On June 9, 2006 a defence of the PhD Dissertation by Badma S. Zadvayev will be held. The Dissertation is entitled Western Mongolia in the Works by the Russian Scholars and Explorers From the 18th To the Beginning of the 20th Century.
Dr Segey G. Klyashtorny
Dr Margarita I. Vorobyova-Desytovskaya (Saint Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, the Russian Academy of Sciences)
Prof Dr Dmitry G. Savinov (the Department of History, St Petersburg State University)
A Third Organization:
the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera)
The synopsis of the thesis (in Russian) is available as a *.PDF file (Download...).
Briefly about the doctoral student:
Badma Sergeevich ZADVAYEV was born on January 24, 1979 in Ketchenery, Kalmykia. In June 2001 he graduated from the Department of History and Phililogy of Kalmykian State University and in August was enrolled as a junior researcher at the Department of Mongolian Studies, the Kalmykian Institute of Humanities of the Russian Academy of Sciences. From November 2001 up to November 2004 he studied as a doctoral student at the Saint Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, the Russian Academy of Sciences. After completing his doctoral program he resumed his work at the Kalmykian Institute of Humanities. Fields of special interest: the contribution of Russian scholars into the study of Mongolia.