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Faculty of History and Philology

Dean's Office: Room 601, Building 4, 14 Studencheskaya Street, 308007, Belgorod, Russia
Phone: +7 4722 301850
Dean – Andrey I. Papkov,
Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor
e-mail: papkov@bsu.edu.ru
Institute of Pedagogy

I. Educational activities

1.1. List of curricula

  • 44.03.05 Pedagogical education (bachelor programs in «Russian language and literature»; «History and social science»);
  • 45.03.01 Philology (bachelor program in «Russian philology»);
  • 46.03.01 History;
  • 46.03.02 Document and archive management (bachelor program in «Documentary and personnel records management»);
  • 44.04.01 Pedagogical education (master program in «Language education»);
  • 45.04.01 Philology (master program in «Russian literature»);
  • 46.04.01 History (master program in «Russian and world history»);
  • 46.04.02 Document and archive management (master program in «Documentary and personnel records management»).

1.2 Programs in cooperation with foreign partners

  • 44.04.01 Pedagogical education (program in «Language education (Russian language and literature)») in cooperation with Osh State University (Kirghizstan).

1.3. Faculty and staff

There are 3 departments at the Faculty:

  • the Department of Russian History and document managemen
    head of the department M.A. Sergiyenko, candidate in history.
    The department has 22 teachers including 3 PhD, professors, and 18 candidates of sciences, associate professors;
  • the Department of General History
    head of the department N.N. Bolgov, PhD in history, professor.
    The department has 15 teachers including 1 PhD, professor, and 14 candidates of sciences, associate professors;
  • the Department of the Russian language and Russian Literature
    head of the department I.I. Chumak-Zhun, PhD in philology, professor.
    The department has 24 teachers including 11 PhD, professors, and 13 candidates of sciences, associate professors.

II. Academia

2.1. Facilities

Research Laboratory of historical anthropology, which conducts research in three main areas:

  • the impact of the landscape on the historical development of the region as a manifestation of one of the territorial control scenarios – the study of the phenomenon of «Russian frontier»;
  • the influence of classical and Byzantine tradition on the formation of Russian mentality through the study of the problem of «Man in transitional eras»;
  • the anthropological dimension of everyday Russian province of the 19th - early 20th centuries.

A historical reconstruction in the classroom for the history of the Middle Ages

2.2 Scholar schools

«Cognitive, semiotic, linguistic and cultural studies» (leading scholar N.F. Alefirenko, PhD in philology).

«The evolution of social class structure of the Russian Empire (by example of Central Black Earth Region)» (leading scholar V.A. Shapovalov, PhD in history).

«Classical and Byzantine tradition» (leading scholar N.N. Bolgov, PhD in history).

2.3. Leading scholars

Nikolay F. Alefirenko, professor of the Department of philology, Honored Scholar of the Russian Federation, head of the scientific direction «Cognitive, semiotic, linguistic and cultural studies». Under his supervision, 36 candidate and 24 doctoral dissertations were defended. He published more than 400 works, including 23 monographs.

Vera K. Kharchenko, Doctor of Philology, Professor, Head of the Department of Philology. Trained 2 doctors and 15 candidates of sciences; published 555 scientific works, including 39 books (monographs, textbooks, dictionaries), 8 of which were reissued 2-4 times. For the «Dictionary of the wealth of the Russian language: in 2 volumes» was awarded a silver medal of the All-Russia Exhibition Centre (VDNKh). She compiled an archive of family pedigrees in 30 volumes. Awarded the Medal of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, where she taught Russian language, and the medal «For Service to the Land of Belgorod», II degree.

Bolgov Nikolai Nikolaevich, Head of the Department of General History. Under his supervision, 14 Ph.D. dissertations were made. He published over 300 scientific papers, including 15 monographs. The research team, headed by NN Bolgov (11 people) performed the project «Man in transition eras: Late Antique – Early Byzantine» under the Federal Program «Scientific and scientific-pedagogical personnel of innovative Russia» in 2009 – 2011.

2.4. Key research results

Faculty scholars repeatedly won various grants. Over the past 10 years, the research teams of the Faculty have received over 6 million rubles in grants. Among the important research projects are «Cognitive discourse strategy of modern linguistics» (head N.F. Alefirenko), «Russian particles: pragmatics and functioning» (head I.A. Nagorny), «Dialectal and regional words in the speech of residents of Belgorod in the 20th-21st centuries» (head S.A. Kosharnaya), «Man in transition eras: Late Antique – Early Byzantine» (head N.N. Bolgov).

The opening of the XXI All-Russia Byzantinists session

Archaeological field research is actively conducted. Early Medieval archaeological expedition of BSU has been working on various sites of Saltovo-Mayaki culture in the Belgorod region since 2001. Necropolises in Valuisky, Borisov, Belgorod and other districts have been explored. Since 1979 to the present students of the Faculty form the bulk of the Citea archaeological expedition in Crimea. Since 2001 Belgorod detachment of the East Crimean expedition of the Institute of Archaeology at Academy of Sciences is active, and since 2012 a «Phratria» detachment of the same expedition.

Archeological excavations in Belgorod region

III. The Faculty's achievements in scholar, educational and methodological activities

«TRACTUS AEVORUM: the evolution of the socio-cultural and political space», an international online journal is issued in cooperation with the University of Tennessee. It is included in the European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH) to NSD. The ERIH database operated by NSD is called ERIH PLUS.

On the basis of a cooperation agreement with Vezuvian International Institute of archeology and humanities students of the Faculty undergo short-term training in Italy within «History, archeology and art of ancient Rome in the region of Campania» educational program on the basis of RAS Foundation (Restoring Ancient Stabiae Foundation). Joint educational projects are under way with the University of Bremen (German internship students enrolled within the «Integrated European Studies» program in Belgorod and Russian students studying within the «History» program in Bremen); joint undergraduate schools and seminars on history: «Persona et Verbum: The Problem of Identity in the ancient texts» (Belgorod), «Geschichtsbilder: Interpretation of History and paradigms of historical knowledge» (Bremen).

Annual Youth Science Forum «Belgorod dialogue» attracts a significant number of young researchers from Russia and abroad.

The Department of General History hosts a number of international scientific conferences, received wide recognition, including «Kondakov readings» (2004), «Classical and Byzantine tradition» (2007). In April, 2016 on the basis of the Faculty and «Classical and Byzantine tradition» research school XXI All-Russia session of Byzantinists was held. Belgorod branch of «Byzantine club» was started, a social and political project, whose mission is spreading the formation of new ideological agenda on the revival of civilizational identity, both in Russia and abroad.

Students of the University of Bremen (Germany) as trainees in Belgorod. “Mir Belogoriya” broadcasting company

Information was given by N.Tsybulya 27.11.2018

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