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Boundaries of History

Illustration for news: "Boundaries of History": Book presentation "The Lawful Empire: Legal Change and Cultural Diversity" by Dr. Stefan B. Kirmse

"Boundaries of History": Book presentation "The Lawful Empire: Legal Change and Cultural Diversity" by Dr. Stefan B. Kirmse

Dr. Stefan B. Kirmse (Leibniz Center of Oriental Studies) presented his book The Lawful Empire: Legal Change and Cultural Diversity in Late Tsarist Russia at the research seminar “Boundaries of History”

Illustration for news: "Boundaries of History": Dmitry Arzyutov and David Anderson about a Trans-Eurasian History of the Search for the Shirokogoroffs’ Archive

"Boundaries of History": Dmitry Arzyutov and David Anderson about a Trans-Eurasian History of the Search for the Shirokogoroffs’ Archive

Dmitry Arzyutov (Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm) and David Anderson (University of Aberdeen), laureates of the Ab Imperio Award 2019, spoke about the search for the archive of Sergei and Elizabeth Shirokogoroff in their lecture in the series of the research seminar “Boundaries of History.”

Illustration for news: "Boundaries of History": Alexander Morrison about the Russian conquest of Central Asia in 1814-1914

"Boundaries of History": Alexander Morrison about the Russian conquest of Central Asia in 1814-1914

On December 17, Dr Alexander Morrison, who currently holds a position at New College (Oxford University, UK), presented his brand-new book "The Russian Conquest of Central Asia: A Study in Imperial Expansion, 1814-1914" at the online session of the regular research seminar "Boundaries of History"

Illustration for news: "Boundaries of History": Oleg Kharkhordin about the concept of "republic"

"Boundaries of History": Oleg Kharkhordin about the concept of "republic"

On February 20, 2020, Oleg Kharkhordin, professor of the European University in Saint Petersburg and Director of the "Res Publica" center, spoke at the seminar "Boundaries of history".

Illustration for news: "Boundaries of History": Igal Halfin about “Bolshevik Love”

"Boundaries of History": Igal Halfin about “Bolshevik Love”

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.

Illustration for news: "Boundaries of History": Evgeny Akelyev about the criminal prosecution system in Moscow in the 18th century

"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.

Illustration for news: "Boundaries of History": Laurie Manchester about Russians from Harbin

"Boundaries of History": Laurie Manchester about Russians from Harbin

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.

Illustration for news: "Boundaries of History": Wiktor Marzec about Lodz as industrial city and discourses of asynchronous modernity in 1897-1994

"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.

Illustration for news: «Boundaries of History»: Krishan Kumar

«Boundaries of History»: Krishan Kumar

On October 4, Krishan Kumar represented his book «Visions of Empire: How Five Imperial Regimes Shaped the World» and gave a lecture in the frame of seminars «Boundaries of history» in Higher School of Economics. 

Illustration for news: «Boundaries of History»: Choi Chatterjee

«Boundaries of History»: Choi Chatterjee

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”.


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