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Open Seminar “Constructing maritime heritage of Russia and France” will be held on May 20th

The event is organized by the Laboratory of Environmental and Technological History of the Center for Historical Research and the Master's Programme in Applied and Interdisciplinary History

Open Seminar “Constructing maritime heritage of Russia and France” will be held on May 20th

The Laboratory of Environmental and Technological History of the Center for Historical Research and the International Master Program in Applied and Interdisciplinary History conducts the open seminar “Constructing maritime heritage of Russia and France”, dedicated to the conservation and representation of maritime heritage on May 20th, 2019. The seminar is held in the framework of the international conference “Oceanic Turn and Perspectives of Historical Research: Russia and France in Comparative Perspective”.

The seminar will discuss the concept of maritime heritage and discuss the problems of Russian and French experience in working with maritime heritage in a comparative perspective. Both countries have a rich maritime history, and hence a heritage associated with the maritime past. At the same time, both Russia and France are now facing the need to open new paths in working with maritime heritage. During the seminar, opportunities for cooperation between Russian and French specialists in this field and the search for common fruitful approaches will be discussed.

The session is attended by:

  • Sylviane Llinares, a professor at the University of South Brittany (France), a leading French specialist in maritime history and heritage. Her work includes research in the field of maritime policy, the history of ports and coastal zones.
  • Geraldine Barron, Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale, researcher of the methods of representing the maritime past in French museum exhibitions from a historical perspective.
  • Pavel Filin, Arctic Museum and Exhibition Center, one of Russia's leading experts in the preservation, representation and understanding of maritime heritage.
  • Alexei Kraikovski, Senior researcher. Laboratory for Environmental and Technological History of the Center for Historical Research, associate professor of the history department of the Higher School of Economics St. Petersburg, seminar organizer, specialist in marine and coastal history and heritage.

Public session “Constructing maritime heritage – the experience of Russia and France”

  • Alexei Kraikovski: "Maritime heritage of landlocked Empire. Introductory notes"
  • Geraldin Barron (Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale): "Maritime museum in Paris and the French perspective of maritimity in the 19th Century"
  • Pavel Filin (Arctic museum and exhibition center): "Arctic industry museum and the representation of the Soviet maritimity"
  • Sylviane Llinares (Université Bretagne Sud): "Concluding remarks and perspectives"
  • Discussion.

The seminar will be held on May 20, at 17-20 - 19:30, at the nab. Channel Griboedova 123, Aud. 402.

The session is held in English without translation.

Admission is free, everyone is welcome.