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On 190-year anniversary of the Decembrist uprising in the Senate square

800px_02On December 14, 2015 the opening session of the International scientific conference “Historical memory of Russia and the Decembrists. 1825-2015” timed to 190-year anniversary of the Decembrist uprising will be held.
The conference is organized by Saint-Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences, State Archive of the Russian Federation, State Museum of History of Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg A.A. Sobchak Public Fund, International D.S. Likhachev Charitable Fund, Saint Petersburg State University, the European University in Saint Petersburg.
The conference will be held from December 14 till December 16. The sessions will take place at Saint Petersburg State University and Saint Petersburg Institute of History.

Notice: On December 16 the reading hall of Scientific and historical archive of Saint Petersburg Institute of History will be closed down due to the conference sessions.

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


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.