Denis Sinor#

Denis Sinor
Sadly, this member passed away.
Membership Number:1535
Membership type:(Foreign)
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES

Denis Sinor passed away January 12, 2011.

Positions Held
  • Professor Emeritus of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University
  • 1963 - 1988 Director of the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center
  • 1963 - 1981 Chair of the Department of Uralic and Altaic Studies, Indiana University, 2006 renamed The Denis Sinor Institute for Inner Asian Studies
  • 1962 Founder of the Department of Uralic and Altaic Studies (now Department of Central Eurasian Studies), Indiana Univesity
  • 1948 - 1962 member of the faculty of Oriental Studies at Cambridge University

Fields of Scholarship
  • History of Central Asia

Honours and Awards
  • 1971 Doctorate honoris causa, University of Szeged
  • Honorary Memberships of the Société Asiatique, Paris, and the Societas Uralo-Altaica, Hamburg
  • 1983 Arminius Vambery Medal
  • 1982, 1996 Gold Medal of the Permanent International Altaistic Conference
  • 1986 Order of the Star of Hungary
  • 1998 Silver Avicenna Medal of UNESCO
  • 1994 Foreign Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 1999 Medal of Honor of the American Oriental Society
  • Thomas Hart Benton Mural Medaillon of Indian University
  • The Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain created the Denis Sinor Medal for Inner Asian Studies in the honor of Denis Sinor

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