International scientific conference

Saint Petersburg Institute of History of the RAS (SPbIH of the RAS) in cooperation with the National Library of Russia (NLR) and Federal Service for Alcohol Market Regulation with participation of International association of researchers of trade history, merchant class and customs and JSC “CentrInform” on 28-30 September, 2020 will conduct International Scientific Conference “Istoriya piteinogo dela i trezvennicheskogo dvizheniya v Rossii s drevneishikh vremen do nashikh dnei” [“The istory of beverage manufacturing and abstinence movement in Russia from ancient times to modern times”].

Plenary and sectional sessions of the conference will be held in both SPbIH of the RAS and the National Library of Russia. The publication of collection of articles based on the reports delivered by participants of the conference is to be issued after the conference. For futher information: Information letter (in Russian).

New publication

 Publishing house “Pushkinskii fond” issued a collection of documents “Ministry finansov imperatorskoi Rossii E.F. Kankrin, M.Ch. Reitern, N.Ch. Bunge” [“The Ministers of Finance of the Imperial Russia E.F. Kankrin, M.Ch. von Reutern, N.Ch. Bunge”] composed by I.V. Lukoianov as a part of the series “Gosudarstvennye deyateli Rossii glazami sovremennikov” [“The Statesmen of Russia in the Eyes of Contemporaries”], ISBN 9785604279946. 

The book incorporates extracts from publicistic and literary works, memoirs and diaries of the contemporaries of E.F. Kankrin, M.Ch. von Reutern, N.Ch. Bunge – the Ministers of Finance of the imperial Russia, who held this position for more than 40 years and greatly contributed to the development of the Russian economy. These materials describe the abovementioned people as both the statesmen and persons. Statements of witnesses present to the readers how the role of the Ministry of Finance and its chief changed throughout 19th century. The book includes detailed commentary, index of names, glossary of special terms and has an inset with copies of archival documents.

On the centenary of the signing of the Svalbard Treaty

On October 29–30, 2020 in Arkhangelsk the international scientific conference “The Svalbard archipelago: From terra nullius to the site of interaction. On the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Svalbard Treaty” will take place.

The conference is organised by St Petersburg Institute of History, Russian Academy of Sciences; Federal Research Center for Integrated Arctic Studies named after academician N. P. Laverov, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Arkhangelsk Regional Museum; Political Encyclopedia Publishers (“ROSSPEN”) and OJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel (“Nornickel”).

For further information: Information letter I

The exhibition in the Reading Hall of the Library of SPbIH of the RAS

The library presents to the visitors at the exhibition in the Reading Hall one of the most luxurious publications – “Tsarskaya ohota” (“The Tsars’ Hunt”) by N.I. Kutepov:
Vol 2.
Tsarskaya ohota tsarei Mikhaila Pheodorovicha and Alekseia Mikhailovicha. XVII vek (The Tsars’ Hunt of Tsars Mikhail Pheodorovich and Aleksei Mikhailovich. 17th century). St. Petersburg, 1898. Copy № 104.

Vol 3.
Tsarskaya i imperatorskaia ohota na Rusi. Konets XVII i XVIII vek (The Tsars’ and Imperors’ Hunt in Russia. The end of the 17th and the 18th centuries). St. Petersburg, 1902. Copy № 109.

Vol 4.
Imperatorskaia ohota na Rusi. Konets XVIII i XIX vek (The Emperors’ Hunt in Russia. The end of the 18th and the 19th centuries) . St. Petersburg, 1911.

Emperor Alexander III expressed a wish to write a study on the history of the tsars’ hunt while visiting hunting ground in Gatchina. It was ordered to colonel N.I. Kutepov, who recruited scholars and collectors A.F. Bychkov, P.Ya. Dashkov, N.P. Likhachov, V.V. Stasov,… Numerous archive materials have been examined and included to this publication.

Scientific seminar “Russia in the Modern Era (the 18th – the beginning of the 20th cc.): the state and the society”

Saint Petersburg Institute of History of the RAS welcomes everyone to the session of the seminar “Russia in the Modern Era (the 18th – the beginning of the 20th cc.): the state and the society”
The report by Candidate of Sciences in Philology M.Yu. Koreneva and Candidate of Sciences in Philology E.O. Larionova (Institute of Russian Literature (Pushkinskij Dom), RAS) «The archive of Turgenev brothers: contemporary status and prospectives of study and publication of manuscript materials»  will be delivered. Report synopsis.
The session will take place on January 30, 2020 at 17.00 in SPbIH RAS (Petrozavodskaya str., 7; Conference hall (room 23)).
Welcome everyone!

New monograph


Publishing Centre “Gumanitarnaya Akademiya” issued the monograph by
E.V. Prokhorova and E.D. Tverdyukova“Prodovol’stvennyi rynok Petrograda-Leningrada perioda nepa” (“The food market of Petrograd-Leningrad during
the NEP period”)
. ISBN 978-5-93762-145-0.

The book for the first time in historiography on the basis of wide amount of different sources (law and regulations, unpublished archival documents, statistical materials, periodicals, diaries and memoirs of contemporaries) presents to the readers a complex study of the features of the food market of the greatest city centre of the Soviet Russia – Petrograd-Leningrad in the period of the New Economic Policy (1921-1928). This study may be of interest to both specialists and vast circles of public.