New books

I-mirovayaThe first volume of multivolume work “The First World War and the end of the Russian Empire”. Publishing house “Liki Rossii” issued “Political history” “The First World War and the end of the Russian Empire”.

Centenary of the World War I (194-1918) has been marked by a lot of conferences, publications and research works. This project supported by Russian Foundation for Humanities (grant №12-31-10020 “The First World War and the end of the Russian Empire”) is aimed to publish three volumes on political and economical history of Russia during the global conflict, on different aspects of social and cultural life of the Russian empire citizens and on February revolution that brought to an end the monarchy. The authors suppose these publications to be interesting not only to historians and scholars, but also to a wide range of readers.

 

 

muchina“…Keep my sorrowful story…”: Blockade diary of Lena Mukhina. Moscow, 2015.

The diary text prepared for publication and commented by D.Sc. in History V.M. Kovalchuk, D.Sc. in History A.I. Rupasov and D.Sc. in History A.N. Chistikov. Introductory article by D.Sc. in History, professor S.V. Yarov.

This book is a republication of the blockade diary of 17-year old Leningrad schoolgirl Lena Mukhina. This diary is unique being one of a little number of teenagers’ notes written down during the Blockade. It was written in a good literary language and covers a period from May 22, 1941 till May 25, 1942, what makes it possible to trace the everyday life of a Leningrad citizen and her perception of the events of the war eve and of the first year of the War (pre-Blockade months, beginning of the siege and tragic winter of 1941/1942).
The diary produced a lot of positive responses and comments in both Russian and foreign mass media.

The news of the Library of Saint Petersburg Institute of History of the RAS

DSCN9845On December 16, 2015 the book exhibition “On 190-year anniversary of the Decembrist uprising” timed to the International scientific conference “Historical memory of Russia and the Decembrists. 1825-2015” was opened at the Conference hall of Saint Petersburg Institute of History of the RAS. It was organized by the Library of the institute and prepared by librarian I.N. Shepyreva. At this exhibition 34 scientific works (monographs, historiography works, collections of articles, collections of documents) were presented to the participants and guests of the conference. Among the exhibits there were not only library books but also publications given by T.V. Andreeva and P.V. Ilyin.

The Second Saint Petersburg History Book Fair

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Saint Petersburg Institute of History of the RAS has been invited to participate in this trade exhibition by its executive director Yu.Yu. Cheremskaya. It went off from December 11 till December 13 at the New exhibition hall of the State museum of city sculpture. Monographs and collective works, publications of historical sources and school-books written and composed in 2013-2015 by the Institute scholars were presented there. The last issues of “Auxiliary Historical Disciplines” (“Vspomogatelnye istoricheskie distsipliny”) and “Novgorod historical articles” (“Novgorodskii istoricheskii sbornik”) as well as the full set of numbers of “Petersburg historical journal” (“Peterburgskii istoricheskii zhurnal”) were also presented at the exhibition. On December 11 the journal was introduced to the visitors by its managing editor Doctor of Science in History A.I. Rupasov.

In the course of all three days of exhibition the guests paid permanent interest to the works of the Institute scholars, especially to issues of “Petersburg historical journal” and publications of historical sources.

Saint Petersburg Institute of History of the RAS was granted a diploma for active participation in the Second Saint Petersburg History Book Fair.

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

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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.