On September 26, 2019, in frames of the seminar “Boundaries of History” Igal Halfin presented his report entitled “Bolshevik Love”. At the University of Tel Aviv (Israel) professor Halfin teaches Russian and European history, his scientific interests include early Soviet history, political philosophy, Marxism, the theory of psychoanalysis and etc. In his latest, but not yet finished book, Igal Halfin explores the political language of Communist Party cells (партячейки) of Leningrad and Tomsk Institutes in 1920s-30s and his main task is to reproduce semantic, ritual structure of the party life of these years.
«Boundaries of History»: Evgeny Akelyev about the criminal prosecution system in Moscow in the 18th century
On September 19, 2019, a doctor of historical sciences, associate professor of the Department of History of HSE and senior researcher at the Center for the History of Russian Modern Time Evgeny Akelyev presented a speech as a part of the seminar “Boundaries of History”. The speaker focused on the criminal prosecution system in Moscow in the 18th century.
On September 5, the first seminar in this academic year, “The Shifting Identities of Russian Repatriates from China Before and After the Collapse of the Soviet Union,” was held as part of the “Boundaries of History” program. Laurie Manchester from Arizona State University, USA, spoke to students and professors.
"Boundaries of History": Wiktor Marzec about Lodz as industrial city and discourses of asynchronous modernity in 1897-1994
The study of professor Marzec and his colleagues is unique in its interdisciplinary approach, seeking to stretch the bridge between historians, cultural scientists and sociologists. The book “From Cotton Smoke: Lodz – Industrial City and Discourses of Asynchronous Modernity, 1897-1994” is a tangible contribution to urban research and the study of modernity.
On September 13, the first public «Boundaries of History» lecture of the academic year took place. That was a unique session because the lecture was given by the winner of the Ab Imperio Award Choi Chatterjee, Professor of History at the California State University. She presented a talk titled “Leo Tolstoy and Rabindranath Tagore: Principles of Global Thinking”.
On 5th of October in frames of the “Boundaries of history” research seminar Andrey Golovnev, ethnographer, documentary filmmaker and director of Kunstkamera delivered a lecture titled “Anthropology of motion and the phenomenon of colonization”.
On Thursday, September 21, the regular research seminar "Boundaries of History" was held. Alberto Masoero presented his paper titled "Which Orient? Potanin, Iuzhakov, Ukhtomskii and their (very) different political understanding of Eurasian hybridity."