|Annual Newsletter of the Slavic Research Center,
, December 2003
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Essays by Foreign Fellows
The SRC has
invited three noted scholars as foreign fellows for 2003-2004:
Znamenski, Andrei A.
(Department of Humanities, Alabama State
University, USA), Bobrov, Alexandre
(Department of Old Russian
Literature, Institute of Russian Literature, Russian Academy of
Sciences, St. Petersburg) and Swain,
(Centre for Central and
European Studies, School of History, University of Liverpool).
These three scholars will stay in Sapporo until the end of March 2004.
Dr. Andrei A. Znamenski
is one of the leading specialists in the field of history and ethnology
of Siberia. His recent book Shamanism
and Christianity: Native Encounters with Russian Orthodox Missions in
Siberia and Alaska, 1820-1917
(published in 1999) is favorably
evaluated by historians and ethnologists. The title of his
research project at the SRC is "Shamanism in Siberia: indigenous
spirituality in Russian imagination."
Dr. Alexandre G. Bobrov
is a philologist, specializing in medieval Russian literature.
Recently he has been making a research on the Novgorod Chronicles of
the 15th century. His research project at the SRC focuses on the
authenticity of the Igor's Tale.
Dr. Nigel J. Swain
sociologist-historian, specializing in rural problems in Central Europe
and the Balkans. He actively researches the post-socialist
transition in Central and Eastern European countries. At the SRC
he develops his recent research on rural transition, with special
reference to Hungary.
the SRC will accept the following short-term visiting fellows in the
first quarter of 2004: Tamara I.
(Institute of Literature, Academy of Sciences of
Ukraine), Stanislav Z. Lakoba
(Department of Archeology and Ethnology, Abkhaz State University,
Russia), Yulia O. Novik
(Department of the Humanities, Kamchatka State Pedagogical University,
Russia) and Leonid A. Taimasov
(Department of History, Chuvash State University, Russia).
regarding applications for short-term visiting fellows for June 2004 to
March 2005 will be available in January-February 2004. Please see
the SRC Web page for further information.
have been selected as foreign fellows for 2004-2005: Lukoianov, Igor V.
(Institute of History, Russian Academy of Sciences, St.-Petersburg),
Werth, Paul W. (Department of
History, University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
and Shnirelman, Victor A.
(Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology,
Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow). They will stay in Sapporo
from June/July 2004 through February/March 2005.
Dr. Igor V. Lukoianov is
a prominent historian, specializing in the Russian history of the
19th-20th centuries. He recently researches the internal and
foreign policies of the Russian Empire in the 19th century and the
beginning of the 20th century. The title of his research project
at the SRC will be "Russia in the Far East, 1890-1904: the choice of
Dr. Paul W. Werth is also
a historian, specializing in the Russian history of the 19th
century. He recently wrote his first book At the Margins of Orthodoxy: Mission,
Governance and Confessional Politics in Russia's Volga-Kama Region
1827-1905 (published in 2002). The title of his research
project at the SRC will be "Arbiters of the sacred: 'foreign
confessions' and religious toleration in the Russian Empire, 1772-1914."
Dr. Victor A. Shnirelman
is a specialist of cultural anthropology who researches ethnological
ideologies in the USSR and post-Soviet independent states.
Recently his research focuses on ethnological views of the past, the
problems of ethnic identities and political use of prehistory,
xenophobia and ethnic tensions in the regions of Russia. The
title of his research project at the SRC will be "Intellectuals and
politics in the North Caucasus in the 20th century."
invites applications for the Foreign Visitors Fellowship Program from
Slavic studies specialists in the fields of literature, history,
international relations, economics, political sciences, sociology,
geography and ethnology, tenable for nine to ten months between June
2005 and March 2006.
The SRC will
provide one round-trip air ticket, a living allowance, inexpensive
accommodations in the University's Foreign Scholars' Residence, a
domestic travel allowance and an office at the SRC with the use of a
personal computer. Visiting scholars are expected to spend 9-10
months at the SRC, but are free to engage in a limited amount of travel
for professional purposes in Japan. Although there are no
teaching duties, it is expected for them to give talks and consultation
with the members of the staff and graduate students. The SRC
expects fellows to do two formal presentations or lectures on topics of
their choice as well as occasional seminars. The SRC further
expects the fellows to contribute an article during their stay in
Sapporo to the SRC's international refereed journal Acta Slavica Iaponica, on a subject
of their choice within the broad confines of Slavic, Russian, and East
forms are available from the SRC or from its Web site.
Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2004. Preference
will be given to those who have either a firm academic position or a
Ph.D. degree (or its equivalent). Applicants will be informed of
selection results by mid-July, 2004.
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