Institute for Humanities Research and Indigenous Studies of the North - Siberian Branch RAS

IHRISN is the successor of the Institute of Language and Culture of the Yakut Autonomous Soviet Republic, and was founded in 1935, thus being the first research institution in Yakutia. Today IHRISN is a part of the Russian Academy of Sciences, its Siberian branch. The Institute conducts fundamental and applied research in the fields of Philology, Archaeology, History, Ethnology, and Sociology, and has contributed significantly to the preservation of culture and history of the indigenous peoples of the North-East of Russia. 

Basic Directions of Scientific Activity:

comprehensive study of language development, ethnic culture and history of the indigenous peoples in the Russian North-East, including language studies, literature and folklore studies.

study of cultural and historical processes on the territory of modern Yakutia in the Palaeolithic, the Neolithic, the Bronze and the Iron Ages, the Middle Ages; studies of ethnogenesis, ethnic history, transformation of traditional cultures and the specific mentality of the people in the Sakha Republic (Yakutia).

Facts and figures

Year Established 1935
Focus Areas

Languages/culture of peoples in the Arctic

Adaptation strategies in the Arctic region

Arctic law