Travaux ethnographiques 21
Travaux ethnographiques de la Société Finno-Ougrienne 21
Exhibition publications of the Finnish National Museum 1
Linguist, ethnographer, photographer
Kai Donner (1888‒1935) was a Finnish linguist, etnographer, explorer, author and national activist, who completed two jouneys to Siberia in 1911‒1913 and 1914.
In the field he took several hundred photographs, a selection of which is here made available as high-quality reproductions, conveying the true spirit of his fieldwork – a full century ago.
To accompany the photographic documentation, this volume contains articles devoted to various aspects of Kai Donner’s legacy, with the focus on his role as a specialist in multidisciplinary Siberian studies within the paradigm of Northern Ethnography.
Helsinki: Société Finno-Ougrienne & National Board of Antiquities 2014. 174 p. €60.