Exotic birds became popular as pets in Sweden in the eighteenth century. Sabira Ståhlberg and Ingvar Svanberg discuss a painting of a parakeet from around 1750.
In the Taklamakan desert a hundred years ago, the Loptuq used to fish and forage around the Lop Nor (Lop Lake). Ingvar Svanberg and Sabira Ståhlberg have written an article about their reed use and waterscape perceptions.
Turcologica Upsaliensia. An Illustrated Collection of Essays tells the stories of travellers, researchers and others connected to Uppsala University in Sweden, to the Turkic world.
Easy to Read books can be used to develop literacy in endangered languages.
Studia Orientalia Electronica Special Issue: Tatars in Finland in the Transnational Context of the Baltic Sea Region is now published.
Dr. Sabira Ståhlberg is guest editor for this issue.
Phytonyms (plant names) and other ethnobiological aspects of vegetation in the Loptuq (Loplik) habitat are discussed in a new article by Ingvar Svanberg, Patrick Hällzon and Sabira Ståhlberg.
In an article in Svenska landsmål och svenskt folkliv 2017, researchers Ingvar Svanberg and Sabira Ståhlberg discuss how wolf lichen was used in traditional folk biology for killing wolves in Scandinavia.
Sabira Ståhlberg and Ingvar Svanberg discuss wildmen and other human-like creatures in Central Asia, from Mongolia to the Caucasus, in a new cryptozoological article.
In the journal Baltic Rim Economies (2/2017), published on 24 May 2017 by the Pan-European Institute, University of Turku, Finland, Ingvar Svanberg and Sabira Ståhlberg write about Tatars in the Baltic Sea region.