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The results of the 8th Public contest “Topical science” (Aktualnaya nauka)

Логотип-150x117On November 25, 2015 the results of the 8th Public contest “Topical science” (Aktualnaya nauka) conducted in commemoration of O.N. Ken were summed up. The Polish Institute in Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Institute of History of the RAS and the Institute of History and Political Science of the University of Białystok announce the completion of the 8th Public contest of students’ and postgraduates’ works “Topical science (Soviet Union, Poland and other states of Central and Eastern Europe in the world policy of the 20th century)” (Aktualnaya nauka) conducted in commemoration of O.N. Ken.

The ceremony of presentation of awards, diplomas and special prize to the winners of the contest will take place on December, 17 at 3 p.m. in the Conference hall of Saint Petersburg Institute of history of the RAS.

Welcome for all comers.

Excursion to the library

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On November 18, 2015 at the scientific library of Saint Petersburg Institute of History of the RAS a conducted tour to the library funds for a group of students of the Faculty of liberal arts and science took place.  Chief librarian Panchenko E.Z. delivered familiarization lecture and demonstrated students the most precious items such as Schedel’s World History (The Nuremberg Chronicle), the Sobornoye Ulozheniye, “Arithmetic” by L. Magnitsky (1703), the first edition of  “History of the Russian State” by N.M. Karamzin, several numbers of “Sankt-Peterburgskie Vedomosti” of the 18th century and newspaper «Moniteuruniversel» issued in the years of the French revolution. The visitors also saw book exhibitions and library depositories.

New book

Сборник_МедведевSpicilegium Byzantino-Rossicum. Collection of articles timed for 80-year anniversary of corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences I.P.Medvedev. M., 2015.

This book is dedicated to 80-year anniversary of famous Russian specialist in Byzantine history, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Igor Pavlovich Medvedev. The collection of articles consists of more than 30 scientific works of both Russian and foreign scholars, friends and admirers of the scientist. The subjects of the articles include a specter of historical and philological issues and problems of art studies. It is aimed at specialists in history and culture of Byzantium, Russia and Christian East.

International scientific conference

On November 6, 2015 at the Institute of the Humanities of Novgorod state university was held international scientific conference “Path to the victory. Polish and Soviet resistance movements against Hitlerite occupation: similarities and differences”. It was organized in cooperation by Consulate general of Poland in Saint Petersburg, Yaroslav-the-Wise Novgorod State University and Saint Petersburg Institute of History of the RAS.

Reports and talks delivered by the leading Polish and Russian scholars were dedicated to the subject of the resistance movement during the World War II. The issues of differences between Russian and Polish “historic memory” and access to historic sources were raised at the discussion.

The conference was timed to the 70-year anniversary of the end of the World War II.

Scholar’s anniversary

черняев-3On November 10, 2015 falls 70-year anniversary of a famous Russian scholar, author of more than 100 scientific works and publications of documents on the political history of Russia and the history of the Russian emigration of 1900-s-1930-s, leading research fellow of St.Peterburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Cand. of Sc. in History Vladimir Yurievich Chernyaev.
He has been working in the institute for about 45 years, and for more than 30 of them he performs the duties of scientific secretary of the department. He also actively participates in all-institute scientific activities being a member of the scientific council and participating in the editorial board of Saint Petersburg historical journal (Peterburgskii istoricheskii zhurnal).
Vladimir Yurievich nowadays is a leading researcher of the institute not only by his rank, but also due to his status in the domestic historical science as an author of detailed works and thorough documental publications on the history of social campaigns, political parties, reforms and revolutions in Russia, Civil War and post-revolutionary emigration and opposition to the Communists regime.
Colleagues highly appreciate him for his human qualities such as responsibility and adherence to principles, exactingness and benevolence, modesty and devotion to both historical science and the institute.
At this special day friends, colleagues and apprentices cordially congratulate Vladimir Yurievich with his jubilee and with all their heart wish him to be safe and sound, to stay thriving and to reach new creative success in the activity of his life.

On Aleksander Il’ich Kopanev’s centenary

On October 20, 2015 a special joint session of the Scientific council of SPbIH and Saint Petersburg branch of Archaeography commission of the RAS dated for the centenary of an outstanding historian, specialist in source studies and archaeographer Aleksander Il’ich Kopanev took place.
This session was divided into two parts: one with the scientific reports and another with memoirs and speeches.

DSCN9504On the agenda there were several reports. Yu. G. Alekseev (professor, SPbSU) in his talk “Aleksandr Il’ich Kopanev as a historian of Russian peasantry” paid special attention to the importance of A.I. Kopanev’s contribution to the study of Russian peasantry as legally free and self-dependent in its economic activity power. The works of A.I. Kopanev, based on large amount of factual material, were the development of studies conducted by his tutor I.I. Smirnov.

Z.V. Dmitrieva (leading research fellow, SPbIH RAS) in the report “About the first book of A.I. Kopanev “The history of landownership in Belozersk region in 15th-16th centuries” struggled to show the importance of this book for the development of domestic historiography as the first example of a monographic study of the feudal landownership in 15th-16th centuries carried out on the basis of both acts and documents of central and local governmental bodies and graphic representation of the landownership history presented in maps. Read more