On May 23, 2017 a group of students from department of Modern history of Eastern Europe of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg under supervision of professor Dr. Julia Obertreis and Dr. Moritz Florin visited the Institute.
Students participated in the round-table discussion on topical issues of historiography and methodology of study of the Revolution of 1917. The institute was represented by scholars from the Department of the history of revolutions and social movements in Russia senior researcher Cand. Sc. in History N.V. Mihailov, director of the Institute D.Sc. in History N.N. Smirnov and leading researcher V.Yu. Chernyaev.
After this session the visitors got an excursion to the Scientific and Historical archive of the Institute. Senior researcher Cand. Sc. in History N.B. Sredinskaya and researcher Cand. Sc. in History N.V. Bashnin informed them on the history of formation of archival funds and showed the most representative documents of both Russian and Western European sections of the archive.
On May 17, 2017 in the library of the Higher school of technology and power engineering of Saint-Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design the round-table discussion “The destiny of the unique copy of the scholarly work of Nikolai Petrovich Lihachev” took place.
The representatives of Saint Petersburg Institute of History (A.V. Chirkova), the Library of the RAS, Fundamental library of SPbSU, Russian Museum and other institutions participated in this event.
On May 11-12, 2017 Saint Petersburg Institute of History, the State Museum of Political History of Russia and North-West branch of the Scientific Council of the RAS on the history of social reforms, movements and revolutions are carrying out International Scientific and Practical Conference “Revolution of 1917 in Russia: event and conceptions, consequences and memory”.
The conference agenda along with texts of the reports could be reached at Russian version of the Institute’s webpage (section “Konferencii”) and at the website of the State Museum of Political History of Russia.
“Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie” publishing house issued a new book by D.Sc. in History, professor B.I. Kolonitskii “Tovarisch Kerenskii”: antimonarchical revolution and formation of the cult of “the leader of the people” (March-June 1917)” («Tovarishch Kerenskiy»: antimonarkhicheskaya revolyutsiya i formirovanie kul’ta «vozhdya naroda» (mart — iyun’ 1917 goda)); ISBN 978-5-4448-0638-8.
In his pioneering study the author demonstrates that the cult of the leader of the nation, well-known with reference to Lenin and Stalin, arose not in Soviet period but in spring and summer of 1917. “The first love of revolution” Aleksandr Kerenskii became the first bearer and partly creator of this cult. Tradition of monarchic culture didn’t vanish. Enriched by tradition of worship of party leaders it was reborn in a new image of the unique leader of the revolutionary army and revolutionary people, which became essential for different social strata
On April 26, 2017 at the Humanitarian Institute of the Novgorod State University All-Russian Scientific Conference “Memory of the Great Patriotic War in everyday life of the youth in 21st century”. It was organized by Yaroslav the Wise Novgorod State University, Saint Petersburg Institute of History, Peter the Great Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University and Novgorod Metropolitanate of the Russian Orthodox Church. Scholars, students and lecturers of the institute and colleges of Yaroslav the Wise Novgorod State University, teachers and school students from Novgorod have participated in this conference.
Saint Petersburg Institute of History of the RAS in cooperation with the Institute of History of SPbSU welcomed everyone to session of the Seminar on Old Russian history that have taken place at 4.00 p.m. on April 27, 2017 in SPbIH RAS (Petrozavodskaya str., 7; Conference hall (room 23)) hosted by V.G. Vovina and A.V. Sirenov.
This time S.G. Zhemajtis delivered a report “On issue of location of the pulpit of metropolitan of Kiev and All-Rus in 1347-1460: Assumption cathedral in Vladimir or in Moscow”.