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PROGRAMME
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
“AMBER IN THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE”

Paper Presentation
Each plenary paper is allotted 40 minutes for presentation and discussion, each panel and round table presentation – 25 minutes.

September 14

Location — Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (IKBFU), administration building, conference-hall "Aquarium", 14 A.Nevskogo str.

9.00–9.45

Tour through the Kaliningrad Regional Amber Museum Exhibition
1 Marshal Vasilevsky Sq. Moving to the University building

10.00–10.30

Registration

10.30–11.10

Opening meeting

11.10–14.10

PLENARY SESSION

Moderator — Dr. Ilya Dementyev, Associate Professor, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Russia ​

 

John M. Riddle. North Carolina State University, USA

Amber in Ancient and Medieval Pharmacy and Medicine

(distance discussion)

 

Irina Polyakova. Kaliningrad Regional Amber Museum, Russia

Justification of Amber Healing Properties in the Frame of Natural Philosophy: the History of the Problem

12.10–12.30

Coffee-break

 

PLENARY SESSION
(resumption)

Moderator — Dr. Irina Polyakova, Chief Research Associate, Kaliningrad Regional Amber Museum, Russia

 

Christopher Duffin. Natural History Museum, London, Great Britain

Amber as a Component of Palaeontological Pharmacology

 

Juris Salaks. Institute of the History of Medicine, Rīga Stradiņš University; Pauls Stradiņš Museum of the History of Medicine, Latvia

Amber in Medicine: How to Present the Theme in a Modern Museum

14.10–15.00

Lunch

15.00–16.40

 PANEL I

Moderator — Dr. Inga Lyashenko, Director of Scientific Research Centre of Biotextile Materials, Riga Technical University, Latvia

 

Iosif Volfson. Russian Geological Society, Russia

From the History of Medical Mineralogy

 

Ann C. Pizzorusso. Independent researcher, Italy / USA

Amber in Italy: from the Etruscans to the Romans

 

Sigita Baguzaite-Talackiene. Lithuanian Art Museum, Palanga Amber Museum, Lithuania

Traces of Antique Idea about Amber's Therapeutic Qualities in the Culture of Western Balts

 

Maria Do Sameiro Barroso. Portuguese Medical Association, Department of Medicine History, Portugal

Amber, Ingredient of the Costliest Portuguese Compounds: Identification and Medicinal Use in the Medieval Anglo-Norman Lapidaries

16.40–17.00

Coffee-break

17.00–18.40

PANEL II

Moderator — Dr., Professor, Juris Salaks, Director of the Institute of the History of Medicine, Rīga Stradiņš University, Latvia

 

Rachel King. National Museums Scotland, Great Britain

Objective Thinking: Early-Modern Objects in Amber with Curative, Preservative & Medical Functions

 

Darya Novgorodova. Fersman Mineralogical Museum RAS, Russia

First Russian Scientific Collection of Amber

 

Zenona Šimaitienė, Rolandas Minevičius. Museum of History of Medicine and Pharmacy of Lithuania, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania

Exhibits of Amber in the Museum of History of Medicine and Pharmacy of Lithuania, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

 

Regina Makauskienė. Lithuanian Art Museum, Palanga Amber Museum, Lithuania

Medical Use of Amber as a Theme of Exhibit and Educational Activity in Palanga Amber Museum

September 15

09.00–13.30

Guided tour "Glesaria — Amberland"

14.00–15.00

Lunch in Restaurant "Becker", Yantarny

17.30–18.00

Press conference in Kaliningrad Regional Amber Museum, 1 Marshal Vasilevsky Sq.

18.00

Opening of the exhibition "Amber: Myths and Science", Kaliningrad Regional Amber Museum, 1 Marshal Vasilevsky Sq.

September 16

Location — Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (IKBFU), administration building, conference-hall "Aquarium", 14 A.Nevskogo str.

09.00–10.20

PLENARY SESSION

Moderator — Dr. Iosif Volfson, Scientific Secretary of the Russian Geological Society, Russia

 

Maxim BogdasarovA. S. Pushkin Brest State UniversityBelarus

Amber and its Derivatives in Medicine: the History of the Problem

 

Inga Lyashenko. Scientific Research Centre of Biotextile Materials, Riga Technical University, Latvia

Selection of "Polymer-Baltic Amber" and Analysis of its Biomechanical Parameters. Modern Strategy for Expert Success Medical Applications in Biotextile Industry

10.20–10.30

Break

10.30–11.20

PANEL III

 

Gail Faith Edwards, Belle Glade Hilmer. Maine Herb Farm School of Herbal Medicine Institution, USA

The Medicinal Use, Preparation and Application of Baltic Amber

 

Albert Bogdasarov. Brest Regional Department of Belarusian Geographic Society, Belarus

Succinic Acid Biostimulating Effect

11.20–11.40

Coffee-break

11.40–13.20

ROUND TABLE SESSION
Books on Amber in German Culture of 16th Century

Moderator Artis Ērglis, Chief Specialist of the Pauls Stradiņš Museum of the History of Medicine, Latvia

 

Artis Ērglis. Pauls Stradiņš Museum of the History of Medicine, Latvia

The Origin of Amber: Reconsideration of the Conceptual Foundation in the Frame of 16th Century Critical Reasoning

 

Aija Taimiņa. Academic Library of the University of Latvia, Latvia

The Book Collection by Daniel Hermann, a Poet, a Diplomat and a Civil Servant, as a Source for Biography and Culture Studies

 

Laura Kreigere-Liepiņa. National Library of Latvia, Latvia

Amber in the Poem by Humanist Daniel Hermann (1543–1601) De Rana et Lacerta, succino Prussiaco insitis

 

Lada Syrovatko. Lyceum School 49, Kaliningrad, Russia

Toward the Genre Specific of the Poem by Daniel Hermann De Rana et Lacerta, succino Prussiaco insitis

13.20–14.20

Lunch

14.20–15.20

CLOSING SESSION

Moderator — Dr. Irina Polyakova, Chief Research Associate, Kaliningrad Regional Amber Museum, Russia

15.20–18.20

Sight-seeing tour for the guests of the conference "Postcard to the City of K." from Ilya Dementyev

19.00–20.00

Dinner in gymnasium No. 40, 4 Matochkin str.

 

September 17

 

Departure day