ACLS Humanities Program in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine

2005 Awardees and Reports

In the seventh year of this program, the American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the awarding of Short-term Grants in the Humanities and Publication Support Grants in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine. Awards were made to individuals doing exemplary work in the humanities in the region. Thirty-seven awards were made for research grants and nineteen to support publication of completed projects.

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

Mikhail BOYTSOV, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia. Political symbolism in the Medieval Europe: representations of power in Occident, Byzantium, and Rus’. Report (PDF).

Nina BRAGUINSKAIA, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia. "Joseph and Aseneth: apocrypha, novel, midrash": first Russian edition of the text, translation, detailed commentary, and study.

Viktor BREKHUNENKO, Hrushevskyi Institute of Ukranian Archaegraphy and Source Studies, Kyiv, Ukraine. Typology of Christian Cossack communities in Eastern Europe from the 16th to the mid-18th centuries.

Chimiza DARGYN-OOL, Institute for Humanitarian Research, Moscow, Russia. Transformation of ethno-cultural traditions in the representatives of ethnic diasporas in a present day megapolis, based on the example of the Tuvan diaspora in Moscow. Report (PDF).

Aleh DZIARNOVICH, Institute of History, Minsk, Belarus, "The Vitebsk—Riga acts": documents on history of relations of Vitebsk with the hanseatic city Riga (14th–17th centuries) in the Latvia State Historical Archive.Report (PDF).

Marsil FARKHSHATOV, Institute of History, St. Petersburg, Russia. Polemics across the borders: A.Z. Validi's and A.P. Kovalevsky's research on Ibn Fadlan's "Traveling notes" (921-922). Report (PDF).

Olena HALETA, I. Franko Lviv National University, Lviv, Ukraine. Elaboration on the archives and preparation for publication of Yuriy Mezhenko's research works in literature studies. Report (PDF).

Tatiana IAKOVLEVA, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia. Ivan Mazepa and Russian authorities.

Vitaly KIRYUSHCHENKO, State University-Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg, Russia. Charles Peirce's system of signs and classical rationalism: American pragmatism on the problem of objective motivation. Report (PDF).

Valentyna KONOBRODSKA, Zhytomyr State University, Zhytomyr, Ukraine. Vocabulary research of the phenomena of traditional folk spiritual culture in Middle Polissya, ethno-linguistic aspect. Report (PDF).

Mikhail KOROUSSENKO, Institute of History, Philology and Philosophy, Omsk, Russia. Cultural outlook of Siberian Tatars: a dictionary "Mythology of Siberian Tatars." Report (PDF).

Galina KOSMOLINSKAYA, Moscow University Library, Moscow, Russia. Italian "popular" novel about Bertoldo and its perceptions in Russian culture of the age of Enlightenment: research and publication of the illustrated manuscript of the 1740s.

Youri KOSTYASHOV, Kaliningrad State University, Kaliningrad, Russia. Policy of Moscow towards the Kaliningrad Region in 1945-56. Report (PDF).

Olga KOUZNETSOVA, Institute of Russian Literature (Pushkinskij Dom), St. Petersburg, Russia. The publication of the correspondence between Viacheslav Ivanov and his wife, L.D. Zinovieva-Annibal during the years of 1893-1900.

Olga KOVALEVSKA, Institute of Ukrainian History, Kyiv, Ukraine. "Mazepiana" in museum collections of Ukraine.

Tatyana LEONTYEVA, Tver State University, Tver, Russia. Authorities, church, and nation as perceived by the provincial clergyman (1830-90). Report (PDF).

Marina LOSKUTOVA, European University at St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia. The politics of memory and regional identities in the late Imperial Russia: the making of the "Russian North," 1870s-1914.

Liudmila LUTSEVICH, Private Design Studio, Minsk, Belarus. The basic historical tendencies of the development and composition's peculiarities of country-estate parks of Belarus of the late 19th–early 20th centuries.

Tatiana OPARINA, Novosibirsk Teachers Training University, Novosibirsk, Russia. Attitudes of the Russian Orthodox Church towards the Kiev (Ukrainian) Orthodox tradition: from the end of the Smuta, 1613 to Pereiaslav, 1654.

Iryna ORLEVYCH, I. Krypiakevych Institute of Ukrainian Studies, Lviv, Ukraine. The Ukrainian national-cultural institutions in Galicia from the late 18th to the early 20th centuries.

Valery PETROFF, Institute of Philosophy, Moscow, Russia. The synthesis of philosophical and theological traditions of Byzantium and the Latin West in John Scotus Erigena's teaching of the universe and man. Report (PDF).

Arkadiy PETROV, Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Russia. The culture of Russian epistolary: a correspondence between V.A. Zukovsky and two brothers, A. Ja. Bukgakov and C. Ja. Bulgakov. Report (PDF).

Olga POPOVA, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia. 11th-century Byzantine and medieval Russian illuminated manuscripts. Report (PDF).

Olga PYROZHENKO, Karazin Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv, Ukraine. Constructing the subject in animated film: cross-cultural study.

Iryna SHAULIAKOVA-BARZENKA, Institute of Parliamentarism and Entrepreneurship, Minsk, Belarus. Contemporary Belarusian literature at the fracture of the cultural paradigm: characteristics and consequences of formation of a new type of art consciousness. Report (PDF).

Irina SILINA, Altai State University, Barnaul, Russia. Migration on the south of western Siberia in the first third of the 20th century: historical-demographic and ethnic aspects.

Svetlana SMIRNOVA, Publishing House Atlant, St. Petersburg, Russia. Social and demographical thesaurus of the Russian empire in the 19th to early 20th century, bureaucratic terminology at the central and local level.

Olga SMOLYAK, Perm State Technical University, Perm, Russia. Reconstruction of the Soviet large city dweller's cultural world on the basis of archive sources analysis, films, and periodicals.

Vita SUSAK, Lviv Gallery of Arts, Lviv, Ukraine. Ukrainian branch of the Paris School, 1900-39. Report (PDF).

Sergey TOCHENOV, Ivanovo State University, Ivanovo, Russia. Anti-Soviet actions and manifestations of dissatisfactions with administration policy in the rear during the Great Patriotic War. Report (PDF).

Anastasia TUMANOVA, Tambov State University, Tambov, Russia. The public (obshchestvennost) and traditions of civil self-activity in a Russian provincial town at the turn of the 19th–20th centuries. Report (PDF).

Vladyslav VERSTYUK, Institute of Ukrainian History, Kyiv, Ukraine. Serhiy Yefremov, political essays: 1917-20. Report (PDF).

Lia YANGULOVA, Kazan State University, Kazan, Russia. Imposture (samozvanstvo): madness or treason? The traditional concepts of insanity in imperial Russia and scientific psychiatric classifications. Report (PDF).

Vitalii YAREMCHUK, National University of Osroh Academy, Ostroh, Ukraine. National history in the post-Stalin period: example of Ukraine (1954-73). Report (PDF).

Anatoliy YERMOLENKO, H. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy, Kyiv, Ukraine. Ecological ethics: the problems of justification.Report (PDF).

Irina ZAVADSKAYA, Institute of Oriental Studies, Crimean Branch, Simferopol, Ukraine. Systematization and catalogization of Crimean churches of the 4th–15th centuries according to the publications and archival materials.

Yuriy ZAZULYAK, Institute of Ukrainian Studies, Lviv, Ukraine. Feud, violence, and noble community in the late medieval kingdom of Poland: the evidence from the Rus' palatinate, 15th–16th centuries. Report (PDF).


Publication Support Grants

Zoya DMITRIEVA, Institute of Russian History, St. Petersburg, Russia. The Russian province in Pavel Bolotov's eye: 1787 desk calendar.

Aliaksandr HUZHALOUSKI, Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus. "We beg your mercy," or Belarusian modern history in letters and complaints of people to the communist party: a collection of documents.

Boris KAGANOVICH, Institute of Russian History, St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia. Sergei Fedorovich Oldenburg and the Russian Academy of Science.

Margarita KORZO, Institute of Philosophy, Moscow, Russia. Ukrainian-Belarusian catechetical tradition, 16th–18th centuries: formation, evolution, and problem of borrowings.

Nazar KOZAK, I. Franko Lviv National University, Lviv, Ukraine. Image and authority: the representation of political elite in the art of Kyivan Rus'.

Svetlana MOROZOVA, Yanka Kupala Grodno State University, Grodno, Belarus. The resistance to the de-unization in Belarus (1780-1839).

Marian MUDRYI, I. Franko Lviv National University, Lviv, Ukraine. Gente Ruthenus natione Polonus. the problem of choice between Polish and Ukrainian national idea in the public discourse of Galicia from the late 18th to the early 20th centuries.

Olga NESTEROVA, Institute of World Literature, Moscow, Russia. Origen, Biblical exegesis, methods of interpretation of Scripture, allegory, typology, hermeneutics.

Margarita PAVLOVA, Institute of Russian Literature, St. Petersburg, Russia. Feodor Sologub from the 1890s to the early 1900s: life and literary career.

Galina PETROVA, Russian Institute of Art History, St. Petersburg, Russia. The court orchestra and the development of instrumental practice in Petersburg of the first half of the 19th century: institutions, persons, traditions.

Ekaterina PRAVILOVA, European University at St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia. Finances of an empire: essays on Russian economic politics in the Borderlands (19th–early 20th centuries).

Larisa SAVITSKA, Kharkiv Academy of Design and Arts, Kharkiv, Ukraine. Ukrainian art in the context of artistic life at the turn of the centuries: 1890-1910.

Andrey SKOROBOGATOV, Institute of Economics, Management, and Law, Kazan, Russia. The political ideas and the symbols in the discourse of the power of the Emperor Paul.

Maksym STRIKHA, Ukrainian Center of Cultural Studies, Kyiv, Ukraine. Ukrainian literary translation: between literature and nation-building.

Siarhej TOKC, Yanka Kupala Grodno State University, Grodno, Belarus. Social-cultural development of the Belarusian village in the ethno-confessional boundary regions.

Dilyara USMANOVA, Kazan State University, Kazan, Russia. Muslim sectarianism in late imperial Russia: the Viasov movement, 1870-1917.

Efim VODONOS, A.N. Radischev Saratov State Art Museum, Saratov, Russia. Artistic life in Saratov in the period of "cultural burst" (1918-32).

Iryna VORONCHUK, Institute of Ukrainian Archeography, Kyiv, Ukraine. The population of Volhinia in the 16th–first half of the 17th centuries: family, household, and demographic factors.

Elena YUKHIMENKO, State Historical Museum, Moscow, Russia. Creative heritage of the Old Believers' writers of Vyg literary school: scholarly edition.