International Scientific Conference “Historical Arms and Armour in Museum and Private Collections”, October 24 – 26, 2017. The Moscow Kremlin Museums (The Moscow Kremlin State Historical and Cultural Museum and Heritage Site) holds an international scientific conference ‘Historical weapons in museum and private collections’. The conference aims to exchange knowledge and information between researchers and discuss a wide range of topics concerning contemporary studies in the field of arms and armor. The following topics will be included: Armory Chamber of the Moscow Kremlin as the center of arms and armor production Historical centers of arms and armor production, royal and state workshops in Russia, Western, Central and Eastern Europe and other countries Common problems in the history of arms and weapons The history of arms and armor production and its technologies Important collections of arms and armor and their history Armourers, bladesmiths and gunsmiths, historical owners of arms and armor…
VIII International scientific-practical conference “Warfare and weapons. New researches and materials”
VIII International scientific-practical conference “Warfare and weapons. New researches and materials” will be held from 17 to 19 May, 2017 in the Military Historical Museum of Artillery, Engineers and Signal Corps (Saint Petersburg, Russia) The conference program
International Scientific Conference “Historical Arms and Armour in Museum and Private Collections” is to be held in November 8-10, 2016 at the Moscow Kremlin State Historical and Cultural Museum and Heritage Site
IV International scientific-practical conference “The World of weapons: history, characters, collections”
IV International scientific-practical conference “The World of weapons: history, characters, collections” will be held from 20 to 21 October, 2016 in the Tula State Museum of Weapons (Tula, Russia).
16 June – 17 October in Russian State Historical Museum (Moscow) there is the temporary exhibition “Royal Games: the West European arms and armor of the late-Renaissance period from the collection of the Historical Museum”
The round table session “Historical Weaponology – pro et contra” will be held 26th March 2016 in Nekrasov Central Universal Scientific Library (Moscow, Russia) Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
will be held 30th November 2015 in Nekrasov Central Universal Scientific Library (Moscow, Russia)
International scientific-practical conference “The World of weapons: history, characters, collections”
Will be held from 22 to 23 October in the Tula State Museum of Weapons (Tula, Russia).
08 April – 28 May 2015 in The State Museum of Oriental Art there is the temporary exhibition of Indian and Chinese weapons from private collections. More
28 April – 31 May 2015 in Samara (Russia) in the Culture Center of Samara City Police there is the temporary exhibition of Cossacks’ weapons from private collections. More
6th International Science-practical conference “Warfare and weapons. New researches and materials” is held 13-15 May 2015 in the Military-Historical Museum of Artillery, Engineer and Signal Corps (Russia, St.Petersburg). The main purpose is to present new contemporary research and materials of warfare and weaponology since ancient times to the present day, exchange of information about monuments of military history, weaponry, that are stored in museums of Russia and other countries, discussion of preservation, exhibition and restoration problems. All the materials of the conference will be published by its opening. International Science-practical conference “Warfare and weapons. New researches and materials” has been held since 2010 and it is the most significant one in Russia in this field. The conference has always had a great interest not only among experts in history, weaponology and museology, but also among a lot of non-professional lovers of history and weaponry. More
Review. Guerrilla weapons: the catalog of collection. The Belarusian Great Patriotic War Museum; ed. G.V.Scorinko, S.A.Loparev. Minsk, 2014 ISBN 978-985-7083-26-8 The book presents a unique collection of self-made weapons, which were made and used by Soviet partisans who fought in Belarus in 1941-1944. The museum exposition opened on 22 October 1944 in Minsk (Belarus). The catalog of the collection was published in the year of the 70th anniversary of Belarus liberation. The author and editors are G.V.Scorinko, the deputy of the Chief curator of The Belarusian Great Patriotic War Museum, and S.A.Loparev, the author of a series of articles about partisans’ weapons. The main content of the book is the collection of self-made submachine guns made by artisans of partisans’ troops. The collection includes copies of famous guns (PPD-40, PPSh-41, PPS-43) as well as completely original models. The total number is more than 50 items accompanied by technical characteristics and…
Dear Colleagues, By the beginning of 20th century Russian historical weaponology had already been formed, while during the Soviet period it almost did not develop disappearing not only from the university curriculum, but also specialized publications. Only single materials were published mostly due to archaeological research. Ignoring historical weaponolgy as a historical discipline led not only to the decrease in a number scientific works and experts but also to the shortage of sources, which were concentrated in special repositories with an extremely limited access. Now the situation is improving. Reprinted and adapted republished works of 19th century, recent and absolutely new works by Russian and foreign experts are making up for the shortage of information. The debate environment is being actively formed both as customary conferences and as a new form of debate on specialized websites. Russian historical weaponology is actively developing, and it needs regular systematization and organization on…