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Centre for Historical Research

Gleaning for Communism: The Soviet Socialist Household in Theory and Practice
In press

Cherkaev X.

Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2023.

Yerevan 1954: Anastas Mikoyan and Nationality Reform in the Thaw, 1954–1964

Shakarian P. A.

Peripheral Histories. 2022.

Book chapter

Cherkaev X., Paxson H., Helmreich S.

In bk.: An Anthropogenic Table of Elements: Experiments in the Fundamental. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2022. P. 61-69.

Working paper

Selin A. A., Байгушев С. В., Levin F. et al.

Working Papers of Humanities. WP. Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ, 2020. No. 197.

"History HSE" is a peer-reviewed quarterly academic journal managed by the School of History at the Faculty of Humanities at the HSE. Alexander Semyonov, director of the Center for Historical Research, is member of the editorial board of the journal.
February 22
Applications for participation in the VII International Scientific Conference “Usable Pasts” organized by the Department of History of the Higher School of Economics – St. Petersburg and the Student Research Society, are open by February 15, 2022.
January 27
On December 16 Ilya Gerasimov, a well-known historian and executive editor of the journal Ab Imperio, presented his paper on the topic "Plebeian Modernity through the eyes of elite observers: between populism and Orientalism" within the framework of the seminar "Boundaries of History"
December 28, 2021
Within the framework of the seminar "Boundaries of History" Timothy Blauvelt, Professor of the School of Arts and Sciences of Ilya State University (Georgia), gave a talk on "Clientelism and nationality in the early Soviet periphery," devoted to aspects of the intersection of patronage policy and national policy in Soviet Abkhazia in the 1920s and 1930s on the example of Nestor Lakoba.
December 18, 2021
We are pleased to inform you that in February 3-4, 2022 Institute of History of Saint Petersburg State University together with the Department of History of the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Saint Petersburg, will be holding an international interdisciplinary conference "Empire, territorial states and local communities in ethnic and national dimension."
December 05, 2021
Yoshiro Ikeda gave a talk on “Why Jellinek? Why Germany? Russian liberals' quest for a constitutional monarchy in the early 20th century" at the Boundaries of history seminar series.
December 05, 2021
Pavel Shabley (Kostanay branch of Chelyabinsk State University), whose joint book "Experiments of the Empire: Adat, Sharia and the Production of Knowledge in the Kazakh Steppe" with Paolo Sartori was noticed by Ab Imperio 2019 award, made a report "Adat vs Sharia in the Orenburg Border Commission: J.Y. Osmolovsky and Kazakh legal culture in the middle of the XIX century" at the seminar "Boundaries of History."
December 03, 2021
Ivan Sablin, Jargal Badagarov and Irina Sodnomova, a research team from the University of Heidelberg (Germany) and winners of the Ab Imperio Award 2020 in the category "Best article in a peer-reviewed academic journal or chapter in a scholarly collection", introduced an extended presentation of their article "Khural Democracy: Imperial Transformations and the Making of the First Mongolian Constitution, 1911-1924" on the research seminar "Boundaries of History."
November 09, 2021
Stella Ghervas (University of Newcastle), visiting scholar at the Department of History, presented her book "Conquering Piece: From the Enlightenment to the European Union" (2021) on the idea of ​​peace and the attempts to implement it in practice during the long period from the Enlightenment to the establishment of the European Union at the seminar "Boundaries of History".
November 09, 2021
Research fellows Nadezhda Tikhonova, Candidate of Sciences in History of Asian and African countries, and Xenia Cherkaev, PhD in Anthropology, who have been recruited for postdoctoral positions in framework of the postdoctoral programs of HSE, will continue their work at the Center for Historical Research in the 2021/2022 academic year. Xenia and Nadezhda shared their experience after the first work year at HSE – St. Petersburg.
October 25, 2021
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