ISSN 2686 - 9675 (Print)
ISSN 2782 - 1935 (Online)

The development of the archaeological school of the TASSR in the post-war years: the funds of the Kazan archives

Based on new archival data, this article analyzes the organizational and teaching activities of Nikolai Filippovich Kalinin related to the training of archaeological specialists at Kazan State University. The training of students in the archaeological discipline at KSU began in 1941 and is associated with the beginning of work at the Faculty of History and Philology of N.F. Kalinin, the only local professional archaeologist. The creation of an archaeological circle and a museum at KSU in 1946 became an important part of the teaching activity of N.F. Kalinin. The student circle at KSU created and headed by him became a wonderful scientific testing ground for future researchers. The scientist also advocated the introduction of archaeological specialization at the university, the creation of a separate department of archeology and ethnography, the transformation of thearchaeological office into a full-fledged archaeological museum, and actively worked on a curriculum on the basics of archeology. Nikolai Filippovich devoted a lot of time to the preparation of lectures, consultations and scientific guidance. A special role in the training of archaeologists was assigned to students' course and diploma theses. The organization of scientific work, scientific and pedagogical activities of N.F. Kalinin had a significant impact on the development of archaeological science in Tatarstan. Thanks to the efforts of the scientist, the basis for the training of professional archaeological personnel was created in Kazan.

Keywords: N.F. Kalinin, Kazan archaeological school, archaeological circle, archaeological office, Kazan State University, TASSR