About Journal

Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (the Kunstkamera) of the Russian Academy of Sciences introduces its international peer-reviewed journal Etnografia (Этнография). The journal aims to publish works on the ethnography of the peoples worldwide, on methods and results of studies on ethnicity, identity, mobility, migration, mythology, religion, ethnocultural heritage, and various characteristics of ethnic communities and their ethnocultural potential. The journal's thematic scope goes beyond the subject fields of ethnography, ethnology, and anthropology and encompasses related academic fields of archeology, sociology, history, psychology, linguistics, museum studies, and history of science. The journal seeks publications on themes traditional for ethnography and scholarship in such innovative areas as visuality, mobility, digitalization, and cyber ethnography.

Our journal relaunches the journal Etnografia, published from 1926 to 1930 and edited by a famous Indologist and member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Sergey Oldenburg. In its early days, the journal dealt with a broad spectrum of ethnographic issues, explored new study methods, and published innovative research by such outstanding scholars as Lev Sternberg, Vladimir Bogoraz, Vera Kharuzina, Georgy Prokofiev, Sergey Tolstov, and Sergey Tokarev. Etnografia (Этнографиия) invites scholars to submit their original research on the history of ethnographic knowledge, from the traditions of eighteenth-century ‘study of peoples,’ the advancement of ethnography during the nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries to the methods of thick description and interpretation of culture typical of post-modern scholarship. We welcome manuscripts addressing some of the newest methodological approaches, including but not limited to the concepts of ethnocultural heritage and ethnocultural potential, ethno-confessional interactions and conflicts, ethnic museum studies, and cyber-ethnicity.

The journal was established in 2018 and is published four times a year.
Articles are published in Russian and in English.

The founder and the publisher of the journal: Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (the Kunstkamera) of the Russian Academy of Sciences
3 Universitetskaya Naberezhnaya /University Embankment,
Saint-Petersburg, 199034,
Russian Federation.  

  Journal release dates
No. 1 by April 1
No. 2 by July 1
No. 3 by October 1
No. 4 December 15


Etnografia is indexed in the following databases and electronic library systems: