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The Northwest Passage Timeline: Maps and Expeditions

The Northwest Passage Timeline: Maps and Expeditions

This timelines about the history of the Northwest Passage takes its readers on a journey of discovery from the mid-fifteenth century to today. 

 

About the Exhibition

About the Exhibition

This exhibition shows some of the many links between the Neva River in St. Petersburg and the Viennese Danube discovered during the joint Russian-Austrian research project “The Long-Term Dynamics of Fish Populations and Ecosystems of European Rivers.”

Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements

The idea for this virtual exhibition came out of the joint Russian-Austrian research project “The Long-Term Dynamics of Fish Populations and Ecosystems of European Rivers.” Analyzing the history of fish populations in the Neva and Viennese Danube, the Russian-Austrian research group discovered numerous links between the great cities and their great rivers, including the fish populations. The project has been supported by the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society.

Fisheries, Fishers, and Fish Trading in the Urban Environment

Fisheries, Fishers, and Fish Trading in the Urban Environment

In this chapter of their virtual exhibition “‘Commanding, Sovereign Stream’: The Neva and the Viennese Danube in the History of Imperial Metropolitan Centers,” the authors describe fish resources in St. Petersburg and Vienna and their role in urban life from different perspectives. Fisheries constituted an important part of local economic activities and fishers—both poor professionals and wealthy leisure anglers—were very visible in the cities’ crowds, at their markets, and on the banks of their rivers and canals.

When China Met Africa

This film captures the rise of China’s influence in Africa and in Zambia in particular, through the lives of three individuals: a Chinese entrepreneur, a project manager for a Chinese multinational and the Zambian Minister for Commerce, Trade and Industry.