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Save a sound heritage of Russia

From 18 to 22 November 2008 in IAC. I. S. Shemanovsky will be held international scientific-practical conference dedicated to the creation of a National digital sound Depository.

In St. Petersburg in the phonogram archive of the Institute of Russian language and literature (Pushkin House) SPb RC RAS contains unique audio documents on the folklore and language of indigenous peoples of Siberia and the Far East, including living on the territory of Yamal – Nenets, Khanty, Selkup, Muncie. Some entries were made in the late nineteenth century, many in the 30-ies of XX century To the present time of recording on various media (wax cylinders and plates, vinyl discs and magnetic tapes) are rapidly approaching the limit of the term of the guaranteed storage and can be permanently lost that are irreplaceable loss of historical and cultural heritage of indigenous peoples of Russia. Accordingly, on 13 December 2006 during the official visit of the delegation of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous district in St. Petersburg Governor YANAO Y. V. Neyelov and the Nobel prize winner academician Z. I. Alferov, President of the St. Petersburg scientific center RAS, a Memorandum was signed "On participation in the preservation of historical records of the languages of the peoples of the North of the phonogram archive of the Pushkin house" between the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous district and Saint Petersburg scientific center of RAS.

Conference in Salekhard, which is one of the stages of the project of creating a National digital sound Depository, held under the auspices of the delegation of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous district in St. Petersburg, publishing house of electronic information resources Rosar, Department of international and interregional relations of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous region, the regional Museum and exhibition complex named after. I. S. Shemanovsky.

The conference brings together leading scientists of the Institute of Russian language and literature at the St. Petersburg scientific center Russian Academy of Sciences (Pushkin House), Institute of linguistic research, St. Petersburg scientific center RAS, other academic and archival institutions, including from Finland, the Consul of Finland in St. Petersburg, representatives of institutions of culture and education of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous district. Just assume about 90 participants.

The aim of the conference is to make evidence - based proposals for an integrated approach to the creation of a National digital sound Depository (ISD) and possibilities of its use in our region. The company RusAR the project NASD has already started work on creation of technical base and digitization of the collections of the Pushkin house.

The conference will highlight the challenges and stages of the project NASD and sound conservation of the heritage of indigenous peoples of Yamal, the spiritual culture of the peoples of the North, the prospects for further research and practical action in this area.

In the framework of the conference will be open the exhibition "the sound of the times" from the funds of the phonogram archive of the Institute of Russian language and literature (Pushkin House) and GU"". The exhibition will be presented the instruments and mechanisms by which produced the recording and playback of audio, and audio documents on the folklore and language of indigenous peoples of Siberia and the Far East in the period from the late 19th century to the present.

Among the exhibits you can see the first devices to record sound – the phonograph and the speakers of these records, wax cylinders and plates.

Colleagues from St. Petersburg bring presents ANOMIC facsimile edition of the works of A. S. Pushkin, which can be seen at the exhibition.

Scientific - practical conference will be held in the conference hall of the ERM:

On 20 November from 10.00 – 17.00 with a break for lunch 12.00-13.30

21 November – 09.30 am – 14.30 break 11.30-12.00

Interesting fact:

Ethnicity is historically established stable social grouping of people represented by a tribe, a people, a nation. The main condition for the emergence of the ethnic group is a community: - consciousness - consciousness of their unity and difference from all other similar formations; - site; language; and culture.