October 10-14, 2016
Population Ecology of Animals

The II International scientific conference “Population Ecology of Animals” dedicated to the memory of academician I.A. Shilov will be held in Tomsk, at Tomsk State University on October 10-14, 2016.

The Conference is organized by National Research Tomsk State University, Institute of Biology, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Faculty of Biology M.V. Lomonosov MSU, SRC of Virology and Biotechnology “Vector”, Russian Theriological Society, Russian Bird Conservation Union, A.M. Nikolsky Herpetology Society.

Conference topics:

  1. Population dynamics – phenomena and mechanisms

  2. Mechanisms and adaptive function of heterogeneity of natural populations

  3. Mechanisms of populational adaptation to environmental change

  4. Population basis of the exploitation and the conservation of the animal biota

  5. Population processes and epidemic risk

  6. Modeling of population processes

  7. The experience of continuous ecological education at international projects

Working languages: Russian, English.

Registration deadline: April 15, 2016.

Address: pr-t Lenina, 36, Tomsk State University, Biological Institute, Dept. of Vertebrates Zoology and Ecology (room 126), Tomsk, 634050, Russian Federation

Mailto:, Phone: +7 (3822) 52-95-43


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Registration deadline: 04/15/2016 12:00:00 am
October 7-8, 2016
The Slavic World: Responding to New Challenges

The international scientific conference "The Slavic World: Responding to New Challenges" will be held in the city of Tomsk on October 7-8, 2016. The conference is organized by National Research Tomsk State University and the editorial office of the international journal of history "Rusin".

The aim of the conference is to provide a forum for a discussion of the current status of Slavic peoples, their statehood, culture and language in the context of global social and cultural processes.

Main Topics:

  1. Slavic languages in the current social and cultural context

  2. Problems of the Slavic community: yesterday and today

  3. The Slavic world: the political challenges of today

  4. Literature and the processes of nation-building in the Slavic world

  5. The Round Table about crisis on Ukraine

Registration for participants is open up at the conference site ( Deadline for abstract submission is 10 September 2016. Abstracts should not exceed 3 000 – 5 000 characters including spaces.

Abstracts will be selected by the Program Committee after review. Notification of acceptance will be sent before 15 September 2016.

Forms of participation:

  • abstract submission and presentation;

  • abstract submission only (distance participation).

Article submission deadline – 30 October 2016.

Conference languages: Russian, English, all Slavic languages.

Organizing Committee Address: Russia, 634050, Tomsk, Lenina 36.

Contacts: (Merkulov Sergey Aleksandrovich). Please state "Slavic World 2016" as Subject.

Registration deadline: 09/10/2016 12:00:00 am
September 22—23, 2016
The National, The Imperial, The Colonial In Russian Literature

International Academic Conference “The National, The Imperial, The Colonial In Russian Literature” is organized by Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, National Research Tomsk State University, Department of Russian and Foreign Literature, Imagology and Comparative Studies Journal.

The Conference is to be held in the city of Tomsk on September 22—23, 2016.

The Conference aims to focus on the discussion of the role, nature and instruments of Russian literature in the reflection and modeling of the imperial-colonial and nation-building experience at different stages of cultural evolution (pre-modern, modern and postmodern).

Proposals are invited for report presentations on the following key issues:

1. Russian literature in the imperial and post-imperial culture: institutional and aesthetic aspects:

  • imperial culture as a social and historical phenomenon;

  • Russian literature and institutions of imperial culture (ideological, social and communicative interaction);

  • Russia's "imperial imaginary" and tools of its literary modeling;

  • features of formation and functioning of the national literary canon in the imperial conditions;

  • Russian literature in the post-imperial cultural situation.

2. The ethnic diversity of the country and strategies of its representation in Russian literature (colonial, post-colonial, transnational):

  • features of Russian colonialism as a theoretical and historical problem, its place in the imperial nation-building;

  • literature and colonial institutions of the empire (administrative, religious, scientific, educational, cultural);

  • literary imagology of the Russian imperial space: regions, ethnic groups, local cultures;

  • colonial, post-colonial and transcultural consciousness in contemporary Russian literature.

3. The imperial experience of Russian literature in the comparative context:

  • European-American and Russian scenarios of the "power" and "knowledge" interaction;

  • Orientalized and Westernized images of Russia in the Western cultural consciousness and literature;

  • Russian imperial imagology in the European context;

  • poetics of Russian colonial / post-colonial discourse in the comparative perspective.

The contributors are asked to register and upload abstracts of their reports (3000–5000 characters with spaces) to the conference website by 31 May 2016.

The Program Committee will select reports for the Conference on a competitive basis after the review of applications and abstracts. The decision of the Program Committee on accepting reports for the Conference will be communicated by 30 June 2016.

The Organizing Committee will support accommodation and meals for participants of the conference. The Organizing Committee does not cover travel expenses.

By the results of the conference, the Organizing Committee will publish articles on the material of presented reports after they go through a review process. Articles will be published in the conference proceedings and / or in Imagology and Comparative Studies, a Tomsk State University journal. Articles are to be submitted by 30 November 2016.

Languages: Russian, English.

The Organizing Committee address: 36 Lenin Ave., Tomsk, 634050, Russia.

Executive Secretary of the Conference: Professor Vitaly S. Kiselev

For any questions please contact the Secretary at Please specify "Conference 2016" in the subject line of your e-mail.

Registration deadline: 05/31/2016 12:00:00 am
September 15-–17, 2016
First Tomsk Anthropological Forum

TSU's Laboratory for Social and Anthropological Research is pleased to announce Ist Tomsk Anthropological Forum “Anthropology in search of language of description”

Forum is to be held in the city of Tomsk on September 15-17, 2016.

The Tomsk Anthropological Forum (TAF) is launched by the Laboratory for Social and Anthropological Research in the framework of the project ‘Man in a Changing World. Identity and Social Adaptation: Past and Present’ funded by the Russian Government (grant # 14.В25.31.0009) and D.I. Mendeleev Scientific Foundation of the Tomsk State University (projectС). It is intended to constitute a platform for a broad discussion of topical theoretical and practical issues in social anthropology. The Forum is to be held once every two years.

The TAF-2016 aims to discuss issues related to such contemporary challenges as the increased and ever more complex migration flows, the spread of new information technologies and the intensive resource development of new territories.  Within the ‘migrations – technologies – resources and people’ theoretical framework, conceptualizations currently existing in modern anthropology will be critically reexamined and new theoretical approaches to as well as languages of description for both old and relatively new issues will be attempted at.

The Forum’s organizers seek a broad interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of issues put forward for discussion.

The Forum’s Sessions

1. Migration ‘challenges’ of the 21st century (a “challenging” field of migration studies: critical appraisal of migration challenges and international migration narratives).

Moderators: Oleg Korneev (Paris, France/Tomsk, Russia), Irina V. Nam (Tomsk, Russia)

Debaters: Vladimir S. Malakhov (Moscow, Russia), Victor I. Dyatlov (Irkutsk, Russia), Sergey N. Abashin (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Ayse Caglar (Vienna, Austria), Madeleine Reeves (Manchester, Great Britain), Bhavna Dave (London, Great Britain)

2. People, cultures, resources (inter-group, inter-personal, human-animal, and human-spirits relationships in the conflicts over resource rent)

Moderators: Dmitri A. Funk (Moscow, Russia), Alexandra Lavrillier (Paris, France)

Debaters: Hugh Beach (Uppsala, Sweden), Otto Habeck (Hamburg, Germany)

3. Heterogeneous communities in the contemporary world (anthropological challenges to science, technology and society: persistence and endurance of human actors and sustainability of heterogeneous communities in sciences, technologies and beyond)

Moderator: Irina G. Popravko (Tomsk, Russia)

Debaters: Sergey V. Sokolovsky (Moscow, Russia), Ivan H. Tchalakov (Plovdiv, Bulgaria)

Languages: Russian, English.

To participate in the Forum, you are welcome to submit your application form and abstract (300 to 400 words) in either Russian or English as two separate files to the email: by June 1st, 2016, the latest.

Information Letter

Registration deadline: 06/01/2016 12:00:00 am
July 15–17, 2016
2016 Annual Conference of the International Society for Intelligence Research (ISIR)

The 2016 Conference of the International Society for Intelligence Research will be held in Saint-Petersburg in July 15–17, 2016

Local hosts: 

Sergey Malykh
Yulia Kovas
Tatiana Tikhomirova 

Because there is a limited capacity for this event, we recommend registering soon.
Click on the link below to register online and reserve your seat.   

All details (abstract and symposia submissions, hotel, pre-conference activities, registration, banquet information, and travel and destination guides) are online at

In addition to the main conference, students and early career researchers have an opportunity to attend a satellite International Summer School “Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Intelligence” (July 12–14).

All details are on the conference page:

For further information contact:
International Society for Intelligence Research
Email: Local hosts on

Informational Letter

ISIR Flier

June 13 – September 30, 2016
Third International Summer Field School "Paleobiogeocenoses of the Mesozoic and Cenozoic era in the Northern Hemisphere"

TSU invites international students and young scientists (18-35 years old) to study paleontological, stratigraphic and paleogeographic methods of a field research.
The field school-seminar is planned within the framework of the main activity of the Laboratory of the Mesozoic and Cenozoic continental ecosystem (TSU Faculty of Geology and Geography). The activity of the Laboratory is related with the interdisciplinary research of biogeocoenosis of the Mesozoic and Cenozoic, abiotical and biotical interaction, the issues of extinction and survival of organisms. The field works will be held in the paleontological localities.
Also, it is planned to conduct research of natural and anthropological sections, to carry out lectures and trainings on the methodic of paleontological, stratigraphic and paleogeographic field research. There is also a plan to teach participants the methods of excavation, basic principles of taphonomic and paleoecological analyzes.

Location: Tomsk, Kemerovo region, Krasnoyarsk region, Omsk region, Novosibirsk region Language: English, Russian
Target Group: international students and young scientists (age range: 18-35 years old)
Total number of students (max): 10 in each module
Application Deadline: April 15, 2016
Course Fee (field trip expenses, camping, food and registration fee): 300 euros
In Tomsk meals are up to the participants (~ 3 days prior and 2 days after the field-work period). 15-30 euros is enough for 3 meals a day at low-cost restaurants.
The transport costs of the module 3 include train tickets (economy class sleeping car) Tomsk – Omsk – Tomsk.
Lease of individual equipment is planned for the whole field-work period. This equipment includes: a sleeping bag and a liner for it, a roll mat and a tent. In case of using participant’s personal equipment, this expense is not charged for. Participants should have expeditionary clothes, shoes, a backpack, and personal hygiene means.
Costs for living in Tomsk city are not taken into account (dormitory, TSU’s hotel and other hotel of Tomsk city).

TSU provides 1 full grant for each module which covers airport transfer, meals, cultural events, tuition. Participants have to pay for their accommodation in Tomsk. As a bonus to training, participants will have guided tours around Tomsk State University, its faculties and museums. The City of Tomsk tours will also be provided and accompanied by a highly-skilled guide. Transportation to Tomsk and back: covered by the students.
Taking into account the field conditions for the Summer School, personal sleepingbags and tents as well as proper field clothing and shoes are desirable. If you have any difficulties getting these, please let us know.
Desirable vaccination: against the tick-borne encephalitis for participants in June and July.

Contact us:
Lidia Dmitrieva
phone: +7(3822)529558
fax: +7(3822) 529558
36, Lenin Ave, Tomsk 634050, Russia

Registration deadline: 04/15/2016 12:00:00 am
April 26-29, 2016
XIII International Conference of Students and Young Scientists "Prospects of Fundamental Sciences Development"

Universities of Tomsk cordially invite students, PhD students and young scientists (up to 35 years old) to participate in the international conference.

XIII International Conference of Students and Young Scientists "Prospects of Fundamental Sciences Development" will to be held on April 26-29, 2016 in Tomsk, Russia.
In the framework of the Conference the training program "Methods of study of perspective biomedical and functional materials" will be organized. Participants will be provided with a certificate.

  • National Research Tomsk State University
  • National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University
  • Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics
  • Tomsk State University of Architecture and Building

Important Dates:
March 1, 2016 – Paper submission deadline
March 15, 2016 – Notification of acceptance
April 1, 2016 – Registration fee payment deadline
April 26-29, 2016 – Conference

Conference Sessions
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Biomedicine
  • Economics
  • Construction and architecture
  • Information technologies and electronics
Read further and submit paper:

Registration deadline: 03/15/2016 12:00:00 am
June 06-11, 2016
"Strong Field Problems in Quantum Theory" International Workshop

National Research Tomsk State University invites you to the International Workshop on strong field problems in quantum theory. 

The workshop will take place in Tomsk at June 6-11, 2016.

Topics and Moderators:

Registration Form can be found on the Workshop page .

The deadline for the registration is February 01, 2016.

The site of the workshop is

Registration deadline: 02/01/2016 12:00:00 am
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