A Conference on Social Stratification in Russia between the 16th and 20th Centuries: European Context
The author reviews the international conference “Social Stratification in Russia between the 16th and 20th Centuries in the Context of European History”, which took place in Yekaterinburg (14–18 November 2016). The review demonstrates that representatives of leading academic centres discussed and analysed topical issues in social history today. The participants’ expertise and the character of discussions lead the author to conclude that Yekaterinburg may be considered an important centre for the study of the social history of the modern era, with the works of Ural historians being highly relevant. The conference was held by leading Ural academic centres for the humanities (the Institute of History and Archaeology of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Ural Federal University) and became a notable event in the work of social historians.