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English News  No.13 , February 2006
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Mikhail Dolbilov
Elza-Bair Guchinova
Matthew Lenoe

Foreign Visitors Fellowship Program


The SRC has invited three noted scholars as foreign fellows for 2005-06: Mikhail D. Dolbilov (Department of History, Voronezh State University, Russia), Elza-Bair M. Guchinova (Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences) and Matthew E. Lenoe (University of Rochester, USA).  These three scholars will stay in Sapporo through February/March 2006.

Dr. Mikhail D. Dolbilov is a historian, specializing in 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 is “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 is “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 is “Soviet Culture, Political Control, and the Axial Age of Propaganda, 1917-1941.”


Three scholars have been selected as foreign fellows for 2006-07: Sergei Kozlov (Department of History, St. Petersburg State University, Russia), László Póti (Center for Strategic and Defense Studies, National Defense University, Hungary) and SU Fenglin (Institute of Russian Studies, Heilongjiang Provincial Academy of Social Sciences, China).

They will stay in Sapporo from June/July 2006 through March 2007.

Dr. Sergei Kozlov  is a historian, specializing in the 18th-19th centuries Russian history and culture.  The title of his research project at the SRC will be “‘Our (own)’ and ‘Foreign’ in Russian Historical Consciousness: Russian Travellers’ Perception of the West and the East Modern Times.”

Dr. László Póti  is a specialist of international relations and Russian studies whose recent researches focus on the Russian-EU relations.  The title of his research project at the SRC will be “Russian-Central European Relations in the Beginning of the 21st Century.”

Dr. SU Fenglin  is a historian, specializing in the 17th-19th century Russian history.  Recently he actively conducts studies on historical relationships between Russia and China.  The title of his research project at the SRC will be “The Sino-Russian Relationship in the Far East during the 17th to 19th Century.”


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 2007 and March 2008.

The SRC will provide one round-trip air ticket, a living allowance, inexpensive accommodation 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, visiting scholars are expected to give talks and hold consultations with the members of staff and graduate students.  The SRC expects fellows to give 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, 2006.  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, 2006.


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