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Anastasia Fedotova

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (Oct 2018-Dec 2018)

PhD, Senior Researcher, St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute for the History of Science and Technology, Russian Academy of Science

Anastasia Fedotova studied plant ecology at St. Petersburg State University, having obtained her Master’s Degree in 2001. Her Ph.D. dissertation (2012) explored the history of Russian plant geography. From 2008 she has been working in St. Petersburg as a researcher (since 2013 as a senior researcher) at the Institute for the History of Science and Technology, Russian Academy of Sciences.

Anastasia’s current research project deals with the history of the Bialowieza Primeval Forest and Bialowieza bison in the long nineteenth century—a tangled and complicated picture of hunting, protecting, managing, and researching. The project involves close cooperation with Dr. Tomasz Samojlik and other researchers from the Mammal Research Institute, Bialowieza (Poland).

At the MPIWG Anastasia is a member of the “The Art of Judgement” Working Group at Department III.

In addition to her main research, Anastasia has been working on a project about applied entomology in Russian history.

 

 

Projects

The Scientific and Cultural Phenomenon of European Bison in the 19th–early 20th Century

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Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities

Boris Uvarov, Insecticides, and Locust Control in the Arid Regions of the Russian Empire (1910s)

Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg

Workshop: “Technology, Natural Resources and Crises in the Past and Present of Europe and Beyond”

Killing for Museums: European Bisons as a Museum Exhibit

VIII International Conference of the European Society for the History of Science, Prague

Bialowieza Primeval Forest under Russian Administration: Forest Exploitation or Bison Protection?

Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg

International Conference: “Natural Resources, Landscape and Climate in History of Russia and Neighbouring Countries”

Trade Grain, Insect Pests, and Crop Failures

II World Congress for Environmental History, Guimarães (Portugal)

Forestry Department, Veliky Anadol Forest Plantation, and Steppe Afforestation Purposes

VII International Conference of the European Society for Environmental History, Munich