The Department was established in 1988.
During the years of fruitful educational activities and research work the department has formed rich educational and research traditions and its own school. Research, instructional, methodological and publishing activities of the Department grow constantly. Our research now mostly covers Russian provincial history.
The Department runs student clubs - the Archeological Club, the Tour Guides Club, and several students' research groups.
The Department supervises baccalaureate in History Teaching and administers the Laboratory of Regional Historical Research and the Archeological Laboratory.