VIII International Siberian Historical Forum which is the biggest scientific event beyond Urals will be held in Krasnoyarsk from September 21 to 23. More that 600 participants from leading Russian universities, museums and cultural institutions applied to take part in the Forum. Plenary session participants are A.P. Derevyanko, Doctor of Historical Sciences, A.V. Golovnev, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Corresponding Member of the RAS, N.N. Kradin, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor of the RAS, B.V. Bazarov, Academic of RAS, A.I. Krivoshapkin, Director of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, V.M. Rynkov, Director of the Institute of History of Siberian Branch of the RAS, A.G. Demidov, Chairman of the Central Council of the All-Russian Society for Preservation of Historical and Cultural Monuments, A.G. Denisov, editor-in-chief of the educational TV channel VGTRK History.
The Forum holds 22 discussion platforms. Discussion topics range from ancient cultures of North Asia to modern times. The Siberian Historical Forum 2021 will be timed to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Yenisey province and should launch the anniversary campaign. Also, this year the forum is dedicated to the 120th anniversary of the Krasnoyarsk regional branch of the Russian Geographical Society.
Experts will make reports on the study, preservation, and popularization of the historical and cultural heritage of Siberia. The Siberian Federal University is the venue of the Forum where events will be held both online and offline.
Also, the participants of the Siberian Historical Forum will present a program dedicated to the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Yenisey province. The program includes the release of the jubilee medal, festival of historical reconstruction, festive concert with the participation of Krasnoyarsk National Dance Company of Siberia by Mikhail Godenko.
A satellite event of the Siberian Historical Forum will be the congress of local historians of the Yenisey Siberia, which will take place before the official opening of the forum, on September 20, in the Sverdlovsky Cultural Centre. More than 200 applications of local historians including workers of museums, libraries, journalists, school teachers, university professors, from all the regions of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, from the Tyva Republic and the Republic of Khakassia were submitted to the congress. It is planned to create an Association which is the Union of Local lore scientists of the Yenisey Siberia uniting the existing local history organizations at the congress. The last time, local historians of the Yenisey Siberia gathered together almost 100 years ago in 1924. Then the general local history conference of the province was held.
The VIII Siberian Historical forum is organised under the support of the Governor and the Government of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, Russian Geographical Society, Institute of History of the Siberian branch of the RAS, Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of the Siberian Branch of the RAS, Institute of History of Archeology and Ethnography of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Miklukho-Maklai Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology RAS, Siberian Federal University. The operator of the forum is ANO Yenisey Siberia Development Corporation. Let us remind you that the I Siberian Historical Forum took place in 2013. The previous forum was held in 2019 and was dedicated to the Yenisey Siberia in the history of Russia and the 400th anniversary of Yeniseisk. Additional information is available on the website sibhistory.ru.