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The first Minister of Historical Research was the Urizen former-Senator, Ioseph of Phoenix Reach.


The Minister of Historical Research is an Imperial title appointed by the Senate. It was established by majority vote of the Senate in Autumn 377 to help the Senate handle requests for historical research. Prior to the Spring Equinox 384YE, two other titles (the Advisor on the Vallorn and the Imperial Advisor for the Feni) also had the power to commission historical research. Their powers were removed following changes to how the Department was organised. The Minister is now the only title able to instruct the Department to perform research on their behalf.


The purpose of the Minister is to authorise research requests, freeing the Imperial Senate from the need to assess each request directly.


Historical Research

The Minister has the power to announce historical research requests. The civil service is able to process just one research request each season - research requests authorized by the Senate or the Minister all count against this limit.

To use this power, the Minister provides an announcement to the Civil Service, who present the decision to the Imperial Senate. No voting is possible by the Senate at this point, as the power has been delegated to the Minister. The Imperial Synod may, however, choose to exercise their veto over the Minister's decision.


The Minister of Historical Research is an Imperial position appointed by the Senate. Any Imperial citizen can hold this title. The Minister serves for a year, and they can be revoked by the General Assembly and by the Assembly of the Nine.


Details of some of the historical research that has been carried out, including that commissioned by the Minister, can be found here.

Summer Solstice 385YEVarushkaVaclav Mladenovich Kosti
Summer Solstice 384YEVarushkaVaclav Mladenovich Kosti
Autumn Equinox 383YEThe LeagueSeverin Teyhard von Holberg
Autumn Equinox 382YEHighguardCaleb of the Cenotaph
Summer Solstice 381YEUrizenIoseph of Phoenix Reach
Spring Equinox 380YEUrizenIoseph of Phoenix Reach
Spring Equinox 379YEUrizenIoseph of Phoenix Reach

Recent Elections

This title is currently held by Vaclav Mladenovich Kosti; it will be reelected at the next summit. The table to the right shows the citizens who have been elected to hold this title in the years since Empress Britta died.