Journal «History: facts and symbols»

Journal «History: Facts and Symbols» was established in I.A. Bunin’s Yelets State University as a continuation of the journal «Russia: West and East: Archeology. History. Philosophy. Law». The edition reflects modern views on historical events, publishes previously unknown materials about famous people and their lives, information about scientific discoveries in the field of History, Archeology, Anthropology and everyday life history.

The editorial policy of the journal is based on traditional scientific ethical principles and approaches developed by Russian and international science community.

The target audience of the journal is international history scholar’s community, professors, teachers of History, students, PhD students and everyone interested in History science and adjacent disciplines.

History scholars from scientific centers from all over the world are invited to cooperate.

Our mission is the synthesis of tradition historical approaches, which are strong in Russia, with new directions of historical anthropology. Narrow specialization of historical analysis as well as application of historical knowledge are of the top interest nowadays. An aspect of the journal – historical anthropology – is focused on unique originality of human culture and identity and their symbols and signs as a communication system. Our task is to study the set of cognitive and mental mechanisms peopled used throughout history.

«The journal was designed not only as a means of public communication but also as an integrative part of important processes of synthesis of historical knowledge, occurring in modern science»

Prof. Dr. Lyapin D.A. Head of the editorial board

Aims and scope

The main objective of the journal is the development of historical disciplines by publishing and discussing the results of fundamental and applied researches and accumulating the experience of actualization of results of scientific work. The journal is focused on (1) the publication of new scientific articles, historical documentation and reviews on modern historical editions, (2) formation of a scientific community by inviting professors and scholars to publish their researches, (3) fostering young scientists’ creative activity, (4) supporting PhD students to test and approve their theses, and (5) advancing the competitive ability and positive image of Russian History science to integrate it into international science community.

Instruction for authors

Dear authors!

We pay your attention that journal “History: Facts and Symbols” is of historical anthropology orientation with covering the questions of everyday life and micro history. We welcome interdisciplinary approach, dialogue with other sciences and between different branches within History. Special attention is devoted to interpersonal and intergroup relations in historical scope, first-person views from the position of a participant of a historical event of the past.

We are especially interested in articles providing the analysis of different types of social practice and everyday life in the variety of its elements as well as in articles about local and micro history. We ask you to pay special attention to the concept of the journal. Articles which don’t meet the orientation of the journal may not be published.

All the articles, received by the editorial board, are reviewed before the publication.


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