ACLS Humanities Program in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine

2006 Awardees and Reports

In the eighth 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. Forty-two awards were made for research grants and eleven 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

Evgeny AFONASIN, Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk, Russia. Ancient Pythagoreanism: A doxographic study. Report (PDF).

Olga BELIKOVA, Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Russia. Medieval culture of the south of Western Siberia in archaeobotanic context (based on archaeological sources).

Olga BESSMERTNAYA, Institute for Oriental Culture and Antiquity, Moscow, Russia. Muslim Azef or "playing the other": Cross-cultural encounters through the individual strategy of M.-B. Hadjetlache (periphery of Russian Muslim reformism of the early 20th Century). Report (PDF).

Dmitro BILYI, Donetsk Institute of Law, Donetsk, Ukraine. History of Kuban' Ukrainian population in 1792-1920.

Margaret DADYKINA, European University at St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia. Economic strategy of the medieval peasant: Specificity of behavior, a choice of the purpose and means (based on peasant wills of Russian North of the 15th to the 17th Century). Report (PDF).

Nina DYMSHITZ, Russian State Institute of Cinematography, Moscow, Russia. Anthology of Russian film criticism in 5 volumes. Report (PDF).

Elena DYTCHAK, Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Russia. Determination and analysis of factors allowing Old Belief to retain basic features of life style and mentality under conditions of modernization (based on study of working monasteries located in the taiga). Report (PDF).

Nadiya GAVRYLYUK, Institute of Literature, Kyiv, Ukraine. Ukrainian polymetric verse. Report (PDF).

Aleksej IVANOV, Mari State University, Yoshkar-Ola, Russia. The surveys of the Vyatka Science Research Institute of Local History: "The influence of the revolution on the way of life of a national minority" (1920s).

Olena IVANOVA, Karazin Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv, Ukraine. Collective memory about the Holocaust in the youth of different regions of Ukraine. Report (PDF).

Konstantin JERUSALIMSKY, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia. A collection of Kurbsky's writings: Manuscripts, texts, mentalities. Report (PDF).

Ekatherina KHODZHAEVA, Kazan State University, Kazan, Russia. Contemporary Tatar and Russian weddings in cities: Interference of globalization and ethno-religious revival. Report (PDF).

Oleg KHOMA, Vinnytsa National Technical University, Vinnytsa, Ukraine. Preparation of material for a reference book of Cartesian epistemological terminology.

Roksolana KOSIV, Lviv National Academy of Arts, Lviv, Ukraine. Banners of the 17th to the 18th Century in Ukraine: Types, development, symbolism, iconography, and artistic features. Report (PDF).

Ala KOZHYNAVA, Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus. Religious-polemical works in Tatar literature in Belarus: Paleographic, linguistic, and cultural analysis.

Krystsina LAVYSH, Institute of Art History, Ethnography and Folklore, Minsk, Belarus. Artistic connections of medieval towns of Belarus with the countries of the Oriental and Byzantine world. Report (PDF).

Andrei MATSUK, Institute of History, Minsk, Belarus. The struggle of magnate societies of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (1717-63). Report (PDF).

Vladimir MAZHUGA, St. Petersburg Institute of History, St. Petersburg, Russia. Chronology of the Roman Grammarians’ works: Philosophical ideas, formal analysis, grammatical doctrine, theoretical legacy, and the origin of European grammatical terms. Report (PDF).

Konstantin MOROZOV, "Memorial" Society, Moscow, Russia. Status, everyday life, and struggle for "politregime" of socialist political prisoners in Soviet Russia from 1918 to the mid-1930s compared with the subculture and practices of former Russian revolutionarists. Report (PDF).

Marianna MURAVYEVA, Herzen State Pedagogical University, St. Petersburg, Russia. Sexual violence in Russia, USA, and England: Masculinity, gender, and nation state from the 17th to the 18th Century. Report (PDF).

Pavel NAZYROV, Chelyabinsk State University, Chelyabinsk, Russia. Peasants and authorities: Study of the regulation of agrarian relationships in Russian provinces of South Ural in 1917-21. Report (PDF).

Natalya NEVZOROVA, National Library of Russia, St. Petersburg, Russia. The catalogue of L.N. Benoi's archives in the National Library of Russia: Preparation for publication.

Liudmila Pril, Modern History Documentation Center, Tomsk, Russia. Bishop Amphilokhiy (Zhuravlev, 1873-1937) and his life: Historical-biographical research based on OGPU-NKVD documentation.

Boris RAEV, Southern Science Center, Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Complete publication of materials of the kurgan cemetery with the rich Sarmatian graves of the 1st Century AD in the neighborhood of ancient Tanais.

Irina REBROVA, Kuban' State Technological University, Krasnodar, Russia. War in participants' perception: Local picture of the World War II in archives of Krasnodarskij Kraj and Republic of Adygea.

Oleg ROMANKO, Crimea State Medical University, Simferopol', Ukraine. German occupation policy on the territory of Crimea and the national question (1941-44).

Andrey ROMANOV, Chelyabinsk State University, Chelyabinsk, Russia. The construction of historical memory of the Russian peasants of the late 19th to the early 20th Century.

Alexander ROZHKOV, Krasnodar State University of Culture and Arts, Krasnodar, Russia. Interrelations between youth and authorities in Kuban in 1928 through the prism of microhistory: "G. Syndarovsky case."

Andrey RUMYANTSEV, General State Historical Archive, St. Petersburg, Russia. A guidebook with the description of the documents of St. Petersburg Central State Historical Archive from 1703 to 1917.

Dmitry SELTSER, Tambov State University, Tambov, Russia. Perestroika and CPSU nomenklatura: Late Soviet and Post-Soviet history of regional CPSU nomenklatura.

Sergei SLOBODIN, North-Eastern Interdisciplinary Research Institute, Magadan, Russia. Archaeological research at the most important sites of the Ohkotsk-Kolyma Upland and studying museum collections: Preparation of a "Corpus" of archaeological materials.

Ina SORKINA, Grodno State University, Grodno, Belarus. Small towns of Belarus of the late 18th and the first half of the 19th Century.

Valery STEPANOV, Institute of Russian History, Moscow, Russia. Russian bureaucrats in business and businessmen in government service: The mentality and behavioral stereotypes (from the late 19th to the early 20th Century).

Nataliya SUREVA, Zaporizhzha National University, Zaporizhzha, Ukraine. Regional elite discourse in the Russian Empire: The case of the Ukrainian Steppe from the late 18th to the 19th Century.

Jaroslav TARAS, Institute of Ethnology, Lviv, Ukraine. Ukrainian wooden sacral architecture: Illustrated encyclopedic reference dictionary.

Zarina TSARIKAEVA, Institute of Archaeology, Moscow, Russia. Cultural contacts of Southeast European tribes in the early Middle Ages (based on computer mapping of Alanic amulets and mirrors).

Tatiana VORONINA, European University at St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia. The BAM as viewed from the capital: Its representation in Soviet propaganda and its impact on the life stories and identity of former BAM workers.

Vitalii VOROPANOV, Ural Academy of Civil Service, Chelyabinsk, Russia. Justice practices in 1775-1864: Participation of elected class assessors (comparative analysis or region-specific features).

Valentin VYDRIN, Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, St. Petersburg, Russia. Toward a reconstruction of the Proto-Mande.

Margarita VYKHRYSTIOUK, Tobolsk State Pedagogical University, Tobolsk, Russia. Studying, description, and publication of hand-written monuments of the spiritual culture of Russian people of Tobolsk, the ancient capital of Siberia.

Irina YUKINA, Nevsky Institute of Language and Culture, St. Petersburg, Russia. Reader on the history of Russian feminism of the late 19th and the early 20th Century.

Nataliya YUSOVA, Institute of History, Kyiv, Ukraine. Dogmatization in historical scholarship in the USSR: Legitimization of conception/theory of Old Russian Nationality (from the mid-1940s to the 1950s).

Publication Support Grants 

Natalia ABLAZHEY, Institute of History, Siberian Branch, Novosibirsk, Russia. From East to West: Russian Diaspora in China.

Myroslava DIADIUK, Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine, Lviv, Ukraine. The Ukrainian women's movement in inter-war Galicia: Between gender identity and national involvement.

Sergey IAROV, Herzen State Pedagogical University, St. Petersburg, Russia. Conformism in Soviet Russia: Petrograd-Leningrad in 1917-25.

Maria MAIOFIS, New Literary Review, Moscow, Russia. History, ideology, and aesthetics of the "Arzamas" literary society.

Oleg PANCHENKO, Institute of Russian Literature (Pushkinskii Dom), St. Petersburg, Russia. Literary activities of the Solovki monastery in the late 17th Century.

Tamara POLESHCHUK, Ivan Franko Lviv National University, Lviv, Ukraine. The history of Russia from the 19th to the early 20th Century.

Alexej RAZDORSKIJ, National Library of Russia, St. Petersburg, Russia. Books of custom and drinking duties of Kursk town and Kursk district (1720).

Olena ROMANOVA, Krymsky Institute of Oriental Studies, Kyiv, Ukraine. The ideal of a righteous person in Ancient Egypt based on the "biographical texts" of the Old and the Middle Kingdom.

Alexander TORTIKA, Kharkiv State Academy of Culture, Kharkiv, Ukraine. North West Khazaria in the context of the history of Eastern Europe from the 8th to the 10th Century.

Andrei YANUSHKEVICH, Belarusian Institute of Law, Minsk, Belarus. The Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Livonian War (1558-70).

Maksym YAREMENKO, Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kyiv, Ukraine. Kyiv monasticism in the 18th Century.