David Koester, Department of Anthropology, University of Alaska Fairbanks
NON-REFEREED PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS, EXHIBITS
“Discursive Paths to ‘Eureka’,” International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences VIII, May 25, 2014
“Itelmen Connections—Historical Ties and Contemporary Linkages Up and Down and Across the Pacific,” International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences VIII, with Tatiana Degai and Viktoria Petrasheva, May 22, 2014
“Gathering the Speakers of Itelmen—Report from a Lingua-Cultural Community Event in Kamchatka,” Alaska Anthropological Association, with Jonathan Bobaljik, Chikako Ono and Tatiana Degai, April 14, 2013
“Keepers of the Native Hearth 2012 - Community Efforts to Save the Endangered Itelmen Language in Kamchatka Russia,” International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation, Honolulu, with Tatiana Degai and Chikako Ono, March 1, 2013
“Who Killed Locus Topica?” Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, California, November 14, 2012.
“Itelmen Iterations: Documenting the Itelmen Language in Hunting Practices and More,” Meetings of the Alaska Anthropological Association, Seattle, April 2012.
“Salmon and Entertainment: Rich Resources and Rich Cultural Life Among the Itelmens of Kamchatka,” International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences, Akureyri, Iceland, June 14, 2011.
"Sable Hunting by Net – Filming a Past Practice in Kamchatka," Alaska Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Fairbanks, March 12, 2011 (with Liivo Niglas)
"Oral Overtones and the Written Record – A Kamchatkan Life History," Alaska Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Fairbanks, March 10, 2011
"Russian Orthodox Religion in Indigenous Itelmen History – Soviet and Post-Soviet Perspectives," invited presentation, Centre d'Etude mongoles et sibériennes, Paris, Jan. 12, 2011
“An Itelmen Life Story, Linking Indigenous Life History and a Personal Documentary Archive,” invited presentation at Center for Northeast Asian Studies, Tohoku University, Japan, June 23, 2010
"Russian Orthodox Religion in Indigenous Itelmen History: Soviet and Post-Soviet Perspectives," Post-Socialist Studies Working Group, Minpaku, Osaka, Japan, June 5, 2010
"Shades of Deep Salmon – Fish, Fishing and Itelmen Cultural History," presented at School for American Research, Advanced Seminar on Salmon and Indigenous People in the North Pacific, Santa Fe, May 17, 2010.
“An Itelmen Life Story, Linking Indigenous Life History and a Personal Documentary Archive,” presentation at National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan, April 29, 2010
"Itelmen Stories," World Premiere of film at Worldfilm Festival, Tartu, Estonia, March 25, 2010, co-producer with cinematographer and director Liivo Niglas.
"Itelmen History and the Return of Orthodoxy: Soviet and Post-Soviet Narratives from Tigil," ESF/BOREAS final conference, Arctic Centre, Rovaniemi, Finland, October 30, 2009 with Viktoria Petrasheva and Tatiana Degai
"Documentary Filming On the Edge: Past, Present, and Future in the Documenting of Language Loss in Practical Life," ESF/BOREAS final conference, Arctic Centre, Rovaniemi, Finland, October 29, 2009 with Liivo Niglas
"Conflicts of a Higher Order – Religious Grounding and Village Resettlements in Kamchatka," Alaska Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Juneau Alaska, March 7, 2009.
"Hunting in Itelmen – Filming a Past Practice and a Waning Language in Kamchatka," University of Alaska Fairbanks, Department of Anthropology, Colloquium Series, February 6, 2009 with Liivo Niglas
"Historical Perspectives on Itelmen Religiosity," Conference: Doing Religion in the Russian North. Competing Uses of Religiosity after Socialism, Helsinki, Finland, December 16, 2008.
"The Temporal Sense of Structure – Orthodox Religious Revitalization in Kamchatka, Russia,” Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, California, November 23, 2008.
"The Story of Asdiwal Inverted: Challenges of History, Concept and Consciousness." University of Alaska Fairbanks, Department of Anthropology, Colloquium Series, Special Lecture in Honor of the 100th Birthday of Claude Lévi-Strauss, November 14, 2008
"Татьяна Петровна Лукашкина: Жизнь через её архив," ('Tatiana Petrovna Lukashkina: A life – through her archive': multi-media presentation of life history project concerning the life of Tatiana Petrovna Lukashkina using recorded and archival materials), Press Conference and presentation in connection with the Festival "Zolotye Rodniki," Kamchatka Provincial Library, Petropavlvosk, Kamchatka, Russia, Sept. 5, 2008.
"Past and present forms of religiosity in Itelmen history," with Viktoria Petrasheva, International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences, Nuuk, Greenland, 23 August 2008. "Institutional Memories of the Future: Resurrection of the Orthodox Church in Rural Russia," Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, DC, Nov 30, 2007.
"Православная вера в камчатской деревне в советском и постсоветском периоде" (The Orthodox Faith in the Kamchatkan countryside in the Soviet and Post-Soviet periods -- topic modified to fit circumstances) with Viktoria Petrasheva, International Conference, Spirit of the North, Vitus Bering State University of Kamchatka, July 2, 2007.
"Maintaining consciousness while doing ethnohistorical research," Conference: The Ethnohistory and Archaeology of Northeastern Eurasia--Theory, Methods and Practice. Irkutsk State Technological University. Irkutsk, Russia, May 19, 2007.
“Durativity and Religious Experience – Church Building in the Russian Far East,” Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, San Jose, California, November 19, 2006.
“Personal Memory and Historical Consciousness: The Construction of a Document-Rich Life History,” 5th Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas: Ethnic Life Writing and Histories, Pamplona, Spain, May 20, 2006.
“A Village A Decade Later: A Demographic Close-Up Of Post-Soviet Transition,” with Elena Fedorovna Diakonova. Alaska Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Kodiak Alaska, March 3, 2006.
“Native Life in the 21st Century: Kamchatkans’ Views on Present Conditions and Future Prospects,” 19th International Conference on Northern Indigenous Peoples, Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples, Abashiri, Japan, 17 October 2004.
“The Moral World View of Tatiana Petrovna Lukashkina,” Fifth International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences, Fairbanks, Alaska, May 21, 2004.
“Local Collaborations in Kamchatka,” with Viktoria Petrasheva, Fifth International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences, Fairbanks, Alaska, May 22, 2004
The Collapse of the Soviet Union as an Extreme Event in Local Arctic and Subarctic Contexts, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 54th Arctic Sciences Conference: Extreme Events, Fairbanks, Alaska, September 24, 2003.
The Ethnological Significance of Local History, International scientific workshop: Ecological culture in the system of education, Kamchatka State Pedagogical University, Petropavlovsk, August 12, 2003.
Interethnic Ramifications of Russian Drinking Practices, A Case Study from Kamchatka, Annual Meetings of the Alaska Anthropological Association, Fairbanks, March 28, 2003.
Drink, Drank, Drunk: A Social-Political Grammar of Russian Drinking Practices in a Colonial Context, Annual Soyuz Symposium, Ethnographies of Postsocialism,Amherst, Massachusetts, February 8, 2003.
A Decade Of Centennials (1992-2002). Recognizing Histories, Indigenous Identities And Scholarship In The North Pacific. Conference: The Raven's Arch: Jesup North Pacific Expedition Revisited" Sapporo, October 24th-28th, 2002.
"The Story of Asdiwal Inverted: Challenges of History, Concept and Consciousness." Conference: Claude Lévi-Strauss - Interdisciplinary perspectives, University of Durham, Durham, England, Sept. 21, 2002.
"American Fieldwork Methodology," paper presented in Russian at the International Summer Field School, Kamchatka State Pedagogical Univerisity, Kamchatka, Russia, Aug. 5, 2002.
The Harriman Expedition and the Soviet Legacy and Driftwood in the North Pacific, Institute of Marine Sciences Seminar Series (with Kesler Woodward and Vera Alexander), UAF, April 24, 2002.
Community Participation in Research or Research Participation in Community, Annual Meetings of the Alaska Anthropological Association, Anchorage, Alaska, April 6, 2002.
Community Participation in Research, Workshop on Who Owns Siberian Ethnography? Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, Germany, March 8, 2002.
Ethnographic Insult and the Genealogy of the Culture Concept, Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, DC, Dec. 2, 2001.
"Cultures, Local Ecologies and Political Histories in the Russian Far East," Harriman Expedition Lecture, Bering Sea, August 16, 2001.
Contemporary Itelmen Music and Storytelling in Kamchatka, Russia, University of Washington Outreach Workshop, June, 2, 2001.
Legal Layers of the Traditional in Kamchatka, Russia, International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences, Quebec City, May 17, 2001.
When the Fat Raven Sings: Mimesis and Environmental Alterity in Kamchatka's Environmentalist Age, invited lecture, Program on Tradition and Community, University of California, Berkeley, April 13, 2000; also revised version, invited talk, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, Germany, November, 2000; invited talk, University of Washington, Dept. of Anthropology, June 1, 2001.
Socio-Ecological Significance of Music and Verbal Art in Kamchatka's Environmentalist Age, invited lecture, Fort Ross State Historical Park, Fort Ross, California, April 15, 2000.
"Kul'turno-istoricheskoe razvitie itel'menov i vazhnost' ponimaniia kul'turno-istoricheskogo i ekologicheskogo kompleksa" in Doklady mezhdunarodnoi nauchno-prakticheskoi konferentsii: "Kul'turno-istoricheskoe razvitie narodov Kamchatki." Petropavlovsk: Izdateltvo Kamchatkskogo gosudarstvennogo pedagogicheskogo instituta, pp. 12-16 (Russian publication of presentation below).
"The Significance of Cultural Historical Research Today," Conference on Cultural-Historical Development of the Peoples of Kamchatka," Kamchatka State Pedagogical Institute, Dec. 9, 1999, Petropavlovsk, Kamchatka, Russia.
Internalizations and Representations of Global and Local Perspectives in the Long History of Icelandic-Danish Colonial Relations Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, Nov., 1999, Chicago.
"When the Fat Raven Sings: the Socio-Ecological Significance of Music and Verbal Art in Kamchatka's Environmentalist Age," Annual Meeting, Alaska Association for the Advancement of Science, Denali Park, Sept. 20, 1999.
"Poets of Language Lost," lecture and multi-media presentation, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Slavic Languages, Program on Orality and Ethnicity, March 30, 1999.
"Contemporary Itelmen Poets and Composers," lecture and slide presentation, Fort Ross, California, March 28, 1999.
"Globalization as a Local Historical Event," University of Alaska Fairbanks, Department of Anthropology, public lecture, February 27, 1999.
"The first Itelmen author?" with Jonathan David Bobaljik, Society for the Study of Indigenous Languages of the Americas Newsletter. 17(4):5-6, 1999.
"Globalization in Local Discourses of Justice and Need: Itel'mens of Kamchatka Appeal to the United Nations," Cornell University, Department of Anthropology, Colloquium Series, Nov. 20, 1998, Ithaca, NY
Contemporary Itel'men Music - the Songs and Melodies of Anatoly Levkovsky. New York: Desktop publication, 1998.
"Radio, Telephony and Cultural History in the North," 3rd International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences, Copenhagen, May, 1998.
"Imagination and play in children's reflections on cultural life: Implications for cultural continuity and educational practice," presented at Bicultural Education in the North: Ways of Preserving and Enhancing Indigenous Peoples' Languages and Traditional Knowledge," Halle, Germany, December 14, 1997.
"Kamchatka in the Early Twentieth Century: Perspectives from Indigenous Writings," Meetings of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Seattle, November 23, 1997.
"Life in Lost Villages," Conference on the Legacy of the Jesup Expedition, American Museum of Natural History, New York, November 16, 1997. Public lecture and slide presentation at AMNH with same title, December 1, 1997.
"Conflicting Capacities: The Case of Gold and Environmental Protection in Kamchatka, Russia" at UNDP conference, Governance and Sustainable Human Development: Issues of State Capacity, New York, October 10, 1997.
"Vospominaniia i rasskazy," [Remembrances and Tales] from the conference, "Keepers of the Native Hearth," June, 1995, with Viktoria Petrasheva.
Discussant for - "Russia's Unwanted Children: A Cultural-Anthropological Study" by Clementine Creuziger, Kennan Institute Seminar, Dec. 19, 1996, Washington, D.C.
"Globalization in Local Discourses of Justice and Need: Itel'mens of Kamchatka Appeal to the United Nations," Symposium on Cultural Studies of Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union, April 19, 1996, Ann Arbor, Michigan
"Cultural Revival in Kamchatka," Brown Bag Lecture, March 19, 1996, Harriman Institute
"Itel'men Cultural Restoration - A Native-Scholar Conference: Report to International Research and Exchanges Board." September, 1995.
"Music, Cultural Continuity and Cultural Revival in Kamchatka, Russia" 2nd International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences, May 31, 1995, Rovaniemi, Finland
"Childhood and Cultural Revival," Norwegian Centre for Child Research Seminar Series, February 8, 1995
Environmental Issues, Corporate Interests and Indigenous Rights in Kamchatka, Russia, Harriman Institute Program on the Environment, Brown Bag Seminar Series, December 5, 1994
Culture Death - Theoretical Reflections on Life Among the Indigenous Peoples of Kamchatka, Russia Department of Anthropology, Columbia University, November 9, 1994
"Voices of Conflict, Implications of Conflict on Culture and Tradition in the Russian Far East" New York Forum, New York and the World, October 29, 1994
"The Causes and Consequences of Decline in a Remote Village of the Russian Far East," "The Meaning of Money and the Making of Markets in the rural Russian Far East," "Seeking a Higher Authority: Itel'mens of Kamchatka Appeal to the United Nations," "The State of the Itel'men Language and its Relevance to Cultural Revival and Native Rights" (with Jonathan Bobaljik), Reports to the National Council for Soviet and East European Research, October 10, 1994
"Lines of Continuity, Fractures in Revival" 45th Annual Arctic Sciences Conference, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Anchorage Alaska, August 26, 1994, with Viktoria Petrasheva.
"Kamchatka Ethnographic-Ecological Expedition," exhibit in the village museum, Kovran, Kamchatka, Russia, August 10 - Sept 18, 1994
"National Consciousness in Childhood and Childhood in National Consciousness," Center for Child Research, Trondheim, Norway, May 13, 1994.
"Kul'tura i ekologia --amerikanskaia tohka zreniia." Regional'noj nauhno-prakticheskoj konferencii "Aktual'nye voprosy racional'nogo prirodopol'zovaniia i ekologicheskaia kul'tura", 8 April 1994. ["Culture and Ecology an American Perspective" Kamchatka Institute of Ecology and Natural Resources, delivered in Russian].
"The Wild Wild East: Culture and Politics in Kamchatka," Harriman Institute Brown Bag Seminar, March 23, 1993.
"Programming in WordPerfect to Aid in Text Analysis," with Matthew Thorn, Cultural Anthropology Methods Newsletter 1993 5(2):4-5.
"Obituarial Discourse in Iceland," Teacher's College Seminar Series, February 24, 1993.
"Historical Conceptions among Icelandic Children," History and Anthropology Seminar, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University, October 21, 1992.
"Nationalist Imagery in a Period of Historical Change: Adult and Child Views of the Grandparental Past in Iceland," invited paper at Children at Risk, May 15, 1992, Bergen, Norway.
"National Childhood: The Place of Nationalist Imagery in Icelandic Life Writing," Invited paper at a workshop entitled, Towards the comparative and interpretive understanding of childhood through autobiographies/life stories, sponsored by the Norwegian Centre for Child Research, May 11, 1992, Voss, Norway (publication planned).
"Ethnographic Writing as a Motive Force in the Early Development of National Consciousness" Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association: December 4, 1991, Chicago.
"Reputation in the Icelandic Conception of Honor: An Anthropological Point of View," at the 25th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 10, 1990.
"Obituarial Discourse in Iceland." Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association: November 17, 1989, Washington, D.C.
"Saga and Metasaga: Reputation and Honor in Icelandic Society." Charles Darwin Society, Purdue University: October 20, 1989, West Lafayette, Indiana.
"`Mother', National Identity and the Feminine Ethic in Icelandic Culture." For the session "Engendering Discourse and Practice," AAA Annual Meetings, November 1988.
"Historical Thinking and Expression among Icelandic Children," invited paper, presented May 1987, University of Iowa, conference on The Anthropology of Iceland.
"The Ethnographic Study of Historical Consciousness," Samfélagstíðindi 6(1):67-82. 1986.
"Report of a Survey of Visitors to the National Musuem of Iceland," 1985.
"Current Essays in the History of Russian Anthropology: A Bibliographical Note." with S. Kan, History of Anthropology Newsletter, Vol. 9(1), 8-11. 1982.