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Laureates of the Alexander Nevsky Prize


On September 12, 2019, on the Day of the Holy Alexander Nevsky in St. Petersburg the winners of the All-Russian Historical and Literary Prize “Alexander Nevsky” were awarded.
Among the winners of the Prize of the year 2019 are Doctor of Historical Sciences, prof. Vladimir Vikentievich Lapin – first prize in the literary competition for biographical research “Tsitsianov” (Moscow, Molodaya Gvardia publ., 2011); Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Mikhail Borisovich Sverdlov – special award “Heritage” for the monograph “History of Russia in the works of N.M. Karamzin ”(St. Petersburg: Nestor-Istoriya publ., 2018).
Friends and colleagues cordially congratulate the laureates and wish them further creative and scientific success.

Scientific Conference in memory of Doctor of Historical Sciences Sergey Viktorovich Yarov

On October 9, 2019 at St. Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Petrozavodskaya ul., 7) with the support from the European University in St. Petersburg and the Herzen Russian State Pedagogical University (as the session of the seminar “History of the Soviet era”) there took place a scientific conference “An ordinary person in extraordinary times”, dedicated to the memory of the famous Russian historian, leading researcher of St. Petersburg Institute of the RAS, Doctor of Historical Sciences S.V. Yarov, who passed away in 2015.
The conference program consisted of two parts: scientific and memorial. The first will present reports on the topics that S.V. Yarov was interested in throughout his entire scientific life, such as the “human dimension” of the Revolution, the Civil War, New Economic Policy and the blockade; in the second, the memoirs of colleagues and students were presented.
Conference agenda (in Russian)

From the collection of the Scientific-Historical Archive of St. Petersburg Institute of RAS


Within the framework of the RFBR project 18-09-00212 on the preparation and publication of a translation into Russian of the treatise “Sovereign” (“Sovereign” Machiavelli in a Russian manuscript of the XVIII century”, composed by Doctor of Historical Sciences M.A. Yusim. M., 2019. 198 p.) The entire manuscript Antimachiavelli was digitized. The present submission of the electronic copy of the manuscript is intended to supplement the text published with a scientific commentary by M.A. Yusim by transmitting a visual image of the source. In addition, the manuscript of Antimaciavelli by Frederick II is valuable material for further research.
The manuscript “Antimachiavelli” is stored in the Russian section of the Scientific and Historical Archive of St. Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Archive of St. Petersburg Institute of History of the RAS. Fund 36 “The Vorontsovs”, inventory 1, unit 807).

The Seminar on the Old Russian History


St. Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Institute of History of St. Petersburg State University held a meeting of the Seminar on the Old Russian History on September 26, 2019 at 16.10 in St. Petersburg Institute of History of the RAS (Petrozavodskaya ul., 7, Conference Hall).
During the meeting, the report of Anatoly Leonidovich Gryaznov (Scientific research center “Drevnosti” (Vologda)) “Belozersk Acts of the 14th-16th Centuries: Methodology and Study Results” was delivered.
At the seminar the monograph by A.L. Gryaznov “Belozerskie akty XIV-XVI vv.: issledovanie i perechen” [“Belozersky Acts of the XIV-XVI Centuries: Research and Enumeration”] (Vologda, 2019) was presented.

International scientific conference

On September 19 – 22, 2019 International conference “West European Manuscripts and Charters from Late Antiquity to the Early Modern Period in Saint Petersburg Collections: Research, Catalogization and Digitization” will take place in Saint Petersburg. It is organized in collaboration by the United Scientific Council for Social Sciences and Humanities (the Saint Petersburg Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences), the Saint Petersburg Institute of History (Russian Academy of Sciences), the German Historical Institute in Moscow, the National Library of Russia and the State Hermitage Museum.

The conference agenda presumes participation of more than forty scholars from Austria, England, Germany, Italy, Luxemburg, Poland, France and Russia. Its aim is to strengthen cooperation between Russian libraries and institutes and European scientific centers.

The conference will be held under the auspices of the Year of Russian-German Scientific and Educational Partnership in 2018 – 2020.

Conference agenda (in English, German and French)

New book

“Novgorodskaya oblastnaya tipographia” publ. issued the book by B.N. Kovalev “Izbrannye doveriem. Novgorodskie deputaty Gosudarstvennoi dumy Rossiiskoi imperii”. ISBN 978-5-6041241-1-6.

The book was published due to the partnership agreement between Novgorod State Museum-Preserve and Saint Petersburg Institute of History of the RAS with financial support from Yu.I. Bobryshev and participation of Novgorod branch of Russian Historical Society