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Conference in Strasbourg dedicated to President of St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences Andrey Lvovich von Nicolai

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Conference in Strasbourg dedicated to President of St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences Andrey Lvovich von Nicolai


12.10.2017

© flickr.com/André P. Meyer-VitaliRussian-French conference will be held in Strasbourg in a week, RIA Novosti reports. The hero of the day will become the lawyer and poet Ludwig Heinrich von Nicolai (Andrey Lvovich von Nicolai) who lived at the boundary of 18th and 19th centuries. He was born in Strasbourg and got a lawyer’s degree. Later he headed the Imperial Academy of Sciences in Saint Petersburg.

The conference is scheduled for 17th of October; it will be included into the programme of Leningrad region’s presentation at the European Council. It is organized by Strasbourg University and Monrepo Park museum-reserve. Nicolai used to own this estate.

Russian regional administration has explained that the topic for the forum is meaningfully chosen. There are tight historical ties between North-West of Russia and Alsace. University of Strasbourg contributed to these close connections as a third of all students of that university were from Russia in 18th century.

Scientists from both countries will make presentations at the conference. They will talk about development of relations between Russian Empire and Alsace, interaction of Russian scientists of that time with their colleagues from Strasbourg University, as well as scientific researches and literature works by Nicolai.
A collection of presentations is to be issued after the conference is over.

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