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ACLS Humanities Program in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine

1999 Awardees and Reports

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In the inaugural year of this program, the American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the awarding of Short-term Grants for Humanities Leadership in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine. Awards were made to individuals doing exemplary work in the humanities during a time of crisis and contraction. Fifty-five awards were made in amounts from $1,000 to $4,000.

Reports are provided in .pdf format; you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader (available free of charge) if you do not already have it on your computer.

This program is made possible by funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. A list of recipients with city, institutional affiliation, and project title follows.

Short-term Grants for Projects in the Humanities


Natalia AVTONOMOVA (Moscow), Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities. Russian conceptual language and its encounter with contemporary Western thought. Report (PDF).

Sergei BELIAEV (St. Petersburg), Russian State Historical Archive. Piotr Bark and Russian financial policy from 1914-1917. Report (PDF).

Alexandre BELOOUSSOV (St. Petersburg), St. Petersburg State University. Creation of a scholarly commentary to Leonid Dobychin's novel The Town of N. Report (PDF).

Alexander BENDZIN (Minsk), European Humanities University. Interconfessional relations on the territory of Belarus in 1900-1917: problems of mutual understanding.

Vladimir BUHARAEV (Kazan), Kazan State University. Verbal-cultural conceptions specific to "ethno-marginal" mentality in Tartarstan. Report (PDF).

Maria CHYKALO (Lviv), The Krypiakevich Institute/Academy of Sciences. Proceeding from past into the future: a Ukrainian language dictionary of the 16th-first half of the 17th century.

Galina DERBINA (Minsk), Fr. Scaryna National Center for Education Research. The movement towards codification of law in the 16th century in Belarus and Poland. Report (PDF).

Grigoriy FAYMAN (Moscow), Nezavissimaya Gazeta (The Independent). Preparation and publication of an anthology based on archival material: Criminal History of Soviet Literature and Theater (abstracts). Report (PDF).

Vladimir FEDIUK (Yaroslavl), Yaroslavl State University. History of the VKPB: a short course in Stalinist and post-modernist readings, with historiographical comments.

Alexander FILJUSHKIN (Voronezh), Voronezh State University. Methodological revolution in modern Russian humanities disciplines: the problem of adequacy and prospects of mastering and developing Western theories and methods. Report (PDF).

Liudmila GATAGOVA (Moscow), Institute of Russian History, RAS. International relations within the Russian Empire, the USSR and the post-Soviet states: an aspect of conflict.

Andrei GOLOVNEV (Tobolsk), Ethnographic Bureau (NGO). Mythology and rituals of Siberian Samoyeds (Nenets).

Olga GORSHKOVOZ (Minsk), European Humanities University. Painter Xaverius Dominic Heski and monumental art of 18th century Belarus.

Maria HABLEVYCH (Lviv), Ivan Franko Lviv State University. Shakespeare: the sonnets; the history of Hamlet (research, writing, translation).

Natalia HABOR (Lviv), Ivan Franko State University. Introduction of an interdisciplinary Gender Studies Program at Ivan Franko State University. Report (PDF).

Arkady IPPOLITOV (St. Petersburg), State Hermitage Museum. Piranesi and Russian culture.

Nikolai IZVOLOV (Moscow), NIIK (Cinema Art Institute). Reconstruction of so-called "lost" films using computer technologies. Report (PDF).

Roxana KHARCHUK (Kyiv), Kyiv Mohyla Academy. Poets’ use of the material of 20th century Ukrainian and Polish "village" prose.

Alexander KOLBASKO (Zaslawje), State Museum-Preserve of Belarus’an History and Culture. The adaptation of the archaeological site "Zamachak," an early Slavic settlement. Report (PDF).

Volodymyr KRAVCHENKO (Kharkiv), Kharkiv University. "Historiography of the History of Ukraine": course book for students and teachers.

Petro KULAKOVSKY (Ostroh), University of Ostroh Academy. Chancery of the Ruthenian/Volhynian Metrica, 1569-1673: studies of the history of Ukrainian regionalism in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Report (PDF).

Khushkadam KURBANOV (Khmelnytskyj), Institute of Oriental Studies in Kyiv. Completion of an etymological dictionary of Shugnano-Rushan group of Pamir Iranian languages.

Vladimir LAPSHIN (St. Petersburg), Institute of the History of Material Culture, RAS. The rescue and research of Ancient Tver: an interdisciplinary study of a medieval town. Report (PDF).

Tatyana LAPTEVA (Moscow), The Russian State Archives of Ancient Records. An annotated bibliography of Catherine the Great: works and documents.

Georgiy LEVINTON (St. Petersburg), European University. A folklore studies reader: companion to the course, "Folklore and Mythology". Report (PDF).

Vitalii MAKHLIN (Moscow), Moscow State Pedagogical University. Work on Cassirer, and Bakhtin: Translation (from German and English), criticism (an essay and two review articles), as well as editing (a collection of critical essays). Report (PDF).

Victor MALAKHOV (Kyiv), Institute of Philosophy, NAS. The philosophy and ethics of dialogue in the context of different cultural traditions.

Olga MANULKINA (St. Petersburg), St. Petersburg State Conservatory. Toward the unknown region: 20th century American music (lectures and essays).

Myroslav MARYNOVYCH (Lviv), Lviv Theological Academy. Christianity and Ukrainian society at the end of the 20th century. Report (PDF).

Ayder MEMETOV (Simferopol), Simferopol State University. Historical lexicology of the Crimea-Tartar language. Report (PDF).

Nikolay MIKHAILOV (St. Petersburg), Institute of Russian History, RAS. Lahta: an opportunity for a comprehensive study of a unique historical and cultural environment. Report (PDF).

Alexander MOTSYA (Kyiv), National Ukraine Academy of Sciences. Study of spatial, ecological and economic features of population development in the unique cultural region of Polissya during the medieval period.

Natalia NUSSINOVA (Moscow), Film Art Research Institute. Russian emigré cinema in the US and Europe in the 20s and 30s.

Nikolai PANKOV (Vitebsk), Moscow M.V. Lomonosov State University. Materials for the creative history of M. Bakhtin's book Rabelais and his World.

Larissa PETINA (Tallinn), National Library of Estonia. The libraries of the Russian cultural societies in Estonia in the 19th-early 20th century. Report (PDF).

Jelena POGOSJAN (Tartu), Tartu University. Subjective factors in official ideology: historian as subject and ideologist of the Russian empire (1689-1796). Report (PDF).

Anna PORFIRIEVA (St. Petersburg), Russian Institute of the History of the Arts. Continuation of the encyclopedia The Musical Petersburg 18th Century, volumes 3 and 4.

Anatoly REMNEV (Omsk), Omsk State University. Autocracy and the Far East of Russia: regional administration in the 19th - beginning of the 20th century. Report (PDF).

Olena RUSINA (Kyiv), Institute of Ukrainian History, NAS. Ukrainian Lands within the political system of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Report (PDF).

Anatoliy RUSNACHENKO (Kyiv), educational and historical organization,"Memorial". National resistance in Ukraine, 1940-1950's, in the context of Eastern Europe. Report (PDF).

Roman RYKALIUK (Lviv), Ivan Franko State University. Design, development, implementation and maintenance of the Internet archive: "Ivan Franko: Life and Works."

Hienadz SAHANOVICH (Minsk), Institute of History of National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. Development of the new journal Belarusian Historical Review.

Yuriy SHAPOVAL (Kyiv), The Institute for Political and Ethnic Studies, NAS. Repressions against the Jews in Ukraine, 1920 - 1940. Report (PDF).

Tatsiana SHCHYTTSOVA (Minsk), European Humanities University. Preparation of a journal by the Center for Philosophical and Cultural Studies, "Topos". Report (PDF).

Andriy SODOMORA (Lviv), Lviv Danylo Halyts'kyi Medical University. On translating ancient poetry: a contribution to the history of Ukrainian artistic translation.

Galina SOMINICH (St. Petersburg), Leningrad Regional State University. A database of the administrative and political elite of the St. Petersburg-Leningrad region, 1900-1940.

Lydia STARODUBTSEVA (Kharkov), Kharkov State Academy of Culture. The memory and oblivion phenomenon in cultural history.

Christina STREKALOVSKAIA (Pskov), St. Petersburg Technical Institute. Romantic ideas in the post-romantic epoch (Pfitzner, Schreker, Busoni, Schoenberg). Report (PDF).

Halyna SVARNYK (Lviv), Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Lviv. Compilation of the Catalogue of the Shevchenko Scientific Society Archives in the National Library of Warsaw.

Oleh TURII (Lviv), Lviv Theological Academy. Conceptualizing an appropriate history of Christianity-course of studies, textbook, source collection.

Kostiantyn TYSCHENKO (Kyiv), Shevchenko National University. Institutionalization and development of a Linguistics Museum as an educational and research center. Report (PDF).

Vasyl ULIANOVSKYI (Kyiv), Shevchenko Kyiv University. Social crisis in the beginning of the 17th century and the Russian Orthodox Church.

Leonid USHKALOV (Kharkiv), Kharkiv Pedagogical University. History of 17th and 18th century Ukrainian literature: poetry, philosophy, theology.

Serhii VAKULENKO (Kharkiv), Kharkiv Pedagogical University. Mental word and spoken word: the problem of interrelation between cognition and language in 17th century Ukrainian philosophy. Report (PDF).

Leonid ZASHKILNYAK (Lviv), Ivan Franko State University. Preparation of a Ukrainian textbook on the history of Poland. Report (PDF).

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ACLS Humanities Program in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine

Program Description 

Awardees and Reports

Regional Meetings 

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NEW International Association for the Humanities 

For more information, contact ACLS Humanities Program.