New collection of articles


Yaroslav the Wise Novgorod State University has published regular issue 16 (26) of “Novgorod Historical Articles” (“Novgorodskii istoricheskii sbornik”), composed in commemoration of well-known specialist in history of Medieval Novgorod V.F. Andreev. The book incorporates studies on history and culture of Novgorod the Great and Novgorod region in 12th–20th centuries. This issue includes articles on social and political relations, religious life, archaeology, historiography and publications of lost and found works on history of one of the oldest Russian towns.

On centenary of the Great Russian Revolution of the year 1917

On occasion of Academic council meeting on March 14, 2017 when D.Sc. in History N.N. Smirnov delivered a report “Concerning several problems connected with the Great Russian Revolution of the year 1917” the Library of the Institute has installed an exhibition “Leningrad school of historians on the revolution of 1917”. The centennial of the February and October Revolutions determined the scale of the exhibition. It included more than 170 publications (monographs, collections of articles, albums, reference books, documental publications, etc.). The majority of them has been created by scholars of the Institute. The exhibits are displayed in chronological order covering all the periods of the study of the history of the Russian revolutions and accompanied by portraits of their authors. Besides published material the exhibition incorporates several documents from the Institute’s archive.

Conferences in Novgorod


On February 28 – March 1, 2017 in the Novgorod State Museum-Reserve All-Russian Scientific Conference “The Treaty of Stolbovo and Restitution of the Novgorod Region to the Russian State” timed to 400-year anniversary of the Treaty of Stolbovo took place accompanied by the presentation of the books on the conference subjects.
On March 6, 2017 at the Yaroslav the Wise Novgorod State University the Second All-Russian Scientific Conference “Yaroslav the Wise and his era” timed to the feast day of Saint Grand Prince Yaroslav the Wise took place. During the conference the book exhibition “The Antoniev monastery as the saint location of the Novgorod region” has been opened.
Saint Petersburg Institute of History was one of the organizers of these conferences, and its scholars Cand. Sc in History N.V. Bashnin, Cand. Sc in History G.M. Kovalenko, D.Sc. in History V.G. Vovina and D.Sc. in History B.N. Kovalev delivered reports.

The spring has come!

Our dear ladies! Let us cordially congratulate you with nice spring holiday – International Women’s Day March 8! We are glad to wish you be successful in your activities, obtain and preserve personal happiness and prosperity, keep solid health. May strong and reliable men ready to help and support you stay nearby all the time. Let peace and serenity surround you.
Director of SPbIH RAS N.N. Smirnov

Collection of articles “Materials of the Round-table discussion (On 70-year anniversary of the Great Victory)” (Sbornik Materialov kruglogo stola (K 70-letiu Velikoi Pobedy)


Publishing house of Politechnic University issues the collection of articles containing Materials of the round-table discussion carried out during 36th annual international scientific conference “Soviet science and technics during the Great Patriotic War (On 70-year anniversary of the Great Victory)” which is entitled “Scientists and the Great Patriotic War”.
The book is one of the unique academic publications dealing with the activities of the scientists and scientific organizations during the Great Patriotic War. It includes articles, greetings and memoirs of the participants and veterans of the war. The publication has been timed to 70-year anniversary of the Great Victory.
Contents of the collection of articles (in Russian).

New monograph


“Alliance-Archeo” publishing house issued a book by N.V. Bashnin “Dionisii Glushitskii monastery and its archive in the 15th-17th centuries: Research and texts” (“Dionisievo-Glushitskii monastyr i ego arhiv v XV-XVII vv.: Issledovanie i teksty”).
The monograph deals with the history of the monastery, and on the basis of multiple sources from archives of Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Vologda the author scrutinizes monastic landownership, rural settling and population in the domain of the cloister. Research of social and cultural sphere presented in the book enlarges and enriches the notion concerning importance of this monastery for everyday life of medieval society.
For the first time in historiography archive of Glushitskii monastery of the 15th – 17th centuries has been reconstructed and examined. The book includes multiple maps, illustrations and appendixes; the second part of it incorporates publication of more than 450 documents of the 15th– middle of the 19th centuries.
The book has been published with financial support of the Russian Foundation for Humanities.