The Likhachov readings

Saint Peterburg Institute of History of the RAS and Saint Petersburg branch of Archaeographic commission of the RAS invite to visit the Readings honoring outstanding Russion historian, art historian, archaeologist academician Nikolay Petrovich Likhachov (1862‒1936). The session will take place on April 23, 2020 at Saint Peterburg Institute of History of the RAS (N.P. Likhachov’s mansion): St. Petersburg, Petrozavodskaya ul.,7.

There will be delivered the reports dealing with the study of subjects outlined by the scholar (the history of auxiliary sciences of history, historical source studies, archaeology, art history); reviews of materials connected with Likhachovs kin will also be presented.


The agenda of the Likhachov Readings

The session of the seminar “The history of the Soviet era”

Dear colleagues!

Saint Petersburg Institute of History of the RAS welcomes you to participate in the session of the seminar “The history of the Soviet era”.

The report “Navy officers of Russia in the era of wars and revolution as an object for prosopographical research” will be delivered by professor of the Institute of History of SPbSU D.Sc. in History К.B. Nazarenko.

The session will take place on February 25, 2020 at 18.00 in the Conference hall of the Institute (Saint Petersburg Institute of History of the RAS, Petrozavodskaya ul.,7, 3rd floor, room 23).

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.