Department of American studies of the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of the Russian Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the A.A. Fursenko Center for American Studies of Saint Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences on September 22, 2022, holds a scientific colloquium “Yu.V. Knorozov and his contribution to modern American studies”. The colloquium is part of the program of scientific and anniversary events timed to the centennary of the birth of the outstanding Russian ethnographer Yuri Valentinovich Knorozov (1922–1999). Colloquium agenda (in Russian).
St. Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences invites you to take part in the International Scientific Conference “The Great Reformer of Russia: on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Mikhail Mikhailovich Speransky (1772 – 1839)”.
The conference aims to a comprehensive study of state activity and the reformist heritage of the largest representative of the Russian administrative elite of the 19th century – M. M. Speransky, an analysis of his contribution to the process of modernization of imperial Russia, the development of its state and public institutions.
The conference is expected to discuss the following issues:
- M. M. Speransky and statesmen of the Russian Empire. Public administration of the 19th – early 20th centuries: government and society.
- Liberal-constitutional ideas in Russia in the 19th – early 20th centuries: plans, projects, implementation.
- M. M. Speransky, regional and imperial policy of Russia.
- M. M. Speransky and the development of legislation, law and legal education in imperial Russia.
- M. M. Speransky and the financial policy of the Russian Empire in the first half of the 19th century.
- M. M. Speransky in Russian socio-political thought, the image of a statesman in the historical memory of Russia, domestic and foreign historiography.
More than 70 scholars will participate in the scientific forum, including leading experts on the history of the Russian state and society of the 19th century from Russia and other countries: historians, lawyers, researchers in the field of economic history and the history of finance, philosophers and social scientists, culturologists, biographers of M. M. Speransky.
The conference will take place on September 22–23, 2022 at St. Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences (metro Chkalovskaya, Petrozavodskaya str., 7) and will be held in a mixed online and offline format using the Zoom platform. Conference program (in Russian).
Those wishing to take part in the discussion of the scheduled reports or be present as listeners in a remote format can contact email@example.com to gain access to the broadcast on the Zoom platform.
About the funds of the Valdai Iversky Monastery in the Archives of Saint Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences, which reveal a very interesting panorama of life in Russia in the second half of the 17th century, says Doctor of History Pavel Vladimirovich Sedov in the program “Archival history” on the radio “Grad Petrov”.
Lost during the Civil War. The issues of identification of the remains found in the Peter and Paul Fortress
The new season of the scientific and educational program of SPbIH of the RAS “Discussions in the Likhachev House” opened on September 6, 2022 with a meeting with the historian and museum worker, Ph.D. Irina Alexandrovna Karpenko, Scientific Secretary of the State Museum of the History of Saint Petersburg. She spoke about the results of the unique investigations that she and her colleagues conducted to establish the names of people whose remains were discovered at the beginning of the 21st century on the territory of the Peter and Paul Fortress.
“Whether to give a battle or leave Moscow” – a note on the military council before the battle of Borodino
210 years ago, on September 7 (August 26, O.S.), 1812, the Battle of Borodino took place. The virtual exhibition presents a document from the Vorontsovs’ collection about the military council before the Battle of Borodino. The author of the document captured one of the most important stages of the discussion, when the question of the need to fight was raised, briefly reflecting the opinions he heard of several generals of the Russian army.
Documents of personal origin about everyday life during the Great Patriotic War – International round table
In order to promote the formation of a united space of historical memory and strengthen bilateral scientific ties, St. Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Minsk State Linguistic University are holding a round table on documents of personal origin on the history of military everyday life in the regions of the BSSR and the RSFSR during the Great Patriotic War, December 15, 2022. The letter of information (in Russian).