Journal of Ethnic Microhistory

Journal of Ethnic Microhistory

About us



About us

The “Journal of Ethnic Microhistory” is devoted to a relatively young branch of social sciences that explores the daily life of “little people” who are traditionally ignored in the “history of big events” (wars, revolutions, crises) or “biographies of great historical figures”. The research domain of ethnic microhistory pertains to the analyses of small territories and small groups of the population attributed to specific ethnic communities.

An ethnic group (community) could be defined as a social group that sees itself as an associated social entity due to its intuitive self-image and a sense of togetherness. It could be based on a common self-designation, language, descent, economic order, history, culture, religion or affiliation with a certain area.

In order to understand the characteristics of a particular ethnicity, it is necessary to analyse how this group of people lived and live in specific conditions. Microhistory devotes itself to the study of living and working conditions, recreation preferences, life-style, nutrition traditions, methods of treatment, social adaptation, as well as factors affecting the formation of consciousness, behavioural patterns, and socio-political orientation of a respective group of “ordinary people” belonging to a particular ethnic entity.

Microhistory acquires the data necessary for analytical research from ancient texts, archives, church metrics, other documented sources, and by means of conducting participant observation.  

Research papers might be submitted to the editors without any time restriction:

Burning Issues

Theatre project for handicapped children in Yerevan / Armenia

The author describes the preliminary results of the ‘Theatre project for children with problems in development.’ She gives the analyses of children’s behaviour during the... Read More "Theatre project for handicapped children in Yerevan / Armenia"

Immigrant Communities as Expert Bodies and Actors of Juvenile Justice

In Germany, the State may intervene in the parents’ rights to bring up children only in justified exceptional cases. Article 3, paragraph 1 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child stipulates that “In all actions concerning children, whether undertaken by public or private social welfare institutions, courts of law, administrative authorities or legislative bodies, the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration.” Read More "Immigrant Communities as Expert Bodies and Actors of Juvenile Justice"

Warning “against emigration to the Caucasus”

The article based on the publication in German newspaper Dortmunder Kreisblatt describes the situation of Swabian pietists from... Read More "Warning “against emigration to the Caucasus”"

Information Technologies in Education

Analysis of competitive specialists training in technical and vocational education in Kazakhstan shows that regional development programs of... Read More "Information Technologies in Education"

Testament of Eduard Deibert

Eduard Deibert was born on 01.06.1942 in Schatzen / Odessa Region, Ukrainian SSR. From 1949 to 1958, he... Read More "Testament of Eduard Deibert"

Problems of Application of Distance Learning in a Technical University

The author discusses the effectiveness of the introduction of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) into pedagogical practice. The purpose of Distance Learning is to provide students with the online opportunity to master programs in institutions of higher, secondary and vocational education. She argues the wide-spread opinion that the use of ICT generates more problems than it solves. Read More "Problems of Application of Distance Learning in a Technical University"