Academy of Finland
Funding decision
 
Name Pöysä, Jyrki
Organisation University of Eastern Finland
Project title Russia as a field and an archive - Constructing Finnishness among ethnographers of the 19th and 20th century Finland
Decision No. 308618
Decision date 13.06.2017
Funding,period 01.09.2017 - 31.08.2021
Funding 479 805
WebFOCUS Report
Project description
The project "Russia as a field and an archive - Constructing Finnishness among ethnographers of the 19th and 20th century Finland" opens up new vistas for the interaction between archives and field through several case studies related to the history of Finnish ethnology and folklore studies. The critique towards ethnographic field as spatially, temporally and textually bounded entity will be combined with the notion of archives as historically and ideologically determined processes. The project will re-evaluate our assumptions about field work and archives not just in the present, but also historically.