Wilson Center Experts

Nathaniel Knight

Short-Term Grant
Kennan Institute

Russia and Eurasia
Assistant Professor, Seton Hall University
Wilson Center Project(s):
Monograph of the history of Russian ethnography
Oct 01, 1995
Oct 01, 1995

Project Summary

origins of ethnography in the period prior to 1890 the way in which the position of the subject matter of ethnography evolved within an overall scientific discourse the Russian Geographical Society and its Ethnographic Division the prominence of narodnost’, or national spirit, as the fundamental object of inquiry around which the discipline was constructed the problem of nationalism development of anthropology and analogous disciplines in other countries and particularly in East-Central Europe social and national processes in late 19th century Russia