List of Conferences and Seminars 2021


■ SRC Seminar


Date & Time: April 30 (Fri), 2021 17:00-18:00

Lecturer:Dr. Tomasz Kamusella (University of St Andrews, UK)

Title:Between Pluricentric Russian and Russian Neoimperialism


Contact:Motoki NOMACHI mnomachi[at] ([at] read as @)






■ SRC Seminar


Date & Time: May 27 (Thu), 2021 16:30-17:30

Lecturer:Dr. Maria Hristova (Lewis and Clark College, USA)

Title:Re-accessing Soviet Legacies: Post-Soviet Depictions of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Tests


Contact:Motoki NOMACHI mnomachi[at] ([at] read as @)





■Seminar on Authoritarianism and Populism ◆◇◆


Date & Time: May 31 (Mon.), 2021, 15:30-17:30 (JST, UTC+9)

Lecturer: Prof. Ziya Öniş (Koç University, Istanbul)

Title: The Global Political Economy of Right-Wing Populism


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

Contact: Tomohiko Uyama uyama[at] ([at] read as @)



■ SRC Seminar


Date & Time: June 24 (Thu), 2021 17:00-18:00

Lecturer:Dr. Milan Mihaljević (Old Church Slavonic Institute/Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Croatia)

Title:The Place and the Role of the Church Slavonic Language in Medieval Croatian Culture

Registration: June 22, 12:00 P.M.)

Contact:Motoki NOMACHI mnomachi[at] ([at] read as @)






■ SRC Seminar


Date & Time: July 1 (Thu), 2021 17:00-18:00

Lecturer:Dr. Alexander Maxwell (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)

Title:Ľudovít Štúr’s Panslavism, or, Why a *Nárečja* is Really a Dialect After All

Registration: July 19, 12:00PM)

Contact:Motoki NOMACHI mnomachi[at] ([at] read as @)





■ SRC Seminar


Date & Time: July 21 (Wed), 2021 16:30-17:30

Lecturer:Татьяна Ивановна Вендина (Институт славяноведения РАН, Россия)

Title:Старославянский язык и его влияние на формирование концептосферы языка русской культуры

Registration: July 19, 12:00PM)

Contact:Motoki NOMACHI mnomachi[at] ([at] read as @)





■ SRC Seminar


Date & Time: July 28 (Wed.), 2021, 16:30-18:00

Speaker:Dr Abel Polese (Dublin City University / Ritsumeikan University)

Title:Informality as "the art of bypassing the state" in Eurasian spaces (and beyond)

Registration: July 26, 2021)
We will let the participants know the Zoom meeting ID on July 27.

Contact:Tomohiko UYAMA < uyama[at]> ([at] read as @)



■ SRC Seminar


Date & Time: September 9 (Thu), 2021 17:00-18:00

Lecturer:Dr. Katja Brankačkec (Institute of Slavonic Studies of the CAS, Czechia)

Title:German-West Slavic Contact in Word Formation: Calques, SemanticShifts and the Emergence of New Word Formation Types

Registration: Sep. 7, 12:00 JST)

Contact:Motoki NOMACHI mnomachi[at] ([at] read as @)





■ SRC Seminar


Date & Time: Sept 27 (Mon), 2021, 17:00-18:00 (JST, UTC+9), 11:00~12:00(EET, UTC+2)

Lecturer:Dr. Arto Mustajoki (University of Helsinki, Finland)

Title:Почему люди не понимают друг друга?


Contact:Motoki NOMACHI mnomachi[at] ([at] read as @)






■ SRC Seminar


Date & Time: Oct. 7 (Thu.), 2021 22:00~23:00(CDT, UTC-6)

Lecturer:Dr. Bridget Drinka (University of Texas at San Antonio, USA)

Title:Perfects and Resultatives in the Circum-Baltic 'Stratified Convergence Zone': The Role of the Hansa


Contact:Motoki NOMACHI mnomachi[at] ([at] read as @)





■ SRC Seminar


Date & Time: Oct. 27 (Wed), 2021 10:00~11:00 (CET, UTC+2)

Lecturer:Dr. Laura Janda (University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway)

Title:Following the Paths of Slavic Aspectual Prefixes


Contact:Motoki NOMACHI mnomachi[at] ([at] read as @)






■ SRC Seminar◆◇◆


Date & Time:November 1 (Mon.), 2021, 15:30-17:00
Speaker:Ulfat Abdurasulov (Visiting Associate Professor, SRC)
Title:Organizing Paper, Organizing Knowledge: The Impact of Bureaucratic Practices on Muscovy's Knowledge of Central Asia
Registration: October 28)

Contact:Norihiro Naganawa <luch[at]> ([at] read as @)






■ SRC Seminar


Date & Time: Nov. 15 (Mon), 2021 17:00-18:00 / 13:00-14:00 (GMT+5)

Lecturer:Проф. Елена Львовна Березович (Уральский федеральный университет)

Title:Проблемы изучения языкового табу

Registration: (Требуется предварительная регистрация. По 12 ноября)

Contact:Motoki NOMACHI mnomachi[at] ([at] read as @)





■ SRC Seminar


Date & Time: November 29 (Mon.), 2021, AM 8:00-9:00 (GMT)

Lecturer:Dr. Derek Offord (University of Bristol, UK)

Title:The French Language in Russia: An Interdisciplinary History

Registration: (until Novemver 26 noon)

Contact:Motoki NOMACHI mnomachi[at] ([at] read as @)






■ SRC Seminar


Date & Time:December 2 (Thu.), 2021, 10:00-11:00 (CET UTC+1)

Lecturer:Dr. Markus Giger (Charles University in Prague, Czechia)

Title:"The (Non-)Grammaticalization of Possessive Resultatives in Czech"

Registration: (until November 30 noon)

Contact:Motoki NOMACHI mnomachi[at] ([at] read as @)


This seminar has been rescheduled to December 6 (Mon). The starting time remains the same.
The deadline for registration is December 3 (Fri).



■SSEES & SRC Seminar: “Rethinking Slavic Area Studies from the Opposite Edges of Eurasia” ◆◇◆

Date & Time:December 6, 2021, UTC 9:00-12:00

Venue:On-line via Zoom Meeting


Opening Remarks:
  Diane P Koenker (SSEES)
  Akihiro Iwashita (SRC)

Speaker:Tomohiko Uyama (SRC)

Title:A Northern Global South or a Global East? Post-Soviet Area Studies in the Age of Neoliberalism and Great Power Competition

Discussant:Wendy Bracewell (SSEES)

Speaker:Zoran Milutinovic (SSEES)

Title:Language and Literature in Area Studies: How to Understand Other Cultures through Literature

Discussant:Daisuke Adachi (SRC)

Moderators:Maria Rubins (SSEES) and Daisuke Adachi (SRC)


Contact:m.rubins[at] and adaisuke[at]

Organizers:UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) & Slavic-Eurasian Researh Center (SRC), Hokkaido University


■ SRC/ISSRAS Joint Seminar Current Trends in Slavic Linguistics


Date & Time: Dec. 22 (Wed), 2021 17:00~18:30

Lecturer:Алексей Алексеевич Гиппиус (Институт славяноведения РАН)

Title:"Язык древнего Новгорода по данным некнижной письменности: находки последних лет, состояние исследований"

Registration: (until December 20 noon)

Contact:Motoki NOMACHI mnomachi[at] ([at] read as @)






■ SRC Seminar


Date & Time: January 6 (Thu), 2022 0:00-1:00 AM (EST, UTC-5)

Lecturer:Dr. Brian D. Joseph (Ohio State University, USA)

Title:"Loanwords in the Balkans: Their Typology and Their Value for Reconstructing Historical Sociolinguistics"

Registration: (January 4 noon)

Contact:Motoki NOMACHI mnomachi[at] ([at] read as @)






■ Special Seminar


Date & Time: March 10 (Thu), 2022 16:00-

Speakers:Tomohiko Uyama(SRC), Mohammad Hassan KHANI(Imam Sadiq University)

Title:"Geopolitics of Eurasia after Russian Attack on Ukraine"

Participation:please go to this link and enter the meeting room as a GUEST

Contact:Akihiro Iwashita <iwashi[at]>([at] read as @)





■ SRC Seminar


Date & Time: March 16 (Wed), 2022. 20:00~21:00 (JST)

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

Title:Putin’s War against Ukraine: the Religious Dimension

Registration: (until 17:00 on March 16th)

Organized by: Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University

In cooperation with: International Council for Central and East European Studies (ICCEES)

Contact:Yoko Aoshima yoko.aoshima[at] ([at] read as @)






■MOFA Webinar "Environmental issues in Central Asia and Caucasus and the Role of Japan" (co-hosted by SRC)
(The "Central Asia plus Japan" Dialogue: The Seventh Experts' Meeting)◆◇◆


Date & Time: March 16 (Wed), 2022, 15:00-19:00 (JST)

【15:00-15:05】Welcome addresses
【15:05-15:30】Keynote Speech
         Speaker: KAWABATA Yoshiko (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology)
【15:40-16:40】Session 1: Water, Soil and Society in Central Asia and the Caucasus
         Moderator: CHIDA Tetsuro (Nagoya University of Foreign Studies)
         Japanese Speaker: TOUGE Yoshiya (Tohoku University)
         Speakers from Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
【16:45-17:45】Session 2: Climate Change and Sustainable Future of Mountain Environment
         Moderator: UYAMA Tomohiko (SRC)
         Japanese Speaker: NARAMA Chiyuki (Niigata University)
         Speakers from Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan
【17:50-18:50】Session 3: Japan – Central Asia and Caucasus cooperation: Regional Potentials of the Joint Crediting Mechanism
         Moderator: TAKEDA Yoshinori (Director, Central Asia and Caucasus Division, MOFA)
         Japanese Speakers:
          SATO Tomonobu (Deputy Director, Climate Change Division, MOFA)
          UGA Maiko (Section Chief, Office of Market Mechanisms, Climate Change Policy Division, Global Environmental Bureau, MOE)
          ISHIHARA Masami (Senior Manager, Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC))
         Speakers from Azerbaijan, Georgia

Meeting Tool: Zoom Webinar

Host: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

Co-host: Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University

Languages: Japanese, English, Russian (simultaneous interpretation)

Registration: Please fill out the following application form. A link to join the webinar will be sent to those registered a few days before.

Contact: Kreab Tokyo


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