Archive of the issues of the Proceedings of SPbII RAN (LOII)

Saint Petersburg Institute of History announces that entire archive of all the issues of the Proceedings of SPbII RAN (LOII) since 1959 till 2016 has been digitized and is available at the institute’s website. It will be replenished with every new issue.

Session of the Seminar on Old Russian history


Saint Petersburg Institute of History of the RAS in cooperation with the Institute of History of SPbSU welcome everyone to session of the Seminar on Old Russian history that will take place at 4.00 p.m. on March 30, 2017 in SPbIH RAS (Petrozavodskaya str., 7; Conference hall (room 23)) hosted by V.G. Vovina and A.V. Sirenov.

This time Cand. Sc. In History A.I. Razdorsky will deliver a report “Kursk of Kiev and Kursk of Moscow: two stories of one town or on story of two towns?”.

Presentation of “Album of Petrine Navigator”


On March 27, 2017 at 6.30 p.m. at Saint Petersburg branch of the Russian Geographical Society took place a meeting of Commission on history of geographic knowledge timed to 320-year anniversary of the Great Embassy of Peter the Great combined with presentation of “Album of Petrine Navigator”.

In presentation composers of the book Cand. Sc. in History T.A. Bazarova and D.Sc. in History D.N. Kopelev jointly with head of “Istoricheskaya Illustratsia” publishing house Cand.Sc. in History N.V. Kiriuschenko have participated.

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.