Introducing Svalbard Studies


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 Norges arktiske universitet

Andrei Rogatchevski is Professor of Russian Literature and Culture at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. His latest book (co-authored with Polina Besprozvannaya and Roman Timenchik) is Russophone Periodicals in Israel (Stanford 2016).


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.

Hvordan referere
Chekin, Leonid S., og Andrei Rogatchevski. 2020. «Introducing Svalbard Studies». Nordlit, nr. 45 (februar):1–3.
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