Annual Newsletter of the Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University
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English News  No.12 , December 2004
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From the Director
Japan Consorthium fro Area Studies and the 21st Century Program
SRC Winter Symposium 2004 (Jan.)
SRC Summer Symposium 2004
International Symposium: Where Are Slavic Eurasian Studies Headed in the 21st Century?
International Conference, "The Status Law Syndrome"
Agreement with the Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre of the University of Oxford Program
Foreign Visitors Fellowship Program
The 21st Century COE Foreign Visitors Fellowship Program
Commemorative Lecture and Farewell Party for Professor INOUE Koichi's Retirement
Welcoming Mr. MAEDA Hirotake
Our Current Staff
Ongoing Cooperative Research Projects
Guest Lectures from Abroad
Visitors from Abroad
Publications (2003-04)
The Library
Web Site Access Statistics
At a Memorial Party
INOUE Koichi
Victor Shnirelman
Paul Werth

Welcoming Mr. MAEDA Hirotake

Mr. MAEDA Hirotake

On August 1, 2004, the SRC welcomed MAEDA Hirotake as a Research Fellow (temporary lecturer). Mr. Maeda was born in 1971. In 1995, he graduated from the Dept. of Oriental History of the University of Tokyo and entered the graduate school of the same university. He is the first member of the SRC faculty both to have been born in the 1970s and to have graduated in oriental history. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Maeda studied at the Oriental Institute of the Georgian Academy of Sciences. As part of his experience in the field, he has many contacts with political leaders in the region. Having completed his coursework requirements in 2003, Mr. Maeda took up a JSPS post-doc position at the Toyo Bunko and also worked as an Adjunct Professor in Persian at Sophia University. His field of research is the history of Iran in the Safavid age and Caucasian studies. He reads sources in many languages and his major publications include "The 'Gholams' of the Safavid Dynasty: The Case of Georgian Origin." He has also published on the contemporary politics of Georgia and has a broad interest in other regions of the Caucasus. He can be called one of the leaders of the recent growth in Caucasian studies. His hobbies include jazz and other music and movies. At the SRC he will be affiliated with the Division of Comparative Studies, but we hope that he will play a focal role in Central Asian and particularly Caucasian studies at the Center.

UYAMA Tomohiko

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