The 5th International scientific conference “Novgorodica-2015. From “Pravda Russkaya” to Russian constitutionalism” was opened on September 24, 2015. It took place in Velikii Novgorod at the Institute for Humanities of the Yaroslav-the-Wise Novgorod state university and was timed to the Milennial anniversary of Russkaya Pravda, 150-year anniversary of Novgorod state joint museum-preserve and the year of literature in Russia.
The scientific forum was preceded by press conference where participated several representatives of institutions-organizers.
Scholars from more than 30 Russian cities (Saint-Petersburg, Moscow, Velikii Novgorod, Barnaul, Rostov-on-Don, etc.), Belorussia, Finland, Latvia, Ukraine and the USA.
Scholars from Saint Petersburg Institute of History also delivered several reports.
The conference was conducted in seven sections: “History and archaeology”, “Law studies”, “Museum studies”, “Source studies”, “G.R. Derzhavin in life and creative work” (on bicentenary of death of poet and statesman, minister of justice G.R. Derzhavin), “Religious and philosophic aspects of Old Russian culture” and “Culture as a resource for regional development”.
Collection of articles will be issued on the basis of the conference materials covering a wide specter of problems connected with the study of the history of Novgorod and Novgorod region.