The the discovery of archival materials always offers a fortunate opportunity to fill in blank spots in the history of the Permanent International Altaistic Conference (PIAC). This is even more important in cases where no proceedings volume was ever produced.
For the 42nd Meeting of the PIAC held in Prague in 1999 hosted under the auspices of RFE/RL, the following materials are now available in addition to the existing article by Bruce Pannier:
- General Programme (unfortunately without details on speakers and scholarly communications)
- Opening Speech by Thomas Dine, President RFE/RL
- Fragmentary List of Participants
- Report by Edward Tryjarski
- Report by Beatrice Hogan, reproduced with kind permission by RFE/RL.
As always, curating the PIAC archive relies on contributions from the PIAC community. Thus, in case you participated in that meeting but do not find your name in the aforementioned materials, please let me know and everything will be duly updated.
Berlin, March 09, 2023