List of Conferences and Seminars 2022


■SRC Seminar:


Date & Time: April 16 (Sat) at 19:00 (Japan Standard Time), 12:00 (CEST), 10:00 (UTC)

Speaker:Prof. Evgeny Dobrenko (Universita Ca' Foscari di Venezia)

Title:"Агония российской автократии: Сталинизм - Путинизм - Сталинизм"

Venue:Zoom meeting



      Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University
      Platform for Explorations in Survival Strategies (Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University)
      Japanese Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Kakenhi) (B): A Comprehensive Study on the Melodramatic Imagination in Russian and Former Soviet Culture

Contact:adaisuke[at] ([at] read as @)






■ OSW-SRC Special Seminar◆◇◆


Date & Time:April 20 (Wed.), 2022, 16:30-18:00(JST)

Title:War in Ukraine and beyond: Polish and Japanese Perspectives and Recommendations


Opening Remarks:Pawel Milewski (Ambassador to Japan, Polish Embassy)

      Adam Eberhardt (Director, Center for Eastern Studies, Poland)
      Akihiro Iwashita (Professor, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University)
      Wojciech Konończuk (Deputy Director, Center for Eastern Studies (OSW), Poland)
      Shinichiro Tabata (Professor, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University)

Venue:Online Webinar (Pre-registration required)


Organized by:Centre for Eastern Studies(OSW) & Slavic-Eurasian Researh Center (SRC), Hokkaido University

In partnership with:Embassy of Poland in Tpkyo, Japan

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







Research Seminar with Professor M. Khodarkovsky ◆◇◆

Date & Time:May 20 (Fri), 2022, 16:00-18:00

Speaker:Professor M. Khodarkovsky (Loyola University Chicago / SRC)

Title:Empires of the Steppe: Eurasian Empires in Comparative Perspective, 1500-1900


Venue:Hybrid style (Room 303 of ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies + Online via zoom), Pre-registration is required

* Please make an entry in the following form for the pre-registration in either case you wish to participate in the seminar on-site or online.
**Applications to on-site participation will be accepted in order of receipt. The applications will close even before the deadline when the prescribed number of applicants is reached (on the other hand, applications to online participation will be accepted until the deadline).
*** Pre-registration deadline :
-On-site: at 12:00 a.m. on May 13, 2022
-Online: at 12:00 a.m. on May 20, 2022
Pre-registration form:

- Grant-in Aid for Transformative Research Areas (A)
 “Connectivity and Trust Building in Islamic Civilization” (Area Organizer: Hidemitsu KUROKI (ILCAA); 20H05823)
 “Changes in the World of Islamic Thought and Knowledge” (Principal Investigator: Jin NODA (ILCAA); 20H05825)
 “The Ideas of the Muslim Community and State Systems” (Principal Investigator: Nobuaki KONDO (ILCAA); 20H05827)
- Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University

Jin NODA (ILCAA) nodajin[at] ([at] read as @)


■International Workshop "Comparative Imperial History: Eurasian and American Perspectives"


Date & Time: June 6 (Mon), 2022, 14:30–18:00 (GMT+9)

Format: Hybrid (in-person in Room 403, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center (SRC), Hokkaido University, and online via Zoom)



 "American Empire in Global History"
  Antony G. Hopkins (University of Cambridge)
 "Where Russia Was 'Ahead' of Europe: Russia's State Colonialism in Comparative Perspective"
  Michael Khodarkovsky (Loyola University Chicago)
 "How Imperial Powers Addressed Foreign Spiritual Authorities: The Case of the Russian Empire and the 'Tibetan Buddhist World'"
  Takehiko Inoue (SRC)
 "Topographic Factors in Empire/State-Building in Modern Tian Shan: A Preliminary Analysis"
  Tetsu Akiyama (Hokkaido University of Education)


 Shigeru Akita (Osaka University)
 Norihiro Naganawa (SRC)


Chair: Tomohiko Uyama (SRC)


Pre-registration is required for both on-site and online participation:

Registration deadline: June 4 (Sat), 2022

(The registration for on-site participation can be closed before the deadline if the number of applicants reaches the limit.)


Organized by the Platform for Explorations in Survival Strategies at the Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University


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


■ SRC Seminar◆◇◆


Date & Time: June 10 (Fri), 2022, 12:00-13:00 (JST, UTC+9) / June 9 (Thu), 2022, 22:00-23:00 (CDT, UTC-5)
Lecturer: Dr. Renee Perelmutter (Univ. of Kansas, USA)
Title: Nonbinary Language Innovations in Russian: Globalization and Identity
Registration: required: June 8 noon)

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