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The Second Kamchatka Expedition is a Heroic Scientific Act of the 18th Century

... Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, the Slavonic Institute of the University of Aarhus (Denmark) and the Francke Foundation in Halle (Germany). In 2005, the international academic community held a sweeping celebration (spreading from Halle to Yakutsk) of the 300th anniversary of the “father of Siberian historiography” G. F. Mueller. In 2009, a series of conferences and symposia dedicated to the 300th anniversary of G. W. Steller and J. G. Gmelin are planned to be held in Russia and Germany. An active part in the preparation of these events ...

Modified: 25.12.2007
Second Kamchatka expedition , expedition , Steller , Halle , Francke , Siberia
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The Second Kamchatka Expedition Is a Heroic Scientific Act of the 18th Century

... the archives of the cities he visited, and in ten years of travel accumulated a vast file of valuable materials on the history, economy, geography, demography, archeology, ethnography, and languages of Siberian peoples… A publication project on Siberian history In the beginning of the 18th century the town of Halle was one of the first centres of Russian studies in Germany. Many contacts linked the University of Halle with the Russian Academy of Sciences. Theologian and linguist August Hermann Francke (1663-1727) built up orphanages and schools, and the Francke ...

Modified: 30.09.2004
Second Kamchatka expedition , expedition , Steller , Halle , Francke , Siberia
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