Tomsk State University
Department of History

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Research papersnumber of papers: 35

Epic of the sakhalin nivkh people

Review of book: Vladimir Sangi. Poselenie bukhty Chernoi zemli. Epos sakhalinskikh nivkhov. Moskva: IP M.A. Smirnova, 2013. 432 pp.

Representation of Roman Britain in British school modern textbooks in the context of national identity formation

The author studies the image of Roman Britain as is represented in British school textbooks from the 1990s to 2010 and beyond.

“At nostra longe condicio dispar”: elements of suggestion in Sidonius Apollinaris’s letter

The author analyzes a letter by Sidonius Apollinaris (approx. 430 – approx. 486), a Gallo-Roman poet and political actor who lived during the period of Western Roman Empire’s decay.

‘Ritual specialists’ in the traditional worldview system of the peoples of Siberia (a terminological analysis)

The article analyzes and summarizes materials on the Siberian region in terms of different categories of shamans and other functionally kindred ritual actors using the terminology which is used (or was used) by shaman worldview adherents.

Historical Memory and National-Political Identification of the Rusyns (1914–1920)

Through the example of the Rusyns’ national movement that developed in an acute confrontation between the two national-political forces – the Ukrainophiles and the Russophiles (Muscophiles) – the article explores the role of collective historical memory in nation-building and of political identification in the context of the global social changes.


The article uses the concept of sociopolitics that “echoes Foucault’s biopolitics” to discuss work of James Scott and David Graeber as well as the English-language translation of a 1980 collection of essays by Pierre Clastres.

Importance of International Scientific Contacts in Tomsk Scientific Community as the Factor of Physics Research Development in the 1970-1980-ies

The article is devoted to historical reconstruction of the international contacts and communications of Tomsk scientific community in the 1970-1980s.

Tomsk committee of scientists as a social form of organization of fundamental and applied studies in physics during the Great Patriotic war (1941-1945)

In this article the work of the first in its kind organization in the USSR – Tomsk committee of scientists for assistance to industry, transport and agriculture in wartime – was reconstructed.

The Role of the American Press in Covering the Crisis of the Omsk Government of Admiral Kolchak in the Summer of 1919

The study represents a review of several key issues related to the Civil War and foreign intervention in Russia that were covered by the American press.

Immigrants in British society: problems of reception and integration in 1945–1951

Drawing on British archival documents, the paper presents the main challenges the UK faced after the WWII in the conduct of the colonial policy. One of them was the phenomenon of race discrimination present both on the territories of the British Empire and inside the country itself.

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