"Slavic Studies Throughout Centuries"
PetrSU hosted an international scientific seminar titled "Slavic Studies Throughout Centuries: from Alexander Vostokov and Alexander Hilferding to Aleksey Shakhmatov and Olaf Broch".
Among the participants of the seminar were employees of leading Russian and foreign universities (Petrozavodsk State University, Moscow Region State University, Saint-Petersburg Institute of History of Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Linguistic Studies of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian State University for the Humanities, The University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway, University of Bologna, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń). The event was conducted under the auspices of the Russian Society "Znanie" ("Knowledge"), the Union of Russian Writers and the Russian Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature in Higher Educational Institutions.
The seminar coincided with the anniversaries of Alexander Vostokov and Alexander Hilferding, as well as with the publication of the book A. Shakhmatov – O. Broch. Correspondence. 1889 – 1919. These events had determined the choice of the topics for lectures and scientific discussion within the framework of the round table.
In the first part, the seminar participants got acquainted with the biography of Alexander Vostokov and his poetry, as well as the twists and turns of the biography of Alexander Hilferding.
The second part featured a presentation of the book A. Shakhmatov – O. Broch. Correspondence. 1889 – 1919 and the international round table "Fortunatov - Shakhmatov - Broch: the Linguistic Saga of Prof. Tamara Lonngren". Moreover, some welcoming words were presented by:
- Anatoly Voronin, the Rector of Petrozavodsk State University and Doctor of Engineering Sciences,
- Alexander Moldovan, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Doctor of Philological Sciences,
- Ulsen Dag Rune, the Rector of The University of Tromsø, Doctor of Medical Sciences,
- Arne Bugge Amundsen, Doctor of Philological Sciences, member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Professor at the University of Oslo,
- Marina Priemysheva, Doctor of Philological Sciences, MN Priyomysheva, Deputy Director for Scientific Research at the Institute of Linguistic Research, Russian Academy of Sciences,
- Astrid Brokke, International Senior Adviser at the University of Tromsø - Arctic University of Norway,
- Dmitri Kopylov-Shakhmatov, the great-grandson of Alexander Shakhmatov,
- Ingvild Broch, member of the Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions.
At the seminar, the speakers delivered lectures on the connection between Filipp Fortunatov and Karelia, the role of Olaf Broch in the development of Russian linguistics, and some phonetic language features. At the end of the international round table, Oleg Nikitin, Doctor of Philological Sciences, Professor at Moscow Region State University, noted the main milestones of the complex and long creative scientific path of Prof. Tamara Lonngren; then the participants of the seminar exchanged views on the scientific issues discussed during the event.