Center of History and Cultural Anthropology
Institute for African Studies of The Russian Academy of Sciences
ru | eng

Research Activities

The Center of History and Cultural Anthropology is conducting a number of projects:

In 2019, the initial work on the topic “The Development of African Countries and Peoples in a Cultural-Historical Context” (2019–2021).
Leaders: Corr. member of RAS, Doctor of History, Professor Bondarenko D.M., Ph.D. Gribanova V.V.

The scientific project is devoted to the study of the cultural and historical aspects of the development of African countries and peoples from the viewpoint of modern scientific knowledge. In particular, such issues as relations between Russia / USSR and North African countries in the XVIII – XX centuries, African diasporas outside the African continent (USA, India, New World countries), groups and practices of mutual assistance and self-organization of African countries, history and modern development of certain groups of African society, the socio-political development of Southern Africa, the development of mass media in Africa and globalization.

Recent publications:

• Evgenyeva T.V. Russia and Africa: Problems of National and State Identity. Moscow, 2012.
• Zherlitsyna N.A. (ed.). Soviet Union and Tunisia. From the History of Relations in 1917-1991. Archive Document and Evidence from Contemporaries. Moscow, 2012.
• Zherlitsyna N.A. (ed.). Socio-Cultural Aspects of Development of African Societies: History and Present. Moscow, 2012.

• Kazankov A.A. Traditional Music of Africa. Moscow, 2010.
• Letnev A.B. (ed.). Africans and Russians on the Cross-Roads of History. Moscow, 2010.

• Demintseva E.B. (ed.). Islam in Europe and Russia. Moscow, 2009.
• Bondarenko D.M., Kavykin O.I. (eds.). Fifth International Conference “Hierarchy and Power in the History of Civilizations”. Abstracts. Moscow, 2009.
• Bondarenko D.M., Nemirovskiy A.A. (eds.). The Ruler and His Subjects: Socio-Cultural Norm and Restrictions of the Individual Power. Moscow, 2009.

• Banschikova A.A. The Images of Women in Ancient Egyptian Literature. Moscow, 2009.
• Gribanova V.V. Three centuries of development of education in South Africa. Moscow, 2008.
• Demintseva E.B. To be “an Arab” in France. Moscow, 2008.
• Korotayev A.V., Demintseva E.B. (eds.). Interracial and Interethnic Relations in Contemporary Tanzania. Publications of the Russian Complex Expedition to the United Republic of Tanzania (2005 Field Season). Moscow, 2008.
• Zherlitsyna N.A. (ed., author of commentary). From the History of Russia-Tunisia Relations in 1780-1917. Archive Document and Evidence from Contemporaries. Moscow, 2008.
• Beliaev D.D., Grinin L.E., Korotayev A.V. (eds.). Hierarchy and Power in the History of Civilizations. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference. Moscow, June 2006. Vol. I-III. Moscow, 2008.
• Shubin V.G. ANC: A View from Moscow. Mayibuye Books (2nd revised edition). Johannesburg, 2008.
• Shubin V.G. The Hot ‘Cold War’. Soviet Union and Liberation Struggle in Southern Africa. London - Durban, 2008.