During April-May 2023, the scientist, descendant and full namesake of the outstanding explorer of the South Pacific, Nickolay Miklouho-Maclay will be in an expedition in Papua New Guinea.
Study of the impact of globalization and modern socio-cultural and political processes on modern Papua New Guinean society.
Identification of the main areas for cooperation and prospects for the development of international relations between the Russian Federation and Papua New Guinea (PNG). Coordination of scientific, educational projects with the leading scientific educational institutions.
Expedition plans and tasks
Organizing and conducting fieldwork in the Madang region, the Maclay Coast, and investigating the changes that have occurred in the indigenous cultures of northeast New Guinea since the Russian expeditions in the XIX century, as well as in the villages of the Port Moresby capital region.
The expedition starts on 29 April 2023. The first point of the itinerary is Madang, then the traveler is going to travel to the Maclay Coast and visit the villages of Gorendu, Bongu, Gumbu, Male and Bil Bil Island.
Meetings with students and the academic community are planned at the universities in Madang and Port Moresby, as well as a screening of the new documentary “The Maclay Coast”.
A series of meetings with the scientific, business and political elite of the country is planned in the capital of Port Moresby: at the University of Papua New Guinea, the University Archives and the Russian Corner.
The expedition team is going to return to Russia on May 27.