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Environmental History of Russia: the local measurements and perspectives of integral studies Tags: https://www.academia.edu/32536208/Call_for_Papers_Environmental_History_of_Russia_the_local_measurements_and_perspectives_of_integral_studies_

The Conference "Environmental History of Russia: the local measurements and perspectives of integral studies" is aimed at summarizing the results of regional studies and developing new research directions that allow us to comprehensively represent the historical experience of nature management and solving environmental problems in Russia. 

This Conference is an invitation to historians, sociologists, geographers, environmental and natural scientists, and all other researchers, showing an interest in an environmental history of Russia and the beyond.

The work of the Conference is planned in the following directions:

- environmental history of Russian regions,

- natural resources in the history of Russia,

- environmental problems of industrial development in Russia in the 18th - early of the 21st centuries,

- the history of environmental protection in Russia and beyond,

- urban environmental history,

- transfer of scientific knowledge and technologies in the history of Russia and neighboring countries,

- the role of social institutions and public associations in solving environmental problems of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union.

Paper Proposals: please submit a short paper proposal of no more than 300 words together with personal information of presenter(s) including full name(s), institutional affiliation(s), and contact information to Anna Agafonova [email protected] or [email protected] until June 1, 2017.

Deadline extended until 25 June, 2017.

The message of inclusion of the proposal in the Conference program will be sent to the authors until July 1, 2017.

Conference fee: participation in the Conference is free of charge.

Language of the Conference: official languages of the Conference are English and Russian.

Conference proceedings: we plan to publish articles (no more than 5000 words) in an edited volume in 2017. Submission deadline will be 5 September 2017.

New grant - Natural Resources in the History of Russia: Economic Institutes, Communities of Experts, and Infrastructures Tags: grant Julia Lajus Russian Science Foundation HSE Russia

A team of researchers led by Professor Julia Lajus of the Higher School of Economics, St Petersburg (HSE Spb), has been awarded a large grant for their project entitled:

Natural Resources in the History of Russia: Economic Institutes, Communities of Experts, and Infrastructures 

The full team is: Julia Lajus, Alexandra Bekasova, Marina Loskutova, Margarita Dadykina, Elena Korchmina, Elena Kochetkova and PhD students Ekaterina Kalemeneva and Vassily Borovoy (HSE Spb); Andrei Volodin (Moscow State University); Alexei Kraikovski  (European University at St Petersburg); Anastasia Fedotova (Institute for the History of Science and Technology, Russian Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg). 

The project will make a significant contribution to the growing international scholarship in environmental history from a European as well as a global perspective. The environmental history of Russia will be analysed within an interdisciplinary framework incorporating a range of fields from across the humanities and social sciences. The project involves analysis of economic institutions, the activities of the expert community, and the development of infrastructures. The project comprises individual case studies of s , formed by major chronological periods , and the focus will be on lesser known historically significant natural resources (forests , water, fisheries , minerals ) over the period from the seventeenth century to the end of the Cold War in the late twentieth century.

The new knowledge obtained as a result of joint work of researchers specializing in the field of economic, environmental and technological history, will significantly improve the understanding of the interaction of people and nature in the past and will be useful in the development of informed decisions in the field of environmental management in the present.

The project is a very good example of what can be termed the ‘usable past’ i.e. knowledge and understanding of the past which has a practical relevance for addressing contemporary problems.

For the announcement on the website of the Higher School of Economics, St Petersburg (in Russian), please see:


For more details (in English) please see:


Bilingual website on Russian Environmental History
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This website is devoted to 

Environmental History in Russia and about Russia

It is bilingual, but oriented mostly towards the Russian public. 


It is the creation of:


Andrei Vinogradov (Senior Lecturer in the Dept of History, Elabuga Institute, Kazan’ Federal University); and 


Maxim Mostovenko (Research Associate, Lab for Historical Research, Surgut State Pedagogical University)

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