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President ICR

Постников Алексей Владимирович, Президент МЦР

POSTNIKOV ALEXEI VLADIMIROVICH

Born: March 28, 1939, Moscow.

Education : Moscow Institute of Engineers of Geodesy, Air Surveying and Cartography (now - Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography). Graduated 1965.

1972 Candidate of Science (Ph.D.) “On the Methods of Compiling Historical Maps" .

1989 Doctor of Science (Cartography); Research Professor. Moscow Institute of Geodesy, Air Surveying and Cartography for “A History of Geographical Exploration and Mapping of Russian-Chinese boundary regions”.

2001 Full Professor (History of Science). Ministry of Higher Education and Science of the Russian Federation.


Activities :

1965 – 1967 Research Fellow aboard of the exploring ship “Bataysk”.

1967 - 1972 Editor and author of historical Maps for the Soviet Atlas of World History and Atlas of the History of the USSR.

1972 - 1974 Junior Scientific Research Fellow; Institute of the History of the USSR Academy of Sciences of the USSR.

1974 - 1977 Senior Scientific Research Fellow; Central Scientific Research Institute of Geodesy, Air Surveying and Cartography Chief Administration of Geodesy and Cartography of the Soviet of Ministers of the USSR.

1974 - 1976 Science Secretary 8th International Cartographic Conference of ICA Moscow, 1976.

1977 - 1980 Science Secretary The Moscow Branch of the Geographical Society of the USSR, Academy of Sciences of the USSR.

1980 - Leading Scientific Research Fellow; Institute of the History of Science and Technology; Academy of Sciences of the USSR.

1990 - Chair, Department of the History of Geology and Geography; Institute of the History of Sciences and Technology; Academy of Sciences of the USSR (now – Russian Academy of Sciences).

1995 - Chair, Department on the History of Earth’s Sciences, Institute of the History of Science and Technology; Russian Academy of Sciences.

1996 - 2003 Deputy Director, Institute of the History of Science and Technology; Russian Academy of Sciences.

2003 – Director Institute of the History of Science and Technology; Russian Academy of Sciences.

Honorary degrees, participation in Scientific Societies, and International Research Fellowships:

1974 - A Full Member of the Standing Commission on the History of Cartography International Cartographic Association.

1999 – 2003 Co-chairman of the Standing Commission on the History of Cartography International Cartographic Association.

2003 - 2007 Chairman of the Standing Commission on the History of Cartography International Cartographic Association.

1992 - Member of Presidium Russian Geographical Society Vice-President, Moscow Branch of RGS.

1997 - Honorary Member, International Representative of the Hakluyt Society (London).

1992 - 1996 Corresponding Member of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.

1996 - Academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.

1990 - Corresponding Member (from 1994 – International Representative) of the Editorial Board. “Imago Mundi” International Journal on the History of Cartography (London).

2007 – Director “Imago Mundi” International Journal on the History of Cartography (London).

2002 - Corresponding Member of the International Academy of the History of Science (Paris).

2003 - Corresponding Member of the European Academy of Sciences (Brussels).

2005 - Assessor of the Division of the History of Science and Technology, International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science.

1986 Visiting Fellow; The British Academy, London UK (two months).

1987 Visiting Fellow; De la Maison des Sciences de L’Homme (Paris) (three weeks).

1990 – 1991 Short-term Fellow; The Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography, Newberry Library, Chicago, USA (three months) The Office for the Map History, AGS Collection, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA (three months).

1993 - 1994 Long-term Fellow; The Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History Cartography, Newberry Library, Chicago, USA (eleven months).

1994 Visiting Professor, Helsinki University, Finland (one month).

1996 (May-June) Visiting Professor; The Royal Academy of Letters History and Antiquities Stockholm, Sweden; two weeks.

1996 (June-August) Visiting Professor; The British Academy, London, UK; two months.

June 1998 - March 1999 Visiting Professor of the Slavic Research Center (Japan, Sapporo); ten months.

April 2001 Short-term Fellow AGS Collection, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA; one month.

September - December 2001 Research Fellow; Harvard University, Davis Center for Russian Studies (USA, Cambridge); three months.

April – May 2003 Visiting Professor; De la Maison des Sciences de L’Homme (Paris).

September – October 2006 Visiting Professor Tsing-hua University (Beijing, China; one month).

November – December 2007 Visiting Professor; The British Academy, London, United Kingdom (one month).

April 2000 - October 2002 Participant in the Exploratory Essays Initiative in the Twentieth Century Cartography (under David Woodward and Mark Monmonier) (USA).


Scientific Work:

History of Geography

Historical Geography and History of the Russian Geopolitics and International Relations

History of Cartography

Published more than 200 works, including fourteen books (ten - in Russian, two - in English, one in Pushtu, and one in Russian and in English).


Awards:

In 1987 the book - Postnikov A.V. “The Development of Cartography and use of Old Maps” [in historical research]. Moscow: “Nauka”, 1985. was awarded with the Golden Medal named after N.M. Przevalskii, Geographical Society of the USSR, which was one of the highest awards of the Geographical Society of the USSR for outstanding monographs in the fields of Cartography, Geomorphology and field surveys.

In 2003 the book - Postnikov A.V. Politicians, Spies, and Geographers in the Struggle for Pamir in the XIXth Century, monograph in documents (Moscow: “Pamyatniki istoricheskoy mysli, 2001), was awarded with the Golden Medal named after P.P. Semenov, of the Russian Geographical Society, which is one of the highest awards of the Geographical Society for outstanding monographs in the fields of History of Geography, Geopolitics and Mountains’ studies.

On February 11, 2004 Alexey V. Postnikov was honored with the State Decoration of “The Honorable Scientist of the Russian Federation”.


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