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English News  No.13 , February 2006
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SRC Winter Symposium in 2004 (Dec.)
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A scene from one of the sessions
A scene from one of the sessions

The SRC held its annual winter symposium on 8-10 December 2004.  The title was “Reconstruction and Interaction of Slavic Eurasia and Its Neighboring World.”  The academic meeting was one of a series of symposia for the five-year research program (21st century Center of Excellence program), “Making a Discipline of Slavic Eurasian Studies,” starting in 2003.  The key concepts are the meso-area and neighboring world in the program.  A book has been published and is available on the SRC site, which was edited to explore the concepts of another SRC symposium organized one year ago; K. Matsuzato, ed., Emerging Meso-Areas in the Former Socialist Countries: Histories Revived or Improvised?, SRC, Hokkaido University, 2005.  The 2004 symposium developed the concepts in theory and regarding specific regional issues.

The winter symposium was special because of the opening lecture, “Putin’s Leadership in Perspective,” given by Alex Pravda, the director of the Russian and Eurasian Studies Center, the University of Oxford.  The lecture was commemorative for the academic exchange agreement between the Center and the SRC.

IEDA Osamu

Speakers of the Symposium

SHIMA Sonoko (Showa Women’s University, Japan)
“Building and Developing ‘the Baltic’ as a Region”

SUGAHARA Junko (Nisho Gakusha University, Japan)  
“The Spatial Concept in the Balkan Region”

AMANO Naoki (Hokkaido University, Japan) 
“Recognition of Territory in Imperial Russia: Sakhalin in Imaginative Geography”

TSUKADA Tsutomu (Hokkaido University, Japan)  
“Russian Old Believers in Hulunbuir District (in the north of the Inner Mongolia Province, China) from 1920s to 1950s”

OHSUKA Fumikazu (Kanagawa University, Japan)
“Nightmares of Exiled Philosophers: Dispute over Ivan Il’in’s Book On Resistance to Evil by Force

KOHNO Wakana (Chiba University, Japan) 
“Art after ‘Art’: Russia 1974-2004”

TAKAHASHI Kenichiro (Sapporo University, Japan)
“Discourse Space of ‘Soviet Newspeak’: On Mass Songs of the 1930s”

Henry Hale (Indiana University, USA)
“Institutions and Transitions: The Russian Federation and Ukraine”

Ildar Gabdrafikov (The Ufa Academic Center, Russian Academy of Sciences)
“Bashkortostan Politics under Putin: Collapse of Authoritarianism or Search for New Guidelines?”

Klaus Segbers (Free University of Berlin, Germany)  
“Area Studies, Comparative Approaches: Is a Peaceful Co-existence Possible?”

Aleksei Voskressenski (The Moscow State Institute of International Relations [University], Russia)
“Regional Studies in Russia and Current Methodological Approaches for Social/Historical/Ideological [Re]construction of International Relations and Regional Interaction in Eastern Eurasia”

IEDA Osamu (SRC)
“East European Regional Identity: Vanishing Away and Re-created”

Alex Pravda (The University of Oxford, UK)  
“Putin’s Leadership in Perspective” (Commemorative Lecture for the Academic Exchange Agreement between the Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre, the University of Oxford and the SRC, Hokkaido University)

Zoltán Kántor (Teleki László Institute, Hungary)
“The Status Law Syndrome and Regional/National Identity: Hungary, Hungarians in Romania, and Romania”

Steven Roper (US Air War College, USA)
“The Politicization of Education: Identity Formation in Moldova and Transnistria”

Constantin Iordachi (Central European University, Hungary)  
“Citizenship and Nation-building in Post-Communist Central and Eastern Europe”

Paul Werth (SRC/University of Nevada, USA)
“The Armenian Catholicos and Projections of Imperial Russian Power”

MAEDA Hirotake (SRC)
“The Forced Migrations and Reorganization of the Regional Order in the Caucasus by Safavid Iran”

Victor Shnirelman (SRC/Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences)
“Politics of Name: Between Consolidation and Separation in the Northern Caucasus”

Speakers of the International Workshop by Junior Scholars

Vladimir Kushnirenko (Kievo-Mohyla Academy University, Ukraine)
“The Islam Factor in the Political Processes in the Republics of the Western and Central North Caucasus”

SUDA Masaru (Hokkaido University, Japan)
“The Politics of ‘Eastern Democracy’: Mahalla and NGOs in Uzbekistan”

INOUE Madoka (Tokyo University, Japan)
“Rethinking the Separation of Government and Religion: The Religious Education in Public Schools in Contemporary Russia”

AKIYAMA Tetsu (Hokkaido University, Japan)
“Reviving Shabdan Dzantaev: The Role of Kyrgyz Tribale Leaders in a Historical Perspective”

ARAI Yukiyasu (SRC)
“Integration and Separation of ‘Language’: Language Policies of Mongolian Peoples in the USSR and Mongolia in the 1920s to 1940s”

Svetlana Paichadze (Hokkaido University, Japan)
“Schools of the First Wave Russian Emigrants”

WAKAMIYA Lisa Ryoko (Florida State University, USA)
“When Exiles Return Home: (Trans)Nationalism and Contemporary Russian Literature”

“The Use of Photographs in Russian Exile Literature”

KANEKO Etsuko (Shikoku Gakuin University, Japan)
“Gallicisms of the Syntax Level in Pushkin’s Prose”

Sergey Afontsev (IMEMO, Russia)
“The Political Economy of Tariff Unification: The Case of Russia”

OHNO Shigeki (SRC)
“Oil, Gas and the Russian Banking Sector”

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