Kalmykov Ibragim Khamzatovich

31 May 1928 (1928-05-31), Abazakt Aul, Circassian Autonomous Oblast — 2003 (2004), Cherkessk

Biography, education, career:

In December 1955 Ibragim Kalmykov defended his Candidate’s Dissertation, titled The Circassians. A Historical and Ethnographic Study. In 1951 1952 he worked as a junior researcher at Circassian Scientific Research Institute of History, Language and Literature. From 1955 he was a senior researcher at the Department of History, Division of Ethnography, and Department of Ethnography of Karachay-Circassian Scientific Research Institute; from 1993 – a senior researcher at the Institute for Humanities Research. Kalmykov was the first Circassian professional historian and ethnographer.

Areas of expertise: History and ethnography of the peoples of the North and South Caucasus; ethnic history of the peoples of Karachay-Cherkessia

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