Askold Ivantchik

Askold Ivantchik Askold IVANTCHIK, born 5/2/1965 in Moscow, Russia, graduated from Moscow State University, Historical faculty (1986), PhD (1989, Institute of oriental studies, Academy of sciences of the USSR, Moscow), Dr. habil. (1996, Fribourg University, Switzerland).
Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of sciences (2003), l’Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres (France, 2016), the German Archaeological Institute (2002) and the Istituto Italiano per l’Africa e l’Oriente (IsIAO) (2004)
Scientific director of the Center for Comparative Studies of Ancient Civilizations, Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences (since 2009), dean of the Historical Faculty of the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow (since 2015), professor of Ancient History at Moscow State University (since 2007), Senior research fellow (directeur de recherche) at the CNRS (Institute “Ausonius”, Bordeaux, France, since 1998), Senior Fellow of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University (since 2010) and of the Excellence Cluster Topoi (Berlin), chief editor of the “Journal of Ancient History” (Vestnik drevnei istorii, Moscow, since 2009) and “Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia” (Leiden, E.J. Brill, since 2002).
President of the Russian Association of Classical Studies (since 2009), vice-president of the Council on researches of the Ministry of science and education of Russia (since 2013), member of the Council on researches of the Government of Moscow (since 2013), member of the Council of the Russian Foundation for Humanities (RGNF, 2010-2016)
Member and director of several archaeological missions in South Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey. Specialist in Greek and Latin epigraphy, Ancient history and archaeology of the Eurasian steppes, of the Black Sea region and of Asia Minor, Greek colonization, relations between Greeks and Iranian world, Greek ethnographic descriptions, Herodotus.
Author of c. 250 research articles and 7 books published in Russian, French, German and Japanese languages.


Howard D. White

Howard D. White After taking his PhD in librarianship at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1974, Howard D. White joined Drexel University's College of Computing and Informatics, where he is now a professor emeritus. He co-authored For Information Specialists: Interpretations of Reference and Bibliographic Work with Marcia Bates and Patrick Wilson (Ablex, 1992). A later book is Brief Tests of Collection Strength (Greenwood, 1995). He has also published on bibliometrics and co-citation analysis, evaluation of reference services, expert systems for reference work, innovative online searching, social science data archives, library publicity, American attitudes toward library censorship, and literature retrieval for meta-analysis and interdisciplinary studies.

In 1993 he won the Research Award of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) for distinguished contributions in his field. In 1998 he and Katherine McCain won the best JASIS paper award for “Visualizing a Discipline: An Author Co-Citation Analysis of Information Science, 1972-1995.” He was a Drexel Distinguished Professor during 1998-2002. In 2004 he won ASIST’s highest honor for career achievement, the Award of Merit. In 2005 the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics honored him with the biennial Derek de Solla Price Memorial Medal for contributions to the quantitative study of science.

More recently, his work has involved linking information science with relevance theory from linguistic pragmatics. GESIS, the Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Cologne, Germany, invited him to be their first visiting professor in 2013.