The Ross Colony: Fort Ross - 2012
The International Bicentennial Conference
24 - 27 April 2012

The call for papers was posted on the Fort Ross Bicentennial website in May 2011. Scholars and tradition-bearers were invited to submit abstracts concerning historical, anthropological, or archaeological research on Fort Ross spanning the last 200 years. Presentations were invited on the following topics:
interactions among indigenous peoples and Russians; Russian and Spanish imperial geopolitics; impacts on ecosystems; exploration of Russian California; ethnobotany; Russian-Californio relations; individual managers of Ross; Russian shipbuilding, Russian farming, sea otter hunting, the Farallones artel; the Russian withdrawal; images of Ross Counter; museum and archive; ethnographic and colonial costume.

The response has been vigorous: the arrangement of specialty sessions has been adopted in order to accommodate additional presenters. For details of each day, or to view the full three-day program, click on the buttons below.

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