Faculty of History
Most historians choose their scientific path under the influence of their natural and high-minded interest in the past. Therefore academicians understand young people who opt for historical sciences every year, and are sure that this stream is an ever-living source for interest to the past.
The Faculty of History of Samara State University is a community of scholars who are aimed to understand the past and endeavor to introduce students the process of historical thinking.
The Faculty of History originated in the faculty of Humanities (1969) of Samara State University, which was divided in 1976 into three faculties: Philology, Law and History.
Today the Faculty of History implements graduate training that ranges from the ancient world to the present, and offers the foundation for a broad-based education. It is one of the largest History faculties in the region with 6 Departments and 41 faculty members possessing doctorate and Ph.D. degrees:
Department of Russian History
Head of the Department – Vice-Rector, Honoured worker of Science of the Russian Federation
Dr. habil., Professor – Petr S. Kabytov
Tel: +7 (846) 334-54-49
Department of Russian History of Historiography
Head of the Department – Rector, Dr. habil., Professor – Igor A. Noskov
Tel: +7 (846) 337-99-94
Department of Foreign History
Head of the Department – Dr. habil., Professor – Igor G. Gurin
Tel: +7 (846) 334-54-50
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Department of National History
Head of the Department - Dr. habil., Professor – Vyacheslav N. Paramonov
Tel: +7 (846) 334-54-52
Department of International Relations
Head of the Department – Dr. habil., Professor - Alexey V. Nechaev
Tel: +7 (846) 337-99-08
Department of Documentation Management
Head of the Department – Dr. habil, Professor Yuri N. Smirnov
Tel: +7 (846) 337-99-33
The Faculty offers the following graduate programmes:
Bachelor of History (length of study – 4 years) with the majors in:
- Historical and Cultural Tourism.
Bachelor of Documentation Management and Archivistics with the major in Documentation Management and Administrative Documentation.
Bachelor of International Relations.
Master of History (length of study – 2 years) with the majors:
- Russian History;
- History and Culture of Russian Regions;
- General History (History of World Civilizations).
Postgraduate training is implemented within the majors:
- Russian History;
- General History (Modern and Contemporary History);
- Historiography, Source Studies and Methods of Historical Research;
There is a dissertation council where candidate and doctorate theses are defended.
The graduate majors of the Faculty of History are designed to provide students with advanced instruction and training in three blocks: social and economic, natural sciences and professional disciplines. Senior students choose specific field of studies within their specialization. Experienced supervisors guide students’ academic and scientific work. Theoretical training is strengthened during practical work: archeological, museum, archive and teaching practices.
A History degree is probably the most flexible and far-ranging. It is excellent preparation for a wide variety of fields – politics, teaching, education, public service, tourism, etc. Possessing a broad background of interests, analytical and verbal skills, our graduates are well-prepared to meet the challenges of a constantly changing world.
Among the graduates of History faculty is the Rector of Samara State University, Prof. Igor A. Noskov; deputy of Samara Regional Duma, Dr. Mikhail N. Matveev; the dean of SSU Faculty of Sociology, Dr. Viktor Y. Machnev; the dean of Pre-University Training Faculty, Vladimir I. Tikhonov; head of the Department of State and Municipal Administration, Dr. Sergey A. Matryshkin; head of the Department of Economic History, Dr. Nailya F. Tagirova and others. Thus, our graduates get key positions in educational, political, and cultural institutions of Samara region.