Cherepovets State University, “Historia Provinciae – the Journal of Regional History” Cherepovets Branch of the Russian Society for Intellectual History Center for Medieval Culture Studies at History of Philosophy Department of St. Petersburg State University hold the next session of the Interdisciplinary scientific theoretical workshop in Cherepovets
28-29 June 2019

Topics planned for discussion:

  • Phenomenology of the city from the perspective of philosophical and historical urban studies
  • The city as a phenomenon of European culture
  • Cities and people: the dynamics of interrelations and interactions
  • Cities and towns: poetics and rhythmics of urban life
  • Texts and contexts of the urban culture
  • Historical narratives of urban life
  • Social patterns and life circumstances of city dwellers
  • “Smart city” as a strategy for arranging the space in modern cities

The form of participation in the workshop is in-person; the registration fee is not charged. If you are interested in taking part in the project, please email the subject of your paper and brief information about yourself and you scientific status no later than 13 January 2018 the abstract of your paper (2-3 pages, 4000-6000 characters) is to be emailed no later than 21 May 2019.

The materials of the workshop will be posted on the website of the journal “Historia Provinciae – the Journal of Regional History” (hpchsu.ru) in advance. Based on the results of the discussion, a themed issue of the journal “Historia Provinciae – the Journal of Regional History” will be prepared.

All costs for attending the workshop are covered by the sending organization.
Providing that grant support is obtained, the Organizers Committee will be able to partially refund the expenses of the participants.
Applications for participation should include the subject of the paper and are to be emailed to the head of the Organizing Committee, Doctor of Science in History, Professor of Cherepovets State University Olga Y. Solodyankina olga_solodiankin@mail.ru

The Organizing Committee reserves the right to reject the submissions which do not correspond to the subject of the workshop.



Historia provinciae

  • Historical research
  • Political research
  • Interdisciplinary approaches
  • Regional history
  • Local history
  • Periphery
  • Province
  • Sociocultural approach
  • Image of the City
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Dear colleagues,
readers and friends!

In front of you is a new online journal ‘Historia provinciae – the journal of regional history’. First, our journal is aimed at historians, but we will be always glad to co-operate with representatives in other fields of social and humanitarian knowledge. We are convinced that our multi-disciplinary approach will allow considering a complex phenomenon of the province and the region. We focus on a poly-semantic understanding of the concept ‘province’. A province is understood in this respect as part of the country, usually quite remote and opposed to the centre. The periphery of the country embraces all the solitude and ‘backwoods’ full of quiet slow-paced life. This is a place where new trends have difficulty to reach people, and where the population would resist the changes of a swift-flowing modern life. At the same time, a province is the place of preservation of native traditions, language and culture. It is the place of retaining national identity, which makes it unique and valuable.
‘Region’ is also a multi-valued concept. A region is part of the country such as Northern European Russia and the Ural region; at the same time, it is a certain part of the continent, such as Southern or Central Europe. We embrace both interpretations of this concept. We hope that this multivalued interpretation and the combination of different approaches will facilitate the appearance of new trends of research that would be interesting for scientists and simply for inquisitive readers.
Our journal issues will be in English and in Russian. On the one hand, we are convinced that the bilingualism of the journal is an essentially feature in the era of globalization; and on the other hand, it would go beyond the situation when the authors writing and reading in Cyrillic feel isolated and separated from the benefits and trends of modern science developing in the world. Normally, we do not provide materials in a foreign language (restricting it to abstracts and keywords only); instead, in this version we will issue the full-text articles in both languages.
Another essential feature of the journal is the availability and openness of all materials to everyone. The journal will be issued online and will be available to all Internet users. Instead of a printed version, it will be possible to share visual materials, maps, charts and graphics. Our editors do not usually insert such materials into the text due to technical difficulties and high cost of printing services. We consider visualization to be one of the main ways or processing digital material by modern readers; therefore, we encourage prospective authors to use visual graphics in their texts. This will enhance a better presentation of the articles, and contribute to the general aesthetic enjoyment on part of the readers.
Thus, ‘Historia provinciae – the journal of regional history’ begins its own history; we welcome all prospective authors and the inquisitive audience longing for interesting materials and fascinating studies.

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Olga Yuryevna Solodyankina

Doctor of Science in History, Professor of History and Philosophy Department of Cherepovets State University, Editor-in-Chief of the journal ‘Historia provinciae – the journal of regional history’.

About the Journal

The founder of the online scientific journal ‘Historia Provinciae – the Journal of Regional History’ is Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education ‘Cherepovets State University’.

The journal ‘Historia Provinciae – the Journal of Regional History’ was founded in 2016. It is published quarterly (4 times a year).

The journal publishes articles in:

           Historical science,
           Political science.


Members of the editorial board are responsible for preparation, publication and contents of each issue of the journal. Editorial board is in charge of the backlog of manuscripts.

«Publication in a peer-reviewed journal is a means of scientific communication and contributes a lot to the development of the respective field of scientific knowledge.»

Editor-in-chief, Рrofessor of the Department of History and Philosophy
(Cherepovets, Russia)
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Deputy Editor-in-chief, Рrofessor of the Department of History and Philosophy (Cherepovets, Russia)

Deputy Editor-in-chief, Рrofessor of the Department of Public Relations, Journalism and Advertising (Cherepovets, Russia)

Deputy Editor-in-chief, Professor of the Department of Philosophy and History (Vologda, Russia)

Deputy Editor-in-chief, Рrofessor of the Department of History and Philosophy (Cherepovets, Russia)