Proposal from Russian Academy of Sciences

PROPOSAL: MOSCOW 2020

 

The Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) (http://www.igras.ru/en/node/1), the Institute of Archeology RAS

(http://archaeolog.ru/)   and the State Historical Museum (http://en.shm.ru/) propose to hold the 10th International Symposium «Radiocarbon & Archaeology» in Moscow, Russia, in May 2022.

 

LOCATION. Moscow is one of the world’s most famous tourist cities and is home to many UNESCO World Heritage sites. It is a city of world-renowned universities and research laboratories. Moscow will be interesting not only for tourists, but also for science-lovers, students and researchers.

 

 

CONFERENCE SITE. The conference will be held either in the building of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences and/or in the State Historical Museum.

 
Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences
 
State Historical Museum
 
FIELD TRIP. Conference participants will be offered the following one-day mid-conference field trip:
·      Paleolithic site and views of ancient Zaraisk (Moscow region)
·      Historic Sergiev Posad, historical and archaeological aspects

Paleolithic site and views of ancient Zaraisk (Moscow region)

Sergiev Posad, historical and archaeological aspects
 
CITY TOUR. A Moscow city tour will be organized. The tour will include a visit the Museum of Earth science (28th floor of Lomonosov Moscow State University), an excursion to the State Tretyakov Gallery (the main museum of Russian national art) and the State Historical Museum.*
*All these excursions will be optional.

Lomonosov Moscow State University
 
DINNER. The gala dinner will be held on the historical premises (the building ofLomonosov Moscow State University on Mokhovaya) of the Vernadsly State Geological Museum, with a beautiful view of the Kremlin.

View from the window of the Vernadsly State Geological Museum 
 
POST-CONFERENCE TOUR. Conference participants will be offered a post-conference tour over the Golden Ring* during which Vladimir, Ivanovo, Kostroma, Yaroslavl, Rostov the Great, and Pereslavl-Zaleski will be visited. Besides the historical sights, the conference participants will also be invited to the archaeological sites studied by the Institute of Archeology RAS.
 
*East of Moscow lies the land of small historical towns, ancient onion-domed churches, gingerbread cottages and largely unspoilt countryside, all in sharp contrast to the imperial megalomania of Moscow and St Petersburg. When the USSR started opening up to foreign tourists in the 1960s, the authorities devised a circular route through this area, which they called the Golden Ring, and the name stuck.
 
The radiocarbon method in Russia (USSR) has a long history—the first radiocarbon laboratory in the USSR was organized in 1956 at the Institute of the History of Material Culture of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Physical Institute named after Khloponin. However, Russia has never hosted an international radiocarbon conference before. 
 
Welcome to Moscow!