Siberian Federal University: Historians from all over the country came to SibFU to participate in the 9th Siberian Historical Forum


Siberian Historical Forum is Russia’s largest scientific and humanitarian event. This year it is devoted to the historical and cultural heritage of the peoples of Siberia and the Far East and the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Yenisey Province. The choice of the topic is due to the fact that 2022 has been declared the Year of Cultural Heritage of the Peoples of Russia. The Forum will be held from September 14th to 16th 2022.

The event brought together 1300 scientists from all regions of the country this year — from Moscow to Yakutsk, as well as foreign scientists from Kazakhstan, Belarus, and Turkey. It is planned to hold discussions on general issues of historical knowledge in Russia within the framework of the forum and to discuss urgent tasks of research, educational and publishing activities with participation of specialists in various fields.

“Almost all regions of the country are represented at the forum, which indicates the demand for this event in the professional environment. The history of Siberia is a topical issue. It is about various peoples who have established cooperation, found a compromise and have been living in this territory ever since. Siberia can become a kind of example for the whole world on how many peoples can live, cooperate and prosper,” stressed Andrey Krivoshapkin, director of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

SibFU has been one of the organizers of the forum since its creation in 2013. Thus, SibFU School for the Humanities and School of Philology and Language Communication are engaged in supporting the work of platforms, discussion clubs, sessions and round tables. The University faculty will moderate 12 sessions and about 70 lecturers and students of SibFU will be the speakers and listeners of History of Siberia, Peoples of Siberia and the Far East, Scythian World of Eurasia, and Local History platforms.

“The number of forum participants is increasing every year and new topics are being announced. Being a purely local event first year, the forum attracts more than a dozen organizations from all over the country that are engaged in the humanities now. The issues related to national self-determination and the search for historical truth are being resolved here as a result. The forum discusses issues that are important not only for scientists, but for all residents of the country,” said Maksim Rumiantsev, SibFU rector.

This year, the conference organized for students the open lectures by the representatives of the Russian Academy of Sciences on a variety of topics — source studies, indigenous peoples of the Russian Far East, as well as archeology and ethnography of the peoples of Siberia, Altai and the Far East.

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