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Dear Colleagues!

We invite you to participate in the 20th Tsarskoye Selo Academic Conference

The Great War: the last years of the Empire
dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War

the Catherine Palace of Tsarskoye Selo,   24–26 November 2014

The year 1914 saw the beginning of one of the bloodiest and large-scale wars in the history of mankind. The First World War affected all layers of Russian society. It became a catalyst for powerful political processes that changed the lives and destinies of millions of people, and had a significant impact on Russian culture and art.

Our conference offers to consider various aspects of Russia’s and other countries’ political, economic and spiritual potentials before and during the war, as well as the war’s influence on the subsequent development of Russia and how the military events were reflected in the cultural life of the country .

We hope that the 20th Tsarskoye Selo Academic Conference will clarify views on ​​the participation of Russia in the Great War and on the life of Russian society during this difficult historical period.

The Conference proceedings are to be published by the Conference opening.

Conference Deadlines

May 15, 2014 – Deadline for application form submission (should be e-mailed to Your application (available for downloading below at the bottom of this page) should be completed in Russian or English and contain your first and last names, current occupation and workplace, academic paper title, contact phone and e-mail address. 

July 1, 2013 – Deadline for academic paper submission (should be in Russian and e-mailed to

Academic Paper Requirements
(Organizing Committee reserves the right to reject papers
not conforming to theme and/or requirements) 

  • Should be based on previously unpublished materials;
  • In Russian, 8–10 pages in Word format, font size 14, one-and-a-half spaced text, notes at the end;
  • Up to 5–6 annotated illustrations (300 dpi).

Presentation Rules & Language

Each oral presentation should be limited to 20 minutes. Oral presentations in other languages than Russian have to be accompanied with PowerPoint presentations translated into Russian.

Accommodation & Transport Expenses

The Tsarskoye Selo State Museum-Preserve will cover three-day accommodation for out-of-town conferees at Hotel Ekaterina in the Catherine Palace’s left semicircular wing. Travel fares and transport expenses have to be borne by conferees.

Conference Organizing Committee

Tsarskoye Selo State Musuem-Preserve

7 Sadovaya St, Pushkin, St. Petersburg, 196601, Russia

Tel:   +7 (812) 465 5423 Tel/Fax: +7 (812) 465 2018


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