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"Boundaries of History": Timothy Blauvelt "Clientelism and Nationality in an Early Soviet Fiefdom"

Within the framework of the seminar "Borders of History" Timothy Blauvelt, Professor of the School of Arts and Sciences of Ilya State University (Georgia) presented a report on "Clientelism and nationality in the early Soviet periphery", which was 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.

International interdisciplinary conference «Empire, territorial states and local communities in ethnic and national dimension»

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».

Illustration for news: "Boundaries of History": Yoshiro Ikeda (University of Tokyo) on Russian liberals' quest for a constitutional monarchy in the early 20th century

"Boundaries of History": Yoshiro Ikeda (University of Tokyo) on Russian liberals' quest for a constitutional monarchy in the early 20th century

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.

Illustration for news: "Boundaries of History", Ab Imperio Award 2019: Pavel Shabley on adat and sharia in the Orenburg Border Commission in the middle of the 19th century

"Boundaries of History", Ab Imperio Award 2019: Pavel Shabley on adat and sharia in the Orenburg Border Commission in the middle of the 19th century

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".

Illustration for news: "Boundaries of History", Ab Imperio Award 2020: Ivan Sablin, Jargal Badagarov and Irina Sodnomova on the Khural Democracy, Imperial Transformations and the Making of the First Mongolian Constitution, 1911–1924

"Boundaries of History", Ab Imperio Award 2020: Ivan Sablin, Jargal Badagarov and Irina Sodnomova on the Khural Democracy, Imperial Transformations and the Making of the First Mongolian Constitution, 1911–1924

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".

Illustration for news: "Boundaries of History": Book presentation "Conquering Peace: From the Enlightenment to the European Union" by Stella Ghervas

"Boundaries of History": Book presentation "Conquering Peace: From the Enlightenment to the European Union" by Stella Ghervas

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".

Illustration for news: Working at the Center for Historical Research in the pandemic: Nadezhda Tikhonova and Xenia Cherkaev share their experience

Working at the Center for Historical Research in the pandemic: Nadezhda Tikhonova and Xenia Cherkaev share their experience

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.

Illustration for news: "Boundaries of History", Ab Imperio Award 2020: Book presentation "Russia's Entangled Embrace: The Tsarist Empire and the Armenians, 1801-1914" by Stephen Riegg

"Boundaries of History", Ab Imperio Award 2020: Book presentation "Russia's Entangled Embrace: The Tsarist Empire and the Armenians, 1801-1914" by Stephen Riegg

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.

Illustration for news: The VI International Summer school of the Department of History "The Topography of Imperial Power" held successfully in the offline format

The VI International Summer school of the Department of History "The Topography of Imperial Power" held successfully in the offline format

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.

Illustration for news: ‘Boundaries of History’ Seminar Starts New Season of Meetings

‘Boundaries of History’ Seminar Starts New Season of Meetings

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.