The International Siberian Studies Conference (Sibirskiie Chteniia) is organized by the Siberian Department of Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, the renowned Kunstkamera, once every three years in Saint Petersburg. The conference this year, the tenth, was devoted to emotions, feelings and perception in the North and Siberia. This year, all sessions of the Conference took place in the main building of Russian Geographic Society (RGS), an institution with a long history of geographic and ethnographic research in Siberia, and the atmosphere created by the historical interior of RGS contributed greatly to the success of the event.
Valeria Vasilyeva is a junior research fellow at the Arctic Social Studies Program at the European University at Saint Petersburg and a PhD student at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera). Her current research is focused on mobility, infrastructure, and informal economy on the Eastern Taimyr. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.