Dr. Alexei V. Kraikovskii
Center for Environmental and Technological History
Department of History
European University at St Petersburg
191187, #3, Gagarinskaia St.
karl [at] eu.spb.ru
Surgut State Pedagogical University will host on 15-16 October 2015 a seminar on The Environmental History of Siberian North: Promising Research Directions. Full details are available in the call for papers below.
The deadline for submissions is 31 August 2015.
The Kazan Federal University in Russia is organizing an international conference titled “Environmental History in Russia: Stages of Development and Promising Research Directions”. The conference will take place on 13-15 November 2014 in Elabuga (Tatarstan, Russia).
The event aims to analyze the development of historical and ecological approach in Russian historiography in recent decades, its current state and prospects. Invited keynote speakers are David Moon (York University, UK) and Stephen Brain (Mississippi State University, USA).
The deadline for proposals is 15 August 2014.
For further details in English see the conference webpage and the full call for papers below.
The Center for Environmental and Technological History of the European University at St. Petersburg announces the educational project Russian Culture in Baltic Nature: intersection of history, landscape and heritage.
The Center annually teaches a distance education and summer session course that involves fascinating travel and lectures from experts in the field. The first course, beginning in 2013, will be dedicated to Russian heritage in the Eastern Baltic. The Baltic Sea is a key natural and cultural unifier of the lands of Eastern Europe and Russia and the course will focus on local trans-border culture and nature. The Eastern Baltic is a place where nations and peoples have been mixed for centuries and powerful empires have impacted one another. During the summer session we will travel through three countries studying the Russian culture and heritage dispersed here and there in unforgettable landscapes. This course is based on the idea of three continuities: continuity of culture, nature and history across state borders. Finally we will try to answer a key question – is international heritage management possible at all?