ACLS Humanities Program in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine

2000 Awardees and Reports

In the second year of this program, the American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce awards in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine in two categories: Short-term Grants for Projects in the Humanities and Grants in Support of Publications. Awards were made to individuals doing exemplary work in the humanities during a time of crisis and contraction. Ninety-one awards were made in amounts averaging between $2,000 and $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


Vladimir ABASHEV (Perm), Perm State University. Russian literary life in Perm periodicals (1890-1917).

Vira AGEYEVA (Kyiv), Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Feminist discourse in Ukrainian modernism. Report (PDF).

Volodymyr ALEKSANDROVYCH (Lviv), Ivan Franko Lviv State University. The origin and development of Pokrov iconography in Ukrainian medieval painting. Report (PDF).

Maria ALEXEEVA (St. Petersburg), State Russian Museum. The place of Mikhail Makhaev: town landscape and drawing in the art of the 18th century. Report (PDF).

Alexandre ANTOCHTCHENKO (Petrozavodsk), Petrozavodsk State University. Russian emigrants in search of identity (1917-1939).

Serhij BILENKY (Kyiv),  T.Shevchenko Kyiv National University. Humanities discourse at Kyiv University during the period of 1834-1850.

Tatiana BOGDANOVA (St. Petersburg), National Library of Russia. The ecclesiastical-academic corporation in Russia from the late 19th century to the early 20th century: N.N.Glubokovskii and his milieu.

Nikolaj BOGOMOLOV (Moscow), M. Lomonosov Moscow State University. Mikhail Kuzmin through his diary. Report (PDF).

Leonid BORODKIN (Moscow),  M. Lomonosov Moscow State University. Social values in Russian industry (1907-1927).

Lioudmila BRODOVSKAIA (Kazan), Kazan State University. Provincial Russian theater at the beginning of the 20th century.

Oleg BUBENOK (Kyiv), Institute of Oriental Studies. Alans-Ases in the Golden Horde (13th-15th centuries). Report (PDF).

Tetyana CHAYKA (Kyiv), H.Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy. The Holocaust in Ukraine: biographical, psychological, and ethical aspects. Report (PDF).

Valerii CHEMES (Kyiv), T.Shevchenko Kyiv National University. The linguistic situation in modern Ukraine: quantitative and qualitative parameters. Report (PDF).

Ihor CHORNOVOL (Lviv),  Lviv Academy of Art. Ukrainians in the Parliament of Galicia, 1880-1895. Report (PDF).

Kira DOLININA (St. Petersburg), St. Petersburg European University. Curriculum development: "The Restitution of Artistic Valuables as a Socio-Cultural Issue of the 20th Century." Report (PDF).

Youri ESKINE (Moscow), Russian State Archives of Ancient Records. The "precedence institution" [mestnichestvo] in 16th-17th century Russia.

Vira FRYS (Lviv), Stefanyk Lviv Scientific Library of Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. A history of the Cyrillic book in Ukraine, 11th-18th centuries: course of lectures. Report (PDF).

Tamara GABRUS (Minsk), Institute of Art History, Ethnography, and Folklore. Archived graphic materials relating to 16th-18th century Belarusian architecture. Report (PDF).

Kira GYULUMYANTS (Minsk), Belarusian State University. Polish-Russian hraseological Dictionary. Report (PDF).

Olena HUZAR (Ternopil), Ternopil State Pedagogical University. The orthographic code of the Ukrainian language and current efforts at standardization. Report (PDF).

Sergey IAROV (St. Petersburg), Institute of Russian History. Formation of social conformism in Soviet Russia: Petrograd, 1917-1921.

Yuri IVANOV (Ivanovo-Region), Pedagogical State University. Uezd [regional] ideology: religious and political life of a Russian province at the beginning of the 20th century. Report (PDF).

Elisaveta IVANOVA (St. Petersburg), Russian Institute of Art History.  Constructivism in Iosif Schillinger's works. Report (PDF).

Myron KAPRAL (Lviv), Hrushevskyi Institute of Ukrainian Archeography and Source Studies. Lviv in the 16th-18th centuries: a multinational history. Report (PDF).

Oksana KARLINA (Lutsk), Volynian State University. History of Volyn towns, 1794-1861. Report (PDF).

Elena KHODORKOVSKAIA (St. Petersburg), Russian Institute of Art History. "Opera Seria" in St. Petersburg in the 18th century.

Olha KOCHERGA (Kyiv), Bogolyubov Institute of Theoretical Physics. English-Ukrainian-English Dictionary for Physicists. Report (PDF).

Gennadii KOCHESHKOV (Yaroslavl), Yaroslavl State Pedagogical University. The relationship between the center and the regions of Russia (1917).

Vladimir KOSHELEV (Minsk), Belarusian State University. Islamic revival in Russia and the CIS.

Tatiana KOTOVICH (Vitebsk), Vitebsk State University. Malevich and the classical Avant-guard in Vitebsk.

Volodymyr KOVALENKO (Chernihiv), Chernihiv State Pedagogical University. The Chernihiv-Siversk region in the medieval history of East-Central Europe (11th-13th centuries).

Mikola KRYVALTSEVICH (Minsk), Institute of History. Ancient funeral customs in Belarus: morphology, chronology, cultural identification, and social structure. Report (PDF).

Ksenia KUMPAN (St. Petersburg), Publishing House "Akademichesky Project". Philological and literary studies at the Institute of Art History in the 1920s.

Oleh KUPCHYNSKYY (Lviv), Lviv T.Shevchenko Scientific Society. Analysis of documents of the Galician-Volhynian principality (13th-14th centuries). Report (PDF).

Aleksander KUZMIN (Orel), Orel Commercial Institute. Free enterprise and Russian provincial society at the end of the 19th-early 20th century (based on the materials of Orel gubernia).

Tamara LIKHACH (Minsk), Belarusian Academy of Music. Musical culture in the Uniate Church of Belarus.

Alexander LISOV (Vitebsk), Vitebsk State University. Vitebsk Renaissance: artistic life in Vitebsk, 1918-1924.

Igor LUKOIANOV (St. Petersburg), Institute of Russian History. Russia in the Far East (1890s-1904).

Juriy LUKOMSKYY (Lviv),  Krypiakevych Institute of Ukrainian Studies. Architectural monuments of ancient Halych (12th-13th centuries). Report (PDF).

Rostyslav MELNYKOV (Kharkiv), H.Skovoroda State Pedagogical University. The theory and practice of Ukrainian modern art: literary processes in 1920s-1930s. Report (PDF).

Andrey NEMZER (Moscow), Russian Academy of Theater. Poetics in the novels of Yury Tynyanov.

Alexander NIKANOROV (St. Petersburg), Russian Institute of Art History. The history of traditional bell culture in the Pskov-Novgorod region.

Natalia OGARKOVA (St. Petersburg), Russian Institute of Art History. The Soviet way of life and music in Russia in the 1920s-1930s (based on St. Petersburg materials). Report (PDF).

Konstantin POLIVANOV (Moscow), World Literature Institute. Scholarly commentary on Boris Pasternak's books Bliznec v Tuchah (1913) and Poverh Barierov (1916).

Danylo RADIVILOV (Kyiv), Institute of Oriental Studies. Description of the Arabic manuscripts in the I. Franko Lviv State University Scientific Library.  Report (PDF).

Nikolaj ROGOZHIN (Moscow), Institute of Russian History.  The Posolskii Prikaz of the 16th-17th centuries and its role in the development of East-West relations.  Report (PDF).

Alexander RUSAKOV (St. Petersburg), St. Petersburg State University. Linguistic and socio-linguistic description of the North Russian Romani dialect.

Valeriy RYBALKIN (Kyiv), Institute of Oriental Studies.  Early development of Arabic linguistic thought with special reference to al-Halil's heritage. Report (PDF).

Petro RYKHLO (Chernivtsi), Chernivtsi State University. Anthology of the German poetry of Bukovina: "The Lost Harp." Report (PDF).

Valentyna SHANDRA (Kyiv), Hrushevskyi Institute of Archeography and Source Studies. Governor-generalships in Ukraine in the 19th-early 20th centuries: history, functions, political and legislative status. Report (PDF).

Vadim SHCHERBAKOV (Moscow), State Institute of Art Studies. Documentary study of Vsevolod Meyerhold's production of The Forest.  Report (PDF).

Irina SHILOVA (Moscow), Cinema Art Institute. Masquerade as a cultural phenomenon.

Sergei SIVUHA (Minsk), European Humanities University. Gender identity in narrative biographies and life projects.

Ihor SKOCHYLYAS (Lviv), Institute of Church History, Lviv Theological Academy. Source studies in the early modern history of Ukraine and Belarus. Report (PDF).

Anatolij SKOROBOGATOV (Kharkiv), Kharkiv State University. Kharkiv in the period of German-Fascist occupation. Report (PDF).

Tatiana SOROKINA (Omsk), Omsk State University. The policy of Priamur Krai authorities toward Chinese immigrants (late 19th-early 20th centuries). Report (PDF).

Natalia STARCHENKO (Kyiv), Hrushevskyi Institute of Ukrainian Archeography and Source Studies.  Between male discourse and social practice: the place of women in the Ukrainian gentry from the end of the 16th century to the middle of the 17th century. 

Larissa STEPANOVA (St. Petersburg), Institute of Linguistic Studies. Unknown marginal notes of the 16th century on Pietro Bembo's Grammatical Treatise (1525) in the St. Petersburg Library. Report (PDF).

Mykola SULYMA (Kyiv),  T.Shevchenko Institute of Literature. Books of Penance in the 17th-18th centuries: plots, characters, and poetics.

Natalia SUVOROVA (Omsk), Omsk State University. The rationalization of traditional institutions of self-management in the context of the formation of a governing structure for the Siberian region.

Elena TCHERNOZEMOVA (Moscow), Moscow State Pedagogical University. New theoretical and methodical positions for teaching world literature in Russian universities.

Nataliya TORKUT (Zaporizhzhya),  Zaporizhzhya State University. Research workshop for young scholars: "The Literary Panorama of the Shakespearean Epoch." Report (PDF).

Myroslav TROFYMUK (Lviv), Institute of Neo-Latin Studies, Lviv Theological Academy. Latin-Ukrainian Dictionary.

Petr WIEBE (Omsk), Omsk State Historical Museum. Development of the Website "Siberian Museums."

Ulana YEDLINSKA (Lviv), Krypiakevych Institute of Ukrainian Studies. Polish-Ukrainian Dictionary.

Shevket YUNUSSOV (Simferopol),  V.Vernadskiy Tavrida National University. Crimean-Tatar poetry of the 1920s: problems of poetic style, versification, artistic forms, and literary criticism.

Yaroslav ZABOROVSKY (Ivano-Frankivsk), Independent Scholar. Ukrainian Catholic clergy in the Stanislav region (1939-1950).

Publication Support Grants

Natalia AVTONOMOVA (Moscow), Russian State University for the Humanities. Annotated publication of Derrida's book Of Grammatology.

Sergei BELIAEV (St. Petersburg), Russian State Historical Archive. Peter Bark and Russian financial policy from 1914 to 1917.

Mariya CHYKALO (Lviv), Krypiakevych Institute of Ukrainian Studies. Dictionary of the Ukrainian language of the 16th-17th centuries, vols. 7, 8.

Alexander FILJUSHKIN (Voronezh), Voronezh State University. Publication of the scholarly journal Actio Nova.

Andrei GOLOVNEV (Omsk), Bureau of Ethnography. Nenets myths and legends.

Maria HABLEVYCH (Lviv), Ivan Franko Lviv State University. Shakespeare's Sonnets (1609 ed., in English) with introduction, commentary, and appendices.

Ivan HERASYM (Lviv), Lviv Theological Academy. Annotated bibliography "Ukrainians in Latin America" (Website database).

Nikolai IZVOLOV (Moscow), Cinema Art Institute. Interrelations of esthetics and technology in late Russian and early Soviet cinema (1895-1932).

Georgii KASIANOV (Kyiv), Institute of Ukrainian History. Publication of The Ukrainian Humanities Review, issue 3, 2000.

Petro KULAKOVSKY (Ostroh), University of Ostroh Academy. Chancery of the Ruthenian (Volynian) metrics (1569-1673): historical studies of Ukrainian regionalism in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.

Khushkadam KURBANOV (Khmelnytskyj), Institute of Oriental Studies (Kyiv). Dictionary of the Shudan-Rushan group of the Pamir languages.

Vladimir LAPSHIN (St. Petersburg), Institute of the History of Material Culture. The Tver Kremlin: integrated archeological source studies.

Vitaly MAKHLINE (Moscow), Moscow State Pedagogical University. Publication of the Bakhtinskii Sbornik, no. 4.

Ayder MEMETOV (Simferopol), Simferopol State University. Lexicology of the Crimean-Tatar language.

Nikolay MIKHAILOV (St. Petersburg), Institute of Russian History.  Lahta: five centuries of history (1500-2000).

Nikolai PANKOV (Moscow), M. Lomonosov Moscow State University. Materials toward a biography of Mikhail Bakhtin: studies, documents, and interviews. Report (PDF).

Jelena POGOSJAN (Tartu),  Tartu University. The subjective factor in official ideology: the historian as subject of the Russian Empire, its servant and ideologist (1721-1796).

Anna PORFIRIEVA (St. Petersburg), Russian Institute of Art History. St. Petersburg: musical culture in documents.

Anatoli REMNEV (Omsk), Omsk State University.  Imperial government in the Russian Far-East.

Henadz SAHANOVICH (Minsk), Institute of History. Hanse and the German Order in Belarusian history.

Tatsiana SHCHYTTSOVA (Minsk), European Humanities University. Publication of 4 issues of Topos, a journal of philosophical and cultural studies.

Christina STREKALOVSKAIA (Pskov), Pskov Polytechnical Institute.  Post-romantic dialogues: musical-esthetic polemics at the beginning of the 20th century (with commentary).

Leonid USHKALOV (Kharkiv), H. Skovoroda Kharkiv Pedagogical University. Ukrainian Baroque theological thinking: seven studies on Hryhorii Skovoroda.

Nikolai VAKHTIN (St. Petersburg), European University of St. Petersburg.  A socio-linguistic overview of the language situation in the Far North of Russia in the 20th century.