handed over in trust to the Foundation for Siberian Cultures by his great-grandson Dr. Werner Friedrich Gülden. In the meantime, these materials have been edited to produce a new book that will be published in early 2011 with an epilogue by Erich Kasten.  » more

On December 20th, 2010, the Foundation for Siberian Cultures established its own publishing house with the name: SEC Siberian Ecologies & Cultures Publications. Its purpose is to produce and to distribute books and DVD teaching materials that advance the aims of the Foundation for Siberian Cultures.  » more

Accompanying the launch of the publishing house, the academic book series "Bibliotheca Kamchatica",  in which older sources on Kamchatka will be published, was established under the editorship of Erich Kasten and Michael Dürr.  » more

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