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Participation in XII International Congress for Finno-Ugric Studies

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Participation in XII International Congress for Finno-Ugric Studies

On August 17-21, 2015 Head of Center for National and Local History Literature and Bibliography of National Library of Udmurt Republic Anna L. Semenova took part in XII International Congress for Finno-Ugric Studies in Oulu (Finland) as a member of the Udmurt Republic delegation.

International Congress for Finno-Ugric Studies is the largest interdisciplinary forum for scholars specializing in Finno-Ugric languages and cultures. The first such Congress was organized by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest, Hungary in 1960.


The 2015 meeting brought together nearly 400 participants from 21 countries. The program consisted of plenary sessions, symposia and thematically organized sections. One of them – “Language Technology through Citizen Science” (organized by Professor Trond Trosterud of Arctic University of Norway, Professor Jack Rueter of University of Helsinki and Jussi-Pekka Hakkarainen of National Library of Finland) – raised the issue of libraries’ role in building open-source Finno-Ugric web resources and linguistic corpora.


Apart form the main program the cultural program of the conference featured a visit to the photo exhibition, demonstrations of films about the Finno-Ugric peoples, a concert of folk music and a tour to Ylikiiminki.


The following International Congress for Finno-Ugric Studies will take place in 2020 in Vienna, Austria.


For further information, please, visit the Congress official web-site.