Readings in Memoriam Professor Basovskaya held at RSUH.


Readings in Memoriam Professor Basovskaya held at RSUH.

On May 21, 2024, the IV All-Russian Conference “Readings in Memoriam Professor Basovskaya” was held at RSUH. The discussions centered on periods of civilizational shifts.

Vice-Rector Shkarenkov addressed the participants with a welcoming speech. He noted the great contribution of the outstanding medievalist historian, Professor Natalia Basovskaya, to the development of RSUH, where she had worked for a significant part of her life.

The moderator of the plenary session, Chair of the Department of General History of the Faculty of History of the Institute of History of RSUH, Associate Professor Pavel Lebedev, also noted the enormous contribution of Natalia Basovskaya to science.

The presentations at the plenary session were made by Professor Viktoria Ukolova (MGIMO), who spoke about Boethius, a Roman statesman, philosopher, Christian theologian and Catholic saint, and Professor Yuri Zaretsky (Higher School of Economics), who touched upon the activities and creativity of Ilya Kopievsky, a famous educator, publisher, translator and writer.

The Conference was held in three sections.

The topic of the first section, “Man and society in a transitional era”, was the role of the individual in history. The speakers touched upon the issue of non-payment of taxes in the Athenian polis, analyzed issues of land policy during the transition from republic to empire in Rome, talked about the perception of the state and understanding of royal power and royal dignity in France in the Late Middle Ages.

The second section, “Revolutionary and evolutionary mechanisms of change”, was dedicated to reforms and transformations in the social, cultural, judicial and military spheres, as well as in the field of government, using the example of Russia in the 18th - early 20th century.

The participants in the third section discussed historical memory, questions of its origin, records, preservation and transmission to future generations.

The Conference was organized by the Department of General History, Faculty of History of RSUH.