Voloshina, Valentina Yurievna; Korzun, Valentina Pavlovna. Six by five: Soviet and emigrant historians at the 7th International congress of historical sciences

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For citation: Voloshina, Valentina Yurievna; Korzun, Valentina Pavlovna. Six by five: Soviet and emigrant historians at the 7th International congress of historical sciences, in Studia Slavica et Balcanica Petropolitana. 2023. № 1. Pp. 139-155. DOI https://doi.org/10.21638/spbu19.2023.111

Title of the article Six by five: Soviet and emigrant historians at the 7th International congress of historical sciences

Voloshina, Valentina Yurievna — Dr. Sc in History, Associate Professor, F. M. Dostoevskiy Omsk State University, Omsk, Russia, Orc ID 0000-0002-8416-3493, SPIN-code 1342-5640, Author ID 250128; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Korzun, Valentina Pavlovna — Dr. Sc. of History, Professor, F. M. Dostoevsky Omsk State University, Omsk, Russia, Orc ID 0000-0003-1868-1628, Scopus ID 57194873961, Researcher ID AAR-6383-2021, SPIN-code 9106-4657, Author ID 75386; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In the section  Miscellanea / Miscellanea
Year 2023 Issue 1 Pages 139-155
Type of article RAR Index UDK; BBK UDK 930; BBK 63.3(2)6 Index DOI https://doi.org/10.21638/spbu19.2023.111
Abstract The focus of the authors’ attention is the dialogue between emigrant historians and their Soviet colleagues during the International historical congress that was held in Warsaw in August 1933. It was the first congress that took place in a Slavic country. The main sources of research are the reports and accounts of the participants of the congress, presented in the form of publications in Soviet scientific magazines («Historian Marxist», «Class Struggle»), in emigrant periodicals («Russia and Svadom») and in European reviews («Revue historigue de droit francais et etranger»). The authors also use paperwork documents from the Foundation of the Institute of History of the Comacademy. The Soviet delegation consisted of six members, while there were five emigrant scientists, who were at the same time members of national delegations of other countries where they were living. The common interest of both sides, which appeared behind the congress venues, was recorded, the features of self-descriptions and presentations and self-presentation to the world scientific community were revealed. The constructed corporate portraits of each other were demonstrated. The conclusion was made that there was not a constructive dialogue between different sides. At the same time it was noted that there was not a provocative dialogue either, like one that occurred during the congress at Oslo. The reasons for this stagnation were identified. The authors of this article characterize prevailing atmosphere at the congress (let’s not quarrel) as «communicative plateau», that was connected with the increasingly complicated international situation of the early thirties. 
Keywords International congress, Warsaw, historical science, emigrant historians, soviet historians, scientific dialogue, cross-cultural communication
Full text version of the article Article language  Russian

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