Living-Learning Center | Modern Siberia: from Shamanism to Communism
L220 | 0962 | Melissa Cakars
The word “Siberia” conjures up dreadful images of labor camps,
terrible weather conditions, and wild, harsh terrain, but it is also
called home by millions of people. This class will examine these
images, but also explore the history of Siberia from a variety of
perspectives. We will look at the various native peoples of Siberia
and their colonizers (allowing you to study one group in depth). It
will cover early Siberian history but concentrate on the 19th and
20th centuries, especially the Russian and Soviet colonization
policies to make Siberia modern and the various ways different
Siberian ethnic groups responded.
This course is open to all IU students.