Cand.Sc in History Alexey Vovin tells the audience of the program “Archival History” about the presentation of medieval commune in the Milan Acts of the beginning of the 13th century based on materials from the collection of N.P. Likhachev.
International Scientific Conference “The History of the Writing of European Civilization”
St. Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Russian Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Pushkinskiy Dom), St. Petersburg branch of the Archive of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Library of the Russian Academy of Sciences invite you to take part in the International Scientific Conference “The History of the Writing of European Civilization”, which will be held in St. Petersburg on October 10-14, 2022
Scientific meetings on the history of writing within the framework of the conference “History of Writing of European Civilization” have the task of promoting further research of handwritten materials representing the tradition of writing in Europe (including Russia), summarizing the results of recent research in Russia and abroad, exchanging the experience of researchers, identifying problems of current work and the definition of promising directions in the further study of writing and written monuments.
Three sections are expected to work:
– Handwritten book of Latin, Byzantine and Cyrillic traditions;
– Act and business letter of the Middle Ages and Modern times;
– Monuments of epigraphy from antiquity to modern times.
The letter of Information (in Russian)
The conference will be held in a mixed format: face-to-face and on-line.
The Organizing Committee undertakes to send a response to the applications received as soon as possible and no later than August 1, 2022.
Old Russian town where the West and the East met – a new book on the history of non-confessional communities was presented in Novgorod
On June 8, 2022 in Novgorod Doctor of History Vadim Ibragimovich Musaev presented his new monograph “Different Christian communities in the North-West of Russia in the 1900s – 1930s”, in which the history of main non-Orthodox confessional communities of St. Petersburg/ Petrograd/ Leningrad and in general in the North-West on the basis of materials from previously unpublished documentary sources was studied.
The meeting was attended by Novgorod historians, museum staff, representatives of religious associations of Novgorod.
Representatives of the Novgorod libraries that day had the opportunity to receive a new edition with the author’s autograph.
The presentation was organized by St. Petersburg Institute of History of the RAS, the Novgorod Museum-Reserve, the Department of Theology of Yaroslav the Wise Novgorod State University with the support of the Russian Historical Society. Among the guests of honor were Metropolitan Lev of Novgorod and Staraya Russa and Natalya Vasilievna Grigorieva, General Director of the Novgorod Museum-Reserve. The meeting was moderated by the head of the Novgorod group of the SPbIH of the RAS, Doctor of History B.N. Kovalev.
Peter the Great and his handwriting “in a hurry”. A virtual exhibition of one document timed to the 350th anniversary of Peter the Great
The collection of the Scientific and Historical Archive of St. Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences contains several dozen autographs of the first Russian emperor. The collection “Documents of Peter I” (Coll. 277) contains Peter’s decrees, letters, notes and drawings. Eight autographs of Peter I are exhibited at the virtual exhibition. The selected materials represent different types of Peter’s manuscripts.
“Handwriting of the Empire” in Omsk
In the first quarter of the 18th century, types of documents appeared that were unknown to the pre-Petrine era, and printing technologies began to be actively used. Samples of such documents from eight collections of the Scientific and Historical Archive of St. Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences which chronologically cover almost the entire Petrine era, are presented at the exhibition “Handwriting of the Empire” in Omsk Regional Museum of Fine Arts named after M.A. Vrubel. In total, fifteen original documents of the late 17th – first quarter of the 18th century (charter letters, patents for ranks, diplomas, travel letters) will be presented, “visualizing” the new image of Russia. Almost all of them have the personal signature of Peter the Great or Chancellor G.I. Golovkin and are certified by the state seal. The documents will be shown to the Omsk audience for the first time. Most of them have never been exhibited: only two documents from the collection of N.P. Likhachev previously took part in the exhibition of the State Hermitage Museum (2012). As part of the preparation of the project, the employees of St. Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences have done a lot of scientific and scientific restoration work.
The opening of the exhibition took place on June 9, the birthday of Peter the Great.
The solemn ceremony was attended by the Deputy Director for External and Public Relations of St. Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences Doctor of History Yulia Zorakhovna Kantor, and curator of the exhibition, head of the Scientific and Historical Archive and Source Research Group of St. Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences Cand.Sc. in History Tatyana Anatolyevna Bazarova.
New publication of historical sources
The publishing house “Dmitry Bulanin” issued the second volume of the publication “Journals of the Committee of the Western Provinces” [“Jurnaly Komiteta Zapadnykh guberniy”] – Vol. 2: 1836–1840. — St. Petersburg, 2021. 800 p., ill. ISBN 978-5-86007-981-6. The publication was prepared by T.V. Andreeva, I.N. Vibe, B.P. Milovidov, D.N. Shilov.
Journals of the Committee of the Western Provinces dated from 1836 to 1840 are the most valuable source of information about the preparation and implementation of large-scale government events in one of the largest and ethnically complex regions of the Russian Empire, the Western Territory, after the Polish uprising of 1830-1831. Decision-making mechanisms, their discussion, the correlation of orders depending on local daily life and the political situation in the region, as well as a comparative analysis of innovations in other regions of Russia – this is just a small list of the contents of the Committee’s journals. The circumstances and goals of its creation, the delegation of wide legislative, administrative and control powers to it indicate the high importance of the Committee of the Western Provinces in the political life of the state of that time. The committee concentrated all the key functions for managing a large, densely populated and multinational region of the empire. He was faced with the task of completely changing the system of administration of the region in administrative, social, economic, confessional terms. The variety of problems solved by the Committee was clearly reflected in its information-rich clerical documentation. The journals of the Committee of the Western Provinces are published in full, without any exceptions or abridgements. The publication is supplied with appendices and pointers that will help the reader to better understand the processes of formation and implementation of policy towards the Western Territory in one of the least studied periods in the history of the Russian Empire.
Hero Cities: front and rear in the largest battles of the Great Patriotic War
On May 24-26, 2022, in St. Petersburg will be held the international scientific conference “Hero Cities: front and rear in the largest battles of the Great Patriotic War”.
The conference was organized by St. Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the State Memorial Museum of the Defense and Siege of Leningrad, and the European University in St. Petersburg.
More than 50 researchers from Russia, as well as countries of near and far abroad will take part in the conference. Within the framework of the plenary session, the main attention will be paid to the cities officially awarded the title of “Hero City”. Sectional reports are devoted to the functioning of the authorities, industry and the problems of the military everyday life of the cities that contributed to the common Victory in the war. Within the framework of the conference, it is also planned to discuss the problems of memory of the Great Patriotic War and new methods in studying the history of this period. Conference program (in Russian).