Attraction of the leading scientists to Russian institutions of higher learning, research organizations of the governmental academies of sciences, and governmental research centers of the Russian Federation

Inner Asian macro-social history laboratory

About Laboratory

Grant Agreement No.: 14.XXX.31.0066

Project name: Dynamics of peoples and empires in Inner Asian history

Name of the institution of higher learning: Institute for mongolian buddhist and tibetan studies of the Sibirian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Fields of scientific research: History and archeology

Project goal:

The goal of this project is integrated multidisciplinary study of structural dynamics of the historical development of Inner Asian population in the spatial-temporal connections of inter-civilizational and intercultural engagement. The goal of this project is attainable through a set of research objectives:

-              to consider ways of cultural exchange , migration routes and inter-regional links of the populations of ancient cultures using archaeological evidence; to determine economic and cultural influences and regional specificities of the making of economic-cultural type in Inner Asia;

-              to carry out an integrated analysis of archaeological, paleontological, anthropological and genetic materials for the reconstruction of complex ethno-cultural and genetic processes in Inner Asia;

-              to demonstrate peculiarities of development of trade and economic interactions of sedentary agricultural civilizations and nomadic societies;

-              to show the role and influence of nomadic societies on the functioning of trade routes depending on the degree of complexity of their political entities;

-              to characterize peculiarities of interethnic, cultural and linguistic interference of nations and peoples of the region near trans-Eurasian routes;

-              to expose the role of Buddhist institutions and Buddhist community in the historical continuum of sociocultural life of peoples in the studied countries;

-              to trace a shift of the development line of historical and cultural processes of nomadic societies after the incorporation of nomadic peoples into the imperial space of Russia and the Qing dynasty;

-              to consider the genesis of cultural and confessional identity of ethnoses, ethnic groups, tribal confederations, khaganates and empires;

-              to introduce into scientific use new written sources in Old Mongolian script;

-              to research and develop technologies for the use of satellite, panchromatic, multispectral and radar images for archaeological research and study of spatial-temporal dynamics of settlement systems in Inner Asia

Leading scientist

220px Nikolay Kradin 

Kradin Nikolay Nikolaevich

 

Date of Birth: 17.04.1962

Citzenship: Russia

Academic degree and title: PhD, DrSc

Job Title: Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnology, Far-Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Field of scientific interests:

• Nomads of Eurasia

• Political Anthropology

• Social Archaeology

• World-Systems Analysis

Academic recognition:

For merits in scientific and scientific-organizational activity N.N. Kradin

received high international, Russian and ministerial awards. In 1994 he became

Laureate of the Award of European Academy for Young Scholars. In 2005 he was

the Laureate of the competition of the Foundation for Assistance to Domestic

Science for doctors of sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences. In 2006 he

was awarded a small golden medal of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences for

contribution to the development of Russian-Mongolian scientific ties and a medal

to commemorate the 800th anniversary of Mongolian statehood. In 2008 he became

the Honored Scientist of Mongolia. In 2012 for his chapter in the co-authored book

“Urban Construction in Siberia” he was awarded a Medal of the Russian academy

of architecture and construction sciences.

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