|Annual Newsletter of the Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido
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|No.17, January 2010
|First Year in Retrospective and the
Beginning of a "New" Slavic Research Center
||Grant-in-aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas "Comparative Research on Major Regional Powers in Eurasia" I s Ongoing||The First East Asian Conference for
Slavic Eurasian Studies (February 5–6, 2009): How It Was Organized
||The Slavic Research Center Held the
International Symposium, "The South Ossetian Conflict and Trans-border
Politics in the Black Sea Rim" on March 5–6, 2009
|The SRC SRC International Symposium
"The Elusive Balance: Regional Powers and the Search for Sustainable Development" Was Held on July 9–10, 2009
|Joint Forum Series in Washington D.C.
||International Symposium on
"Environmental Conservation of the Sea of Okhotsk: Cooperation between
Japan, China, and Russia"
||Foreign Visitors Fellowship Program
|Our Current Staff
||Ongoing Cooperative Research
||Visitors from Abroad
||Guest Lectures from Abroad
||Website Access Statistics
|Essays by Foreign Fellows
The renovation work of the SRC building
The renovation work of the SRC building was completed in February, and whole sections of the SRC, including the Library, moved there from April to May. Now, all library materials are concentrated on the first floor. Back issues of newspapers are the exception. They are located in a warehouse outside the campus, and readers who want to use them are to request the necessary parts one week before. But for other materials, we think that their accessibility has somewhat improved.
Donation to the Library of the Late Professor Kudo Yukio
This year, the Library received a large donation from the late Professor Kudo Yukio (1925–2008). He was the most active translator and introducer of Polish literature after WW II in Japan, and his collection is mostly composed of books, periodicals, and pamphlets on Polish literature, culture, and political movements. They are now awaiting selection at the corner of the library, and we hope to merge them with our library in the near future, which will greatly enhance our Polish collection.Here, we wish to express our gratitude to his bereaved family and all those who helped with the donation for their understanding and cooperation.
Russian Atlases on our Website
This May, the Library opened a new website, http://srcmaterials-hokudai.jp. It makes accessible our two Russian atlases, both published at the beginning of the last century. Users of the site can also seek fond names at the Russian State Historical Archive of the Far East in Vladivostok and look at photographs of POW camps in the Russo-Japanese War in Japan.
New Digital Collection: Turkestanskii sbornik
We have recently purchased a digital version of Turkestanskii sbornik [Turkestan Collection], whose original is located at the National Library of Uzbekistan named after Alisher Navoi. Turkestanskii sbornik is a fundamental collection of literature on the natural environment, history, ethnography, economy, administration, geopolitics, and other topics concerning Central Asia. It consists of five-hundred and ninety four volumes that contain more than ten thousand excerpts from books, magazines, and newspapers, published in the Russian Empire and Western countries. Its compilation began in 1868 under the direction of the first Turkestan governor-general Konstantin von Kaufman, and continued intermittently until 1916. The digital collection we purchased is a second set after that possessed by the Center for Integrated Area Studies at Kyoto University. While the Kyoto version consists of several hundred CD-ROMs, the new version at the SRC is contained in a single hard disk.