On December 16th and 17th, the Laboratory for Environmental and Technological History and the History Department hosted the symposium titled "Cold War Matters: (In)Visible Economies of Things." The goal of the symposium was to look at the Cold War from a different angle, one that differed from politics and military. Instead the focus of the symposium was to look at the Cold War through consumer culture, art, science, industry, and the exchange of these things across the permeable Iron Curtain.
The second day of the international symposium Cold War matters: The (In) Visible Economies of Things, organized by the Laboratory of Environmental and Technological History, ended with a lecture by Russian-American cultural historian and anthropologist Sergei Alexandrovich Ushakin. Currently, he is an employee of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature at Princeton University. His professional interests include family and gender identity, the consequences of cultural trauma and the collective memory of the Soviet past.
On December 16, at the international symposium, Cold War matters: The (In) Visible Economies of Things, organized by the Laboratory for Environmental and Technological History, Dick van Lente, associate professor and lecturer on the history of the culture of modern societies at Erasmus University Rotterdam, spoke. His professional interests include the global history of technology and innovation, the history of everyday life, social, economic and cultural history.
The Laboratory for Environmental and Technological History of the Center for Historical Research and the International Master Program in Applied and Interdisciplinary History conducts the open seminar, dedicated to the conservation and representation of maritime heritage.
December 5, senior researchers A.V. Kraykovsky and M.M. Dadykina made a report on economic history "Prices, their specifics and movement in Russia in the XVI - XVIII centuries" at a conference organized by the North-Western Central Administration of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation "Inflation History in Russia". The report was devoted to the problems of the history of prices and its state in Russia at the present stage of the development of science.
Senior lecturer of the department of history and research fellow of the LETH Elena Kochetkova was awarded a prize for the best research of socialism. Senior lecturer of the department of history and research fellow of the LETH Elena Kochetkova was awarded with a prize for the best research of socialism.
On the 19th of November, Michael North presented a public lecture in the laboratory of environmental and technological history. He shared the results of his recent study on the Baltic Sea as a borderland.
Julia Lajus, associate professor of the department of history and Head of Laboratory for Environmental and Technological History of the Center for Historical Research gave a public talk at the Helsinki University Environmental Humanities Forum in October, 30th.
Elena Kochetkova, senior lecturer of the department of history and reearch fellow of the LETH, and Viktor Pál, postdoctoral researcher of the LEHT, took part in the 18th Aleksanteri Conference of the University of Helsinki held in October, 24-26.
Society and the Sea 2018: Investinblue The Values of the Ocean and Coasts for Sustainable Development
On September 6-7, the Society and the Sea Conference 2018: Investinblue conference was held at the Greenwich Marine Center.
22th of December there was a round table «Shipping, fisheries, and maritime identities in 15th-19th centuries: perspectives from Russia and France» in University Paris Diderot. The round table was orginized by common efforts of Irina Gouzévitch (Centre Maurice Halbwachs), Liliane Hilaire-Pérez (University Paris Diderot / EHESS) and Alexei Kraikovski (HSE SPb).
In April 2017 Prof. of VU University Amsterdam Joost Schokkenbroek invited by Julia Lajus spent one week at the Department of History presenting a brief course of lectures and seminars in the framework of the Usable Pasts program.