Introducing Svalbard Studies




Svalbard, Svalbard Studies, Area Studies

Author Biographies

Leonid S. Chekin, AIRO-XXI Research Centre

Doctor of Geographical Sciences (the Russian Academy of Sciences), Leading Research Associate at the AIRO-XXI Research Centre (Moscow). Latest publications: An edition of notes about Russia by the Danish linguist Rasmus Rask (Moscow: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie 2018) and “A Russian Discovery in the Arctic Ocean at the Time of Columbus”, Nordlit 39 (2017).

Andrei Rogatchevski, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

PhD in Slavonic Languages and Literatures, Professor in Russian Literature and Culture, Department of Language and Culture, UiT the Arctic University of Norway. Latest major publication: A War of Songs: Popular Music and Recent Russia-Ukraine Relations (2019, co-authored with Hansen, Steinholt and Wickström).


Closson, Stacy R. 2018. “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors: Russia and Norway’s Svalbard”. Kennan Cable No. 37. Accessed 30 November 2018.

Derzhavin, Viktor. 2016. “Sval’bard v kartografii Grenlandii XVI-XVIII vv.”. Rossiiskaia arkheologiia (4): 151–161.

Hultgreen, Tora. 2002. “When Did the Pomors Come to Svalbard?”. Acta Borealia 19 (2): 125–145.

Roberts, Peder, Adrian Howkins and Lize-Marié van der Watt. 2016. “Antarctica: A Continent for the Humanities”. In: Roberts, Howkins and van der Watt, Antarctica and the Humanities, 1–22. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Starkov, Vadim. 1998. Ocherki istorii osvoeniia Arktiki. Vol. 1. Shpitsbergen. Moscow: Nauchnyi mir.

Sverdrup Lunden, Siri. 1980. “Grumant or Broun? Previous Russian names for Spitsbergen”. Scando-Slavica 26: 139–148.




How to Cite

Chekin, Leonid S., and Andrei Rogatchevski. 2020. “Introducing Svalbard Studies”. Nordlit, no. 45 (February):1–3.