German-Russian Symposium - Alexander von Humboldt's travels through Russia 1829 - 2004

17. September 2004

Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften

German-Russian Symposium

Alexander von Humboldt's travels through Russia 1829 - 2004

9.15
Eberhard Knobloch
Address of welcome

Morning Session
Chair: Herbert Pieper

9.30 - 10.15
Christian Suckow
Alexander von Humboldt und Rußland. Thesen zu Biographie und Werk (With translation into Russian)

10.15 - 10.30 Discussion

10.30 - 11.00
Alexey V. Postnikov
Alexander von Humboldt and the Geography of Central Asia

11.00 - 11.15 Discussion

11.15 - 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 - 12.00
Petra Werner
Debates between Biologists, Chemists and Geologists during the Early Nineteenth Century about the Enigmatic Red Dust as a Strange Phenomenon

12.00 - 12.15 Discussion

12.15 - 12.45
Nikolay N. Mikhailov
Variations of contemporary glaciating and permafrost in mountains of Interior Asia in XIXth - XXIst centuries

12.45 - 13.00 Discussion

13.00 - 15.00 Lunch break

Afternoon Session
Chair: Ulrike Leitner

15.00 - 15.30
Jörn Thiede
Russian-German Cooperation in the exploration of Northern Siberia since the days of Alexander von Humboldt

15.30 - 15.45 Discussion

15.45 - 16.15
Alexander N. Zemtsov
Humboldt's ideas on volcanism and their reflection in works of Russian scientists

16.15 - 16.30 Discussion

16.30 - 16.45 Coffee break

16.45 - 17.15
Ingo Schwarz
Humboldt's command of the Russian language

17.15 - 17.30 Discussion

17.30 - 18.00
Nina A. Zaitseva
History of upper-air investigations in view of Humboldt's mountain observations

18.00 - 18.15 Discussion

19.30 Dinner (Invited participants)


September 19, 2004

10.00 Excursion to Tegel Castle

 

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