Senior Bachelor and Master’s degree students in history are invited to take part in the session "Usable Pasts" within the framework of the International Student Research Conference.
The session “Usable Pasts” is organized by Department of History, HSE University St. Petersburg. It aims at exploring the dynamic field of history featuring both the efforts of various disciplines in dealing with the pasts and interdisciplinary approaches within the discipline of history. The session embraces a broad variety of research themes, which deal with material objects in history and their meanings within the framework of heritage and memory studies on the one hand, and the politics of circulation of historically formed discourses of identity and legitimacy in present-day society, on the other hand.
- historical memory and historically-informed discourses of public politics and identity politics;
- nationalism, cultural heritage and nationalization of the past;
- comparative history of the imperial pasts, imperial diversity and imperial legacy;
- symbolic representations of history in post-imperial and post-colonial societies;
- studies of collective trauma and historical justice;
- cultural, natural and industrial heritage, including public museums, media space, use of nature in historical narratives and memory;
- history in interaction with other disciplines: environmental history, history of science, intellectual history, technological history, urban history, economic history, history and law.
Should you have any questions, please contact the organizers of the conference via email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Senior Lecturer, Department of History, St. Petersburg School of Social Sciences and Humanities