REGIONAL CORPORATION OF SOVIET HISTORIANS OF THE 1930-s: SOCIETY, STATE, AUTHORITIES (THE CASE OF SIBERIA)

  • Khaminov, D.
Abstract:
The importance of this research is determined by the specific role of historians as of bearers and translators of a special kind of knowledge. Throughout the modern history, in all states and societies, they have always constituted a specific research and educational corporation different from other academic communities. History has always advocated a particular worldview and has always been a specific sphere of social relations and a special direction of the state policy aimed at ensuring the continuity of generations and the link of times. It has always formed the historical consciousness of the people, their civil and political identity, worldviews, patriotism (in its broadest sense), moral values, etc. The research is based on the party and government guidelines and decrees as well as on All-Union and regional legislative documents relating to the national policy and organization of higher education and science. An important source is the documents from Siberian local archives: work reports and minutes of meetings of party organizations of national universities, research institutions and their structural divisions as well as documents of local (municipal and regional) authorities. The author uses his own methodology based on the synthesis of three research strategies: the modernization theory, the concept of “centre-periphery relations” and the concept of “internal colonisation” of Siberia. The author concludes that over the period under discussion Siberian higher education institutions have prepared several hundreds of qualified historians for secondary schools and educational institutions of different levels. These specialists proved to be very effective for the patriotic education of the Soviet youth, who later participated in the war. University historical departments have laid a solid foundation for the further development of historical education, which helped to prepare a large number of new staff for the liberated regions of the European part of the USSR as well. The role of historians in the rear during the war can hardly be overemphasised, too. Their public campaigns together with other cultural, political, educational and publication work among the population made a tangible contribution to the victory and had a positive effect on the lives of Siberian cities in the rear. All this was possible due to the powerful corporation of Siberian historians that had formed in the pre-war decade.
SGEM Research areas:
Year:
2016
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
historical knowledge; Professional Corporation; historian; region; Siberia
Volume:
16
SGEM Book title:
3rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2016
Book number:
3.2
SGEM Series:
International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts-SGEM
Pages:
509-516
Publisher address:
51 Al. Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
SWS Scholarly Society; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Acad Fine Arts Zagreb Croatia; C
Period:
24 - 30 August, 2016
ISBN:
978-619-7105-77-3
ISSN:
2367-5659
Conference:
3rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2016, 24 - 30 August, 2016
DOI:
10.5593/SGEMSOCIAL2016/B32/S10.065
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