International Congress on Historiography and Source Studies of Asia and Africa
Ex Oriente Lux
Issues if Far Eastern Literatures
LESEWA: International Conference on Languages of Far East, Southeast Asia and West Africa
St Petersburg International Conference of Afghan Studies
Kononov Readings


  • International Conference "Japan: Civilization, Cultural History, Language"

    The Department of Japanology of Saint Petersburg State University invites you to participate in the International Conference "Japan: Civilization, Cultural History, Language" to be held on the 14th and 15th of October 2022. The following sections are planned: linguistics and literature; history and culture; economics and politics. Location: Department of Japanology, Saint Petersburg State University (199034, Saint Petersburg, Universitetskaya emb., Build. 11). Working languages of the conference: Russian, Japanese, English. Format of participation: As for now, it is scheduled that the conference would be held in person live format. Though, due to the pandemic limitations, it could be transformed into…

  • The conference ‘Issues of the History and Culture of Sudan’ at St Petersburg University

    St Petersburg University has held the 2nd International Conference ‘Issues of the History and Culture of Sudan: Ancient, Modern, and New Times’. The conference brought together experts from: the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts at the Russian Academy of Sciences; the Institute of Oriental Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences; the State Hermitage Museum; Russia’s leading universities; and independent researchers. The University is committed to improving the breadth and depth of international engagement and collaboration in education and diplomacy with Sudan, said Sergey Andryushin, Deputy Rector for International Affairs. Much has been done, as he said. The University signed an…

  • 10th International Conference "Issues of Far Eastern Literatures"

    Saint Petersburg State University and Nanjing University cordially welcome paper proposals for the 10th International Conference “Issues of Far Eastern Literatures”, dedicated to the 1250th anniversary of outstanding Chinese man of letters Bo Juyi (772-846). The conference will be held on June 30 – July 2, 2022 in Saint Petersburg and will include the following panels: Bo Juyi and his contribution to Chinese literature (poetry and essays, literary ties, translation into foreign languages). New tasks in the study of classical Chinese literature in the age of globalization and informatization. The trends in Chinese literature of XX and XXI centuries. Far…

  •  Modernising Korea: traditions and progress

    St Petersburg University has opened an international conference ‘Modernising Korea: Past and Present’. The conference is supported by the Academy of Korean Studies. The event was held online. The conference brought together experts from leading educational and research centres, including St Petersburg University, the University of Oslo, Chung Ang University, Far Eastern Federal University, Stockholm University, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, the Military University of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, Community Culture Foundation of North-East Asia, and Lomonosov Moscow State University to name but a few. The event is held within the framework of the grant AKS-2016-OLU-2250002 of the Academy of Korean Studies. Sergey Andryushin, Deputy Rector of St Petersburg University, addressed his welcoming speech to the…

  •  ‘Our school of Oriental studies has always paid great attention to studying the languages of Southeast Asia’: a unique conference held at St Petersburg University

    An international academic conference dedicated to the 65th anniversary of Southeast Asian studies at the Faculty of Asian and African Studies has been held at St Petersburg University. The unique online forum brought together about 50 experts in Southeast Asian studies. They discussed: the synchrony and diachrony of languages; literature and oral tradition; politics and economics; modern development and traditional culture; and the ancient and modern history of Southeast Asian nations. The conference was opened by Professor Mikhail Piotrovsky, who is a Full Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, General Director of the State Hermitage Museum, and the Dean…