About the Journal
“The Historical Expertise” is a journal of the Russian historians’ community. The first issue was released in 2014. Since 2015 it is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal. Each issue has around 350 pages. The journal has both printed and online versions. Editorial board and editorial council include leading researchers from Russia, Europe and the United States.
The main theme of the journal is memory studies, including research of global, national and local memories. There are additional sections regarding the different aspects of collective memory: “The Problems of National Memory Abroad”, “The Memory of Trauma”, “How it Really Was”. During the last two years there are regularly publications of interviews with the principal memory studies researchers and translations of their papers.
The journal pays big attention to the reviewing of academic historical productions, each issue has ten to fifteen reviews. In addition there are a permanent section of interviews, regarding the experience of outstanding Russian and Western historians, which is called “The Time of a Historian” and two sections analyzing the problems of the historians’ community: “The Social Problems of Science” and “Self-organization of Science”.
Publishing house "Nestor-Historia" was founded in 2002. It specializes in the literature in humanities. Over 2,000 publications have been published in cooperation with dozens of institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences, universities and other academic centers from St. Petersburg, Moscow, other Russian regions and from abroad.