Konferenz: Russian Orthodoxy from Modernism to our TimesSmolensk State University, Research and Educational Center of Smolensk State University "History of Soviet and post-Soviet Russia"
Tver State University
Russian Historical Society Smolensk Regional Office
& "National History" Fund
invite You to participate in the international scientific conference
Russian Orthodoxy from Modernism to our Times (end of XIX – end of XX centuries)
projections of the Russian Revolution in history and historiography
15-17 June 2018
Smolensk State University
Przhevalsky str. 4
The conference is dedicated to the problematics of modernization influence and evolution of religiousness of Russian society in the context of revolution process of the beginning of the XX century and in contrast to objective social, economic and political processes in XX century.
The discussion is aimed at observation and systematic characterization of dynamics and classification of processes that have taken place in different spheres and fields of orthodox society in contemporary history of Russia. The evolution of management structures (institutions), parochial and missionary practices, organizational forms of monastic life, phenomena of Russian orthodoxy (holiness, eldership, etc.) under the influence of historical processes in contemporary history gives a deeper insight into long-range consequences of the Russian Revolution, including the influence of the processes started by it on the modern image of orthodoxy in Russia.
Working languages of the conference – Russian, English.
Applications for participation are accepted until 1 May 2018 (application form is enclosed). Applications should be sent to the following e-mail address: (subject of the letter should be stated as: Orthodoxy 2018).
The organizing committee reserves the right to select applications for participation in the conference. Following the examination of applications, the organizing committee will fulfill a mailout of invitations by 1 June 2018.
The organizing committee (at the expense of grant of "National History" Fund) is planning to recompense travel costs of participants and organize free board and lodging in university hotel on the territory of campus for the duration of the conference (check-in: 14 June, from 18:00; check-out: 17 June, by 18:00).
The conference program involves getting acquainted with historical and cultural legacy of Smolensk and significant orthodox centers of the Smolensk Region.
For all questions, please contact conference coordinator Dmitry Prokhorov – tel.: (4812)700-398, e-mail: .
Following the results of the event, a collection of conference materials will be published. Conference materials will be placed in the National Information and Analysis System RSCI (Russian Science Citation Index). Financing conditions of the conference imply the preparation of materials collection in the shortest time possible.
We ask the invited participants to provide texts of the articles with the wordage up to 40 000 symbols (from 10 to 16 pages) by 1 May 2018 or provide a final version of the article during the conference.
Application Form and Guidelines
Information, Application Form and Guidelines in Russian
Maxim Kail, director of the organizing committee, State Federal-Funded Educational Institution of Higher Professional Training "Smolensk State University", rectorate advisor, associate professor of the Department of Russian History
Tatyana Leontyeva, Co-supervisor of the organizing committee, leading Russian orthodoxy historian, State Federal-Funded Educational Institution of Higher Professional Training "Tver State University", Dean of the Department of History, chairperson of the Russian History Department, professor
Alexey Beglov, Co-supervisor of the organizing committee, leading Russian orthodoxy historian, Institute of World History of the Russian Academy of Science, senior research associate, academic secretary of the Center for Religions and Church History, associate professor of the Department of Theology of National Research Nuclear University MEPhI
Nadezhda Belyakova, Russian historian of orthodoxy and other confessions in modern history, phenomenon of female orthodoxy, senior research associate of the Center for Religions and Church History of the Institute of World History of the Russian Academy of Science
Dmitry Prokhorov, conference coordinator, State Federal-Funded Educational Institution of Higher Professional Training "Smolensk State University", specialist of the Department of Research Scientific Work Support