TRADITIONAL FORUM OF RUSSIAN AFRICANISTS
T. M. GAVRISTOVA
Doctor of Historical Sciences, P. G. Demidov YarSU
A. Y. ZHELTOV
Doctor of Philology, Faculty of Oriental Studies, St. Petersburg State University / MAE RAS
russian School of African Keywords:, D. A. Olderogge
On April 24-26, 2013, the Faculty of Oriental Studies of St. Petersburg State University hosted Readings in memory of D. A. Olderogge*, which are among the most representative scientific events in the field of African studies held in Russia over the past few decades. This year's Readings coincided with the 110th anniversary of the birth of the outstanding scientist. The conference was attended by researchers specializing in the problems of the African continent, who came from different cities of our country and abroad: St. Petersburg, Moscow, Yaroslavl, Paris. The Readings are organized by the Department of African Studies of St. Petersburg State University and the Department of African Ethnography of the MAE RAS.
Recently, the conference has been held every two years as an integral part of the forum "International Scientific Conference on Source Studies and Historiography of Asian and African Countries", held this year for the 27th time and entitled "Current problems of historiography of Asian and African countries:" Traditionalism "and" Revolutionism"in the East". The successful holding of the Readings was facilitated by the publication of a collection of theses, 59 of which related to various sections of African studies.
The conference program included 55 reports, the vast majority of which actually took place, and both well-known African scientists and young researchers were represented. The readings included a plenary session and three sections - "History and international relations of African countries", "Ethnography, Art, literature of the peoples of Africa" and "African Linguistics".
During the plenary session (chaired by Professor N. V. Gromov, Ph. D., Lomonosov Moscow State University), Academ ... Read more