Danila Rygovskiy

Danila Rygovskiy

Danila Rygovskiy specialises  in Cultural Anthropology and Folkloristics with a focus on Russian Old Believer community. He obtained a PhD degree at the University of Tartu in 2023 with a dissertation titled Women in Russian Old Belief: Religious Practices and Public Imagination on

the example of Siberian and Estonian Old Believer Communities. He also conducts research in Estonian print history and heritage.


Professional interests: Anthropology of Religion, Gender and Identity, Siberian Studies, Estonia and Baltic Region, Networks of Russian Old Believers Worldwide, Folklore Studies, Anthropology of Technology, History of Print and Media, Industrial Archaeology


Rygovskiy, D. (2023). Local Gender Contracts and Production of Traditionality in Siberian Old Believer Places. In V. Davydov, J. Ferguson, J.P. Ziker (eds.). The Siberian World. London: Routledge, 261–272. https://www.doi.org/10.4324/9780429354663-21 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/369406395_Local_gender_contracts_and_the_production_of_traditionality_in_Siberian_Old_Believer_places

Rygovskiy, D. (2022). Dining with Russian Old Believers: Guesthood, Gender Roles and Rules of Ritual Purity. Material Religion: The Journal of Objects, Art and Belief, 18 (4), 412–432. https://www.doi.org/10.1080/17432200. 2022.2097568 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/362963215_Dining_with_Russian_Old_Believers_Guesthood_Gender_Roles_and_Rules_of_Ritual_Purity

Рыговский, Д. (2021). Экзотизация как познание: усинские старообрядцы и оптики дореволюционных этнографических описаний религиозных сообществ. Новые исследования Тувы, 3, 111–127. https://www.doi.org/ 10.25178/nit.2021.3.9

Rygovskiy, D. (2020a). The Effect of Religious Practices on the Social Structure of the Old Believers of the Yenisei. Forum for Anthropology and Culture, 16, 185–208. https://doi.org/10.31250/1815-8927-2020-16-16-185-208 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/334177992_THE_INFLUENCE_OF_RELIGIOUS_PRACTICES_ON_THE_SOCIAL_STRUCTURE_OF_YENISEI_OLD_BELIEVERS

Rygovskiy, D. (2020b). Technology and Its Representation as a Source of Religious Experience for Old Believers of Yenisei Region. State Religion and Church, 7 (2), 75–96. https://doi.org/10.22394/2311-3448-2020-7-2-75-96 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/347542913_Technology_and_Its_Representation_as_a_Source_of_Religious_Experience_for_Old_Believers_of_Yenisei_Region