Department of Source Studies of Russian and Soviet History

Detailed information

Department Head: Professor A.G.Golikov.

The department incorporates the Laboratory on the Archaeography, headed by Dr. I.V.Pozdeeva.

The main fields of research and specialization for students of the department are as follows:

  • Methodology of Historical Research

  • Historiography of Russian and Soviet History

  • Historical Sources of Russian and Soviet History from the 11th to the 20th century

  • Historical Geography of Russia and USSR

  • Archival Studies

  • Paleography

  • Study of Graphic Sources from the 11th-17th centuries

  • Sources and Methods of the Study of the Traditional, Material and Spiritual Culture of Old-Believers (15th-20th centuries)

  • National Traditions of Russian Historical Thought: The History of Russia in the works of 18th, 19th and 20th century Historians

  • Policy, Economy, Mass Consciousness in the 19th-20th centuries Periodicals

  • Statistical Source Materials on Russian Industrial History from the late 19th and early 20th century

  • Foreign Banks in Russia and Russian Banks Abroad in the late 19th and early 20th centuries (Problems, Sources, Methods of Study)

  • Business in late 19th and early 20th century Russia (sources, methods of study)

  • Quantitative Methods of Studying Agrarian History of 19th and early 20th century Russia

  • Designing and Creating Database on Russian Parliamentary History of the early 20th century

  • Sources of Social and Economic History of Soviet Agriculture and Peasantry in the 1920s and 1930s

  • History of Auxiliary Historical Disciplines