On April 21-23, 2017, XXIX International Congress on Historiography and Source Studies of Asia and Africa took place at the Faculty of Asian and African Studies of St. Petersburg State University. First organized as early as 1961, the conference became today one of the largest platforms for meetings of russian and foreign Orientalists, and since 2017 received congress status.
The congress program included 21 sections, in which more than three hundred reports were presented. The presentations were made by researchers from Moscow, Kazan, Ufa and other centers of Russian oriental studies, as well as scientists from the UK, USA, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Denmark, Egypt, Italy, the Netherlands and Greece.
Laboratory staff took an active part in the work of the congress as e section moderators, as well as presenting the following reports:
- Oleg I. Redkin Problems of optical character recognition of Arabic text. New approaches.
- Olga A. Bernikova. Arabic in training programs for specialists with an in-depth knowledge of the history and culture of Islam.
- Nikolay A. Dobronravin New “tribes with flags” against postcolonial states: ethnopolitics, war and religion in the Maghreb, Sahara and Sahel.
- Anna I. Matochkin The image of the Muslim East in the works of Russian researchers at the turn of the XIX – XX centuries.
- Oleg A. Sokolov. & nbsp; A. Arab historiography of the Crusades in the XX – XXI centuries: classification of works.
- Vladimir A. Rozov “The Journey of a Scientist to the Countries of the East”: Travel Notes of the Swedish Orientalist Matthias Norberg.
For more information about the congress program, see here