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Archaeology at St Petersburg University (from 1724 until today)

  • Igor Tikhonov (a1)

We owe Professor Tikhonov warmest thanks for this brief history of academic archaeology at St Petersburg. As well as applauding the department's many achievements, readers of our Debate section will no doubt take note of a bleak period in its eventful history, one marked by a tendency to ‘substitute socio-political subjects for specialist courses’ and ‘the growing disparagement of highly skilled researchers and teachers’. If suitably candid authors can be found, we look forward to receiving similarly instructive intellectual biographies of archaeology departments and institutes from around the world.

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Formozov A.A. 2004. Russkie archeology v period totalitarizma. Moskva: Znak.
Klejn L.S. 1997. Das Phänomen der sowietischen Archäologie: Geschichte, Schulen, Protagonisten. Frankfurt am Main.
Klejn L.S. & Tikhonov I.L.. 2003. The beginning of university archaeology in Russia, in Callmer J., Meyer M., Struwe R. & Theune C. (ed.) The beginnings of academic pre- and protohistoric archaeology [1890-1930] in a European perspective (International meeting at Humboldt-University Berlin, 13-16 March, 2003): 197207. Rahden: Marie Leidorf.
Nosov E.N. & Tikhonov I.L.. 2004. Kafedra arkheologii, in A.Yu. Dvornichenko (ed.) Istoricheskij fakultet Sankt-Peterburgskogo Universiteta 1934-2004. Ocherk istorii. Sankt-Peterburg: Izdatelstvo S.-Peterburgskogo Universiteta.
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Tikhnonov I.L. 1988. Organization and development of the Archaeological department of Leningrad University. Vestnik Leningradskogo Universiteta. Ser. 2 (3): 816.
Tikhnonov I.L. 2003. Archaeology at St Petersburg University: Historiographical essays. St Petersburg: St Petersburg University Press.
Trigger B.G. 1989. A history of archaeological thought. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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