Seminario Permanente di Antropologia 2022-23


A landscape of remembrance and remembering:

Protecting the Bashkir sacred land through pilgrimages in Russia’s Muslim Urals

Lili Di Puppo (Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki)


4 novembre 2022, ore 14:30 – 16:30

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Lili Di Puppo is a visiting fellow at the Aleksanteri Institute in Helsinki. She was previously an assistant professor of sociology at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. Her research focuses on religion and ethnicity, the interconnection between memory, place, and identity, environmental movements and spirituality in the Eurasian region. Her recent project deals with experiences of divine presence and the cultivation of a spiritual connection with the landscape through practices of remembering in a Bashkir Sufi circle in Russia’s Muslim Urals. Di Puppo has done fieldwork in Russia’s Volga-Ural region and Georgia. Her work has been published in Ethnicities, Globalizations, East European Politics, Contemporary Islam, the Anthropological Journal of European Cultures and Global Crime. She is co-editor of the book “Peripheral Methodologies: Unlearning, Not-Knowing and Ethnographic Limits” (Routledge, 2021).