Irina Chernyakova
Associate Professor,

Vice-Dean in Scientific
and International Activity Faculty for History,

Member of the PetrSU International activity Council.

Docent Russian History
of the University of Eastern Finland (Joensuu).

REPUBLIC of KARELIA  Prize Laureate

Curriculum Vitae (Engl.) (Rus.)
Main Publications (Engl.) (Rus.)

Technical Director: 

Oleg Chernyakov
Editing House of PetrSU, Chief  specialist

REPUBLIC of KARELIA  Prize Laureate

ILLMiK Specialist:  
Eugenia Suslova
Faculty for History, PhD 
Curriculum Vitae (Engl.) (Rus.) 
ILLMiK  researcher:  
Daria Brusnitcina
Faculty for History, lector
Curriculum Vitae (Engl.) (Rus.) 
An Investigative Laboratory for Local and Microhistory of Karelia (ILLMiK) was established on June 1, 2004, to support further education of students who chose to specialize in the field of «Archives and Documentation». The first stage of ILLMiK activity concentrates on implementing the Teaching-Editing-Research Project (TERP). TERP is under development in accordance with the Agreement signed by rectors of Petrozavodsk State University (Russia) and University of Joensuu (Finland), the Director of the Max-Planck Institute for History in Goettingen  (Germany) and the Director of Saint-Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences on 14 of October, 2003.
In accordance with the Agreement signed on 28 of November, 2006, for the next three years stage of TERP developing, the Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel has took up partner’s position in Germany nowadays.
The first stage of ILLMiK activity became possible thanks to financial support from two institutions:

Russia: Petrozavodsk State University.
PetrSU provided ILLMiK with working space which has been furnished with basic office equipment. This space available to students who are involved in special courses held by guest lecturers invited from both Russian Institutions and from abroad. Such courses have included one on the Swedish language (Maria Kozina, PetrSU), another one Microhistory: An Experience of West European Investigations (Doc. Michael Krom, SPb European University), Introduction to the History of the Orthodox Church (F. Stefan  Holm, Joensuu, Finland), the teaching course towards the Cultural, Economical and Administrative Processes from the Viking Age to the 16th century Establishment of European Power at the Ladoga Area (Prof. Jukka Korpela, Joensuu, Finland) and a four days seminar on «The Viking Age in Western Europe» (Prof. Margaret Cormack, Charlestone, USA). The space is used by the students and postgraduates enrolled in courses on methodology and the seminar on research writing as well as those learning how to read and prepare manuscripts for publication. We owe special thanks to professor Victor Vasiliev, rector (president at the moment) of PetrSU, for setting aside the salary for one full-time staff member for this purpose. PetrSU also purchased a high quality computer and monitor for the Laboratory.

Finland: University of  Eastern Finland  (Joensuu).
The initiation of TERP was possible thanks to Professor Jukka Korpela's energetic activity, which resulted in providing the SPb Institute of History both with the equipment needed to create a catalogue and the salary of the archivists who are being paid by the University of Joensuu. The cataloged material is now being publishing by ILLMiK.

An activity of ILLMiK runs in several different directions.
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Исследовательская лаборатория 
локальной и микроистории Карелии
Investigative Laboratory 
for Local and Microhistory of Karelia