Program 17 November 2021 Webinar ‘November-December 1813’

Date: Wednesday 17th November 2021

Start: 11h00 UTC (12h00 CET)
New York Time 7h00 / London Time 11h00 / Paris Time 12h00 / Moscow Time 14h00 / Ufa Time 16h00

Language: English
Medium: Zoom 
Please note, that the webinar will be recorded. By participating in the webinar, you agree to the recording being published.


Hereafter, the time is indicated in local time CET (UTC+1)

12h00 Intro-video, while the participants are arriving online

12h02 welcome by the host, dr. Jurn Buisman, director Museum Geelvinck

12h05 words of welcome by Ton Strien, Mayor of the Municipality Olst-Wijhe

12h12 Message of the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Bashkortostan, H.E. mrs. Amina Schafikova, read by mrs. Valentina Latipova, former Vice-Minister of Culture of Bashkortostan and coordinator of the cooperation project Bashkortostan-Netherlands

12h15 introduction of the conference theme by dr. Jurn Buisman

Part I. The role of the 1e Bashkir Regiment in the Dutch Campaign 

12h35 keynote speaker: dr. Ramil Rakhimov, historian and author (Bashkortostan)

12h55 Q&A

13h00 Dr. Gabriele Ziethen, author and visiting professor (Germany)
‘Chat with Goethe. Recitating “Divan” in Social Media’

13h10 Dr. Irek Baischew, initiator of the memorial for the Bashkir casualties at the Battle of Nations in Leipzig, 1813
‘How, with help of the Bashkirs, Blücher’s Army crossed the Rhine’

13h20 Jasper Vosselman, archeologist RAAP
‘The findings of an archaeological field-search in Wijhe’

13h25 Q&A

13h30 intermission

The memory of the Napoleonic wars and the Great Campaign of 1812-1815 is kept alive by re-enactments of this episode, living history in Bashkortostan

Part II. II. Gen. Alexander Benckendorff’s military campaign and the renaissance of the Orange-monarchy – alternative national perspectives

14h00 short introduction by Jurn Buisman

14h05 keynote speaker: Prof.Dr. Alla Namazova, Institute of World History (Moscow)
‘Major-General Alexander von Benckendorff – liberator of the Netherlands from French rule’

14h35 Q&A / discussion

14h45 Dr. Viktor Bezotosny, State Historical Museum Moscow
‘A Russian perspective on the history of Netherlands in the late 18th and early 19th centuries’

14h55 Q&A

15h00 Dr. Yuri Bavykin, historian and author
‘The role of Emperor Alexander I of Russia in the liberation of the Netherlands and his letters’

15h10 Q&A

15h15 conclusions and plans for the conference

15h30 wrap-up and word of thanks by Jurn Buisman

15h35 extra time for further discussion

16h00 end

Please note, that the program can be subject to change.

Program version: 15 November 2021

Participants and observers include:
– State Pushkin Museum, Moscow
– Glinka National Museum of Music
– Yasnaya Polyana Museum Estate dedicated to Leo Tolstoy
– Sholokhov Moscow State University of Humanities
– Institute of Russian History, Russian Academy of Sciences
– Netherlands Institute for Military History
– Dutch-Flemish Working Group on the Modern Age
– Historical Association Heerde
– Regional Archive Epe-Hattem-Heerde
– Napoleonic Association of the Netherlands
– Heritage Gelderland
– DecoType, Amsterdam
– Archeological Depot Deventer
– Royal Industrial Great Club, Amsterdam
– Schloss Fall, Keila-Joa, Estonia
– University of York, UK
– Oxford University, UK
And historians, heritage professionals, experts on the theme in Bashkortostan, Ekaterinburg, Moscow, France, UK (Oxford, Cambridge and other), Canada, and the Netherlands, and others, including relatives of Benckendorff.

This program is developed by Museum Geelvinck (Heerde, Netherlands) in close cooperation with the Ministry of Culture of Bashkortostan and the Historical Association Wijhe (Wijhe, Netherlands).

Fore more information, please contact Jurn Buisman:

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