The VIII International Siberian Historical Forum continues its work in Krasnoyarsk. The event brought together more than 600 experts from Russian leading universities, academic institutes, museums, and cultural organizations. During three days of the forum, experts will discuss the most pressing scientific problems and give talks on the study, preservation and popularization of the historical and cultural heritage of Siberia.

The intellectual partner of the forum is Siberian Federal University, which hosts the historical forum for the eighth time. SibFU Rector Maksim Rumiantsev, attended the Opening Ceremony of the Forum, said that every year the event is becoming more and more ambitious: “At present, participants discus not only professional issues related to the present and the past of Russia. Now it is also socially significant, as it focuses on the broadest public. The topics discussed by the experts are clear to the majority, because it is the historical sciences and issues of humanitarian content that, in my opinion, form both culture and identity. It is important that this is happening here, in Siberia, in a region that has always been considered a region of industrial development.” 

Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Director of the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) Andrey Golovnev, who is an expert at the forum, also emphasizes the importance of the forum not only for the scientific community, but also for the public.

“This platform is largely experimental: there are a lot of young faces with sparkle in their eyes. I am sure that very important ideas related to history but future-oriented at the same time will be generated here. After all, history is self-understanding for the sake of good innovation.”

Let us remind you that the VIII Siberian Historical Forum was held from 21 to 23 September. The event is organized with the support of the Governor and the Government of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, the Russian Geographical Society, the Institute of History of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of History of Archeology and Ethnography of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Miklouho-Maclay Institute of Anthropology and Ethnography (RAS), and Siberian Federal University. The forum is managed by the Yenisey Siberia Development Corporation.