Program

International Conference in Connection with the Bicentennial of the Russian-American Company (1799-1999)

September 6-9, 1999

 

September 6, 1999

10.00
The conference opening and plenary session

Greeting to the participants of the conference:
President of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS),
Academician Y.S. Osipov,
Ambassador of the USA Mr. James Collins,
Secretary-Academician of the RAS Academician A.A. Fursenko,
Director of the Institute of World History of Russian Academy of Sciences
Correspondent Member of the RAS A.O. Chubarian..

Reports:
Professor Jack Green (John Hopkins University, USA).
«Pluribus or Unum?»
Academician Nicolai N. Bolkhovitinov. «The History of Russian America, 1732-1867 (Results of the Research)»
Discussion.

15.00.
Section “Russian America”
Chairmen: Nikolai N. Bolkhovitinov, James Gibson (Canada).
Reports:
Professor Richard Pierce (Alaska University, USA). Modern American Investigations in the History of Russian America.
Dr. Alexander Petrov. «Natalia Shelikhova as the First Russian Business Women and a Founder of the Russian-American Company»
Professor Basil Dmyrtyshyn (Portland State University, USA). «N.P. Rezanov’s Journey to California in 1806»
Discussion.

Section “American Civilization”
Chairmen: professor: Sergei I.Zhuk (Ukraine), Vadim A. Koleneko.
Reports:
Professor Peter Onuf (Virginia University, USA). «The American Revolution and National Identity.»
Professor Sergei I. Zhuk. « The «Best » and «Ours»: Colonial Origins of American Civilization.»
Dr. Marina A. Vlasova «Political Parties as a Specific Element of the American Civilization.»
Discussion.
 

September 7, 1999

10.00
Section “Russian America”
Reports:
Professor James Gibson (York University, Canada). "De bestiis marinis": Steller's Sea Cow and Russian Expansion from Siberia to America, 1741-1768.»
Dr. Aleksey A. Istomin. «Some New Things in Studying the history of the fortress and the settlement Ross in California (Joint-Reporter Professor James Gibson).
Dr. Andrey V. Grinev (St. Petersburg) «Geographic Explorations, conducted by the RAC, 1825-1860.»
Discussion

15.00
Section “American Civilization”.
Reports:
Professor Sergei I. Semyonov. «The Image of the USA in Iberian-American World.»
Academician Nikolai N. Bolkhovitinov. «The Image of the USA in Russia.»
Dr. Maria M. Sirotinskaya «Political Institutions of the USA in the Middle of the 19th Century as Estimated by French Contemporaries.»
Dr. Vadim A. Koleneko. “New Romans” or People Living to the South of the 49th Parallel: The Apprehension of the USA in Canada.
Discussion
 

September 8, 1999

10.00
Section “Russian America”
Reports:
Professor Norman Saul (USA). The report is to be presented later.
Archimandrite Augustin. «The Activities of the Russian Orthodox Church in North America.»
Dr. Oleg Kobtsov (France). «The Russian Orthodox Church and the Natives of Alaska.»
Discussion.

15.00
Section “American Civilisation”
Reports:
Professor Michael Zuckerman (Pennsylvania University, USA). The report is to be presented later.
Professor Amy T. Bushnell (Charleston College, USA). «Pacification and the System of Missions in the Northwest of America.»
Dr. Nikolai V. Kurkov. «The Culture of Labour: The Role of AFT and CPP in the Formation of the American Civilisation.»  Professor Boris P. Polevoi with colleagues and assistants (St. Petersburg, Moscow, Kamchatka)  "The Presentation of the Exhibition of Maps for the “Atlas of the History of Russian America.”
Discussion.
 

September 9, 1999

10.00
Round Tables

Summing up.



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