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Centre for Historical Research

Publications
Article
How Should History of Technology Be Written? Some Lessons from an Ongoing Research Project on the Global History of Nuclear Energy

Lindström K., Gutting A., Högselius P. et al.

Technikgeschichte. 2021. Vol. 88. No. 2. P. 185-190.

Book chapter
Spells of Materialist Magic, or Soviet Children and Electric Power

Chunikhin K.

In bk.: The Pedagogy of Images: Depicting Communism for Children. University of Toronto Press, 2021. P. 265-298.

Working paper
THE ISSUES OF CULTURAL HIERARCHIES IN EARLY MODERN ETHNOGRAPHY BASED ON THE ACCOUNTS BY PETRUS PETREJUS, PAUL RYCAUT, FYNES MORYSON, AND JOHN DAVIES

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

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

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
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
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
Stephen Badalyan Riegg (Texas A&M University), laureate of Ab Imperio Award 2020 for the best book, spoke about his new monograph "Russia's Entangled Embrace: The Tsarist Empire and the Armenians, 1801-1914" Stephen Riegg presented his research at the seminar Boundaries of History.
October 05
On September 05-27, 16 students from German universities took part in the International Summer School of the Department of History ‘The Topography of Imperial Power: The Political and Cultural Space of St. Petersburg’ organized in cooperation with the Department of the History of Eastern Europe (Georg-August University of Göttingen) with generous support of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). This is one of few international summer schools in 2021 held at HSE offline.
October 05
On September 30, Stephen Riegg, Assistant Professor of History of the Texas A&M University, presented his book Russia’s Entangled Embrace: The Tsarist Empire and the Armenians, 1801-1914 at the first seminar of this year’s Boundaries of History series.We spoke with Professor Alexander Semyonov, the seminar chair and the Director of the HSE Centre for Historical Research, about the goals of the seminar and to Stephen Riegg about his research.
October 01
The new issue of "Ab Imperio" features the publication prepared by Mariia Gulakova and Alexander Semyonov within the Era.net Rus Plus project "Post-imperial diversities". This documentary publication pertains to the discussion of the State Duma elections from special provinces and regions for the period from June to December 1905.
September 27
The workshop сalls for papers interested in charting the everyday workings of late-Soviet state institutions. We hail from a basecamp of a major research project on this theme that we have just started at the HSE. Workshop keynote addresses: Alexei Yurchak (Berkeley) and Sergei Abashin (European Universit, St Petersburg); conference organiser: Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov (HSE St Petersburg).
July 21
An article by Evgenii Egorov, PhD student of the Department of History and research assistant of the Center for Historical Research HSE St. Petersburg, has recently been published in Scandinavian Journal of History, an English-language journal that focuses on the problems of the Nordic history
May 27
Global History of Empires is a joint doctoral program between the University of Turin (Italy) and the Higher School of Economics (Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russian Federation). Deadline for applications: June 18, 2021, 12:00 am (CET)
May 27
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