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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

Foreign Visitors Fellowship Program


The SRC has invited three noted scholars as foreign fellows for 2004-2005: Igor V. Lukoianov, (Institute of History, Russian Academy of Sciences, St.-Petersburg), Paul W. Werth, (Department of History, University of Nevada, Las Vegas) and Victor A. Shnirelman, (Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow). These three scholars will stay in Sapporo until the end of 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 is "Russia in the Far East, 1890–1904: the choice of policy."

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 is "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 is "Intellectuals and politics in the North Caucasus in the 20th century."


Three scholars have been selected as foreign fellows for 2005–2006: Mikhail D. olbilov, Dmitrievich (Department of History, Voronezh State University, Russia), Elza-Bair M. Guchinova (Institute of Ethnology and nthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences) and Matthew E. Lenoe, (Assumption College/Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University). They will stay in Sapporo from June/July 2005 through February/March 2006.

Dr. Mikhail D. Dolbilov is a historian, specializing in the Russian history of the 19th century. His recent subject of research is Imperial higher bureaucracy and the Great Reforms of the 1860–70s. The title of his research project at the SRC will be "A Periphery of the Great Reforms or Reforming the Periphery? The Russian Empire's Northwestern Region and the Bureaucracy as a 'Nation-Builder,' 1855–1881."

Dr. Elza-Bair M. Guchinova is a specialist of social anthropology and ethnology. Her recent anthropological and ethnological researches focus on the Kalmyk community in Germany and the Kalmyk diaspora in the USA. The title of her research project at the SRC will be "Deportation of Kalmyks in USSR (1943–1956) in Gender Perspective."

Dr. Matthew E. Lenoe is a specialist of the history of pre-revolution Russia and the Soviet Union in the 1920s–1930s. He actively conducts studies on early Soviet journalism, the origins of Stalinist culture and socialist realist literature. The title of his research project at the SRC will be "Soviet Culture, Political Control, and the Axial Age of Propaganda, 1917–1941."


The SRC 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 2006 and March 2007.

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 European studies.

Application forms are available from the SRC or from its Web site. Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2005. Preference will be given to those who have either a firm academic position or a PhD degree (or its equivalent). Applicants will be informed of selection results by mid–July, 2005.


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