List of Conferences and Seminars 2019


■ SRC Special Lectures

Sarah Thomason on Language Contact, Linguistic Change, and Endangered Languages

Invited speaker: Sarah Thomason (Univesity of Michigan)

Day1(KYOTO): April 17, 2019 [17:00-19:00]

Title: Language Contact and Linguistic Area among Indigenous North American Languages

Venue: Kyoto University, Research Bldg. 2. Room 8

Day2(TOKYO): April 21, 2019 [16:00-18:00]

Title: On Identifying Old Contact-Induced Changes in Slavic Languages

Venue:University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law and Letters Bldg. 1. Room 314

Day3(SAPPORO): April 23, 2019 [16:00-18:00]

Title: Doing Fieldwork on Endangered Dialects and Languages: The Former Yugoslavia and Montana

Venue: Hokkaido University, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Room 401

Organized by: JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A), Grant No. 17H01641
JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research, Grant No. 16K13217

Co-organized by: Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University
The Japan Society for the Study of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Yoko Iyeiri, Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University
Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Univesity of Tokyo



■ SRC Special Seminar: Scaling Up: From the Baltic States to the world ◆◇◆

Date & Time: June 18 (Tue.), 2019 [16:30-18:30]

Venue: SRC Room 401

Lecturer:Prof. Simonas Strelcovas (Šiauliai University)

Title:Four Seasons in Lithuania (1939-1940): Internees - Refugees – Foreign Legations and Ch. Sugihara

Lecturer:Prof. Rotem Kowner (University of Haifa)

Title:From the Baltic States to the World: Consul Sugihara and the Refugees’s Escape

Discussant:Chiharu Inaba (Meijo University)

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■ SRC Special Seminar ◆◇◆

Date & Time: June 27 (Thu.), 2019 [16:30-18:00]
Venue: SRC Room 404
Lecturer: Prof. Vladimir Popov (Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute, Berlin)
Title: Industrial Policy in Post-Communist Countries

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■SRC Special Lecture◆◇◆


Date & Time: July 2 (Tue.), 2019 [16:30-18:00]

Venue: SRC Room 401

Lecturer: Prof. Andrii Krawchuk (University of Sudbury, Canada)

Title: Why does Russia call the Orthodox Church in Ukraine schismatic?

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■Comparative Politics Seminar ◆◇◆

Date & Time: July 8(Mon.), 2019, 16:30-18:00

Venue: Waseda University Building 3, 10th floor, Conference Room 1

 Speaker: Bruno Castanho Silva (University of Cologne)

Title: Measuring Populist Discourse: The Populism Dataset for Leaders

Chair: Airo Hino, Waseda University

Convener: Masahisa Endo, Waseda University

Organized by: Waseda Institute of Political Economy (WINPEC), Public Opinion Survey Methodology Research Group

Co-organized by : KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) “Comparative Study of the Rise of Authoritarianism and Populism”

■Seminar on Authoritarianism and Populism ◆◇◆

Date & Time: July 10 (Wed.), 2019, 17:00-19:30

Venue: Keio University, Mita Campus, Faculty Research Building, Room 745

Speaker 1 : Roberto Stefan Foa (University of Cambridge)

Title:From Democratic Recession to Authoritarian Resurgence

Speaker 2 : Roula Nezi (University of Surrey)

Title:Who Belongs to “the People”? Notions of National and European Citizenship

Organized by: KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) “Comparative Study of the Rise of Authoritarianism and Populism”

■SRC Special Lecture◆◇◆


Date & Time: July 26 (Fri.) 16:30-18:30

Venue: SRC Room 401 (4th floor)

Lecturer: Dr.Evangelia Adamou (Senior Researcher, French National Center for Scientific Research)

Title: Nominal tense in Pomak(Slavic, Greece): An Experimental Approach

Working language: English

Contact: Motoki Nomachi (mnomachi [at]






Prof. Yaroslav Gorbachov's Historical Linguistic Lectures ◆◇◆


1. Introduction to Indo-European (10 lectures)

Room:SRC 401

First lecture:October 2 (Wed), 16:00~17:30


2. Historical Balto-Slavic and Slavic Accentology (10 lectures)

Room:SRC 401

First lecture: October 7 (Mon), 16:00~17:30

Contact: Motoki Nomachi (mnomachi [at]


■International Workshop: “Contested Legal Practices in the Long Nineteenth Century: The Volga-Ural Region, Kazakh Steppe, and Eastern Anatolia” ◆◇◆

Date & Time: October 5 (Sat.) 14:30-18:30

Venue: Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Hongo Satellite, 5F Seminar Room

Speaker: Rozaliya Garipova (SRC/ Nazarbaev University, Kazakhstan)

Title: How Tatars Divided their Inheritance: Inheritance, Religious Authority, and Legal Pluralism in the Nineteenth - Early Twentieth Century Volga-Ural Muslim Community

Speaker: Masumi Isogai (Kyoto University of Foreign Studies)

Title: Muslim Marriages and Divorces in the Late Nineteenth-Century Volga-Ural Region

Speaker: Jin Noda (Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)

Title: Legal Pluralism for Kazakh Nomads beyond the Russo-Qing Imperial Border Found in the International Assembly

Speaker: Halit Dundar Akarca (Nazarbayev University)

Title: Organizing and Funding Social Life in Erzurum under Russian Occupation: Waqfs in Erzurum during WWI

  Ken’ichi Isogai
(Kyoto University)
  Norihiro Naganawa (SRC)

Working languages: English and Russian

Co-organized by:
  Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University
  Joint Research Project “Historical Narratives and the Utilization of the Past in Modern Central Asia”
  (Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa)
  JSPS KAKENHI Project “A Social History of the Muslim Family and Islamic Law in Modern Central Asia”
  (18H00706, Principal investigator: Isogai Ken’ichi)


■ SRC Special Lecture: New Rome in a Larger World◆◇◆


Date & Time: 11 November (Mon.), 2019, 16:30–18:00
Venue: Room 401, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University
Lecturer: Johannes Preiser-Kapeller (Austrian Academy of Sciences)
Title: New Rome in a Larger World: Entanglements and Teleconnections between Byzantium and the Slavic-Eurasian World of the 14th century CE.
Language: English

Contact: Yoichi ISAHAYA (yoichi.isahaya{at}