Interdisciplinary Journal of Siberian Studies

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Editor: John P. Ziker, Boise State University

Sibirica is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal covering all aspects of the region and relations to neighboring areas, such as Central Asia, East Asia, and North America.

The journal publishes articles, research reports, conference and book reviews on history, politics, economics, geography, cultural studies, anthropology, and environmental studies. It provides a forum for scholars representing a wide variety of disciplines from around the world to present findings and discuss topics of relevance to human activities in the region or directly relevant to Siberian studies.

The editors aim to foster a scholarly discussion among people with the most varied backgrounds and points of view. Submissions are welcomed from scholars ranging from the humanities to the natural sciences. Articles that discuss other geographical areas but make direct comparisons with Siberian peoples will be considered.

Since 2008, the journal has aimed to publish one article or significant research report in Russian per volume (only the title and abstract are translated into English). All articles in Russian will be peer-reviewed and edited to the highest standards, as are all the articles published in the journal. Sibirica will continue translating articles into English as well, but the Editors have decided that the journal should not let the limitations of translation services restrict the content of the journal.

Subjects: Anthropology, Siberian Studies

Current Issue

Volume 14, Issue 1, Spring 2015



“Is It Bad That We Try to Speak Two Languages?”: Language Ideologies and Choices among Urban Sakha Bilingual Families
Jenanne Ferguson

Images of Cannibals in the Folklore of the Forest Yukaghirs (Odul)
Lyudmila Zhukova, translated by Tatiana Argounova-Low

“The Person Chosen By Me”: Runaway Brides, Orthodox Missionaries, and the Construction of Empire among the Buryats, 1860s–1917
Jesse D. Murray

Linking Disparate Approaches to the Study of Social Norms: An Example from Northern Siberia
John P. Ziker



Making a Home in Hokkaido: Examining the Ainu Chisei Nomi Ceremony
Nicole Inghilterra



Marie-Theres Federhofer and Diana Ordubadi, eds., Adam Johann von Krusenstern, Georg Heinrich von Langsdorff, Otto von Kotzebue, Adelbert von Chamisso: Forschungsreisen auf Kamtschatka: Auszüge aus den Werken
Otto Habeck

Frigga Kruse, Frozen Assets: British Mining, Exploration, and Geopolitics on Spitsbergen, 1904–53
Anna Bara

Anthony Cross, In the Lands of the Romanovs: An Annotated Bibliography of First-Hand English-Language Accounts of the Russian Empire (1613–1917)
Oxana Zemtsova