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The 10th International Congressus of Fenno-Ugristics
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Circular No.1
Circular No.2

The Xth International Congress for Finno-Ugric Studies

The X International Congress for Finno-Ugric Studies

Congressus decimus Internationalis Fenno-Ugristarum

In accordance with the resolution of the International Committee for Finno-Ugric Congress the 10th International Congress for Finno-Ugric Studies will be held in Yoshkar-Ola in Mari El Republic of the Russian Federation on August 15-21, 2005.

The following scientific trends will be presented at the Congress:

A - "Linguistics"

B - "Ethnology and Folklore Study"

C - "Literary Study"

D - "Archaeology, Anthropology and Ethnic History"

In the framework of the main theme of the Congress plenary sessions and section presentations will take place. In addition to it symposia, round table talks, workshops, as well as poster sessions and recreational events will be held.

The Congress will be arranged by Mari State University together with Committee of Finno-Ugric Studies of the Russian Federation, Russian Academy of Sciences, Fund for the Support of Finno-Ugristics of Mari El Republic.

Yoshkar-Ola (prerevolutionary name - Tsarevokokshaisk) was founded in 1584 as a result of joining of the Mari land to Russia. Yoshkar-Ola is the capital of Mari El Republic, which was founded on the 4th of November in 1920. In 1930 Mari Language, Literature and History Scientific Research Institute named after V.M.Vasilyev (MLLHSRI), in 1931 Mari Teachers' Training Institute named after N.K.Krupskaya, in 1932 the Volga-region Forestry Institute (at present - Mari State Technical University) were founded. Mari State University was founded in 1972. It consists of 9 faculties, 8 thousand students enrolled there. In 2002 the Institute of Finno-Ugristics was founded. The scientific journal "Finno-Ugristics" is issued by Scientific Center for Finno-Ugric Studies, which functions at Mari Language, Literature and History Scientific Research Institute named after V.M.Vasilyev .

Alongside with Mari State University the Congress will take place at Political Centre and MLLHSRI. The participants of the Congress will be accommodated at the hotels and students' hostels. The participation fee will be 200 euro. It includes admittance to all scientific and cultural events at the Congress and all congress publications. You will be informed on details of payment in the second circular.

The working languages of the Congress are: English, Russian, German, French;  Mari, Finnish, Hungarian, Estonian if it is needed.

We send a registration card with the first circular. Will you be so kind as to send filled in registration form to the organizers by the 1st of October 2003. We hope you will forward the information about the Congress to some of your colleagues who may have not received our circulars but may be interested in the theme of our scientific gathering.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee

With best regards

Yury Anduganov     Ksenofont Sanukov



General Secretary


424001 Republic of Mari El
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