"GREAT NORTH": SCIENTISTS OF TSPU AND HAMBURG UNIVERSITY CONTINUE THEIR RESEARCH
Employees of the Department of Languages of the Peoples of Siberia of the Tomsk State Pedagogical University and scientists of the Institute of Finno-Ugric Studies/Uralistics of the University of Hamburg (Germany) have been maintaining active business relations for 15 years and exchange experience in the field of studying the languages and cultures of the peoples of Siberia.
“Cooperation began with academic exchanges under the DAAD program”, — says the head. Department of languages of the peoples of Siberia E. A. Kryukova. — Few times I went to Germany on a research scholarship. In addition, the director of the Institute, Beata Wagner-Nagy, is a member of the editorial board of our journal "Tomsk Journal of Linguistic and Anthropological Research". And I am on the editorial board of the foreign journal "Finnisch-ugrische Mitteilungen".
As part of joint research activities, in February 2021, specialists from the two universities met at the online seminar "Life in Siberia: Language and Culture of the Great North", which was organized by the Institute of Finno-Ugric / Ural Studies. The TSPU professor Andrey Yurievich Filchenko and Elena Aleksandrovna Kryukova took part in it with reports on the study of the languages of the Ob-Yenisei area. For two days scientists from Germany, Russia, Japan, Hungary discussed the unique features of the folklore of the peoples of the North and the peculiarities of the minority languages of Siberia: Selkup, Ket, Nganasan, Enets, Nenets, Yukagir.
An active exchange of experience and the opportunity to remain at the level of world standards in the field of linguistics motivate specialists from Tomsk and Hamburg to organize regular joint events. So, at the end of February, at an open seminar, the results of a long-term (18 years) INEL project aimed at studying and preserving cultural heritage will be presented. In the new academic year, September 15-16, 2021, on the basis of the Tomsk State Pedagogical University, the 29th International Conference "Dulzonian Readings" will be held, co-organized by the staff of the Institute of Finno-Ugric Studies / Uralistics of the University of Hamburg.