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Illustration for news: Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Center for Historical Research 2023/24

Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Center for Historical Research 2023/24

The Center for Historical Research of the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg, Russia, invites applications for two postdoctoral research positions within the current projects of the Center: "Transformation of Regimes of Governing Diversity" and "Rethinking the history of modernization in imperial Russia and the USSR."

Illustration for news: Mikhail Agapov on socio-Political contexts of timber exports in the Pechora Region in the 1840s-1860s

Mikhail Agapov on socio-Political contexts of timber exports in the Pechora Region in the 1840s-1860s

On December 9, the Centre for Historical Research organised a public lecture of Mikhail Agapov, a leading researcher at the Laboratory of Historical Geography and Regional Studies of Tyumen State University. The discussion was based on the report of the speaker on the topic "Admirals and Merchants: Socio-Political Contexts of Timber Export in the Pechora Territory in the 1840s-1860s."

Illustration for news: “Toward a More Perfect Union”: Dr. Pietro Shakarian on Anastas Mikoyan's nationality policy reform in the USSR

“Toward a More Perfect Union”: Dr. Pietro Shakarian on Anastas Mikoyan's nationality policy reform in the USSR

On December 2, Dr. Pietro Shakarian presented his paper “Toward a More Perfect Union? Anastas Mikoyan and Nationality Policy Reform in the USSR, 1954–1964” about the role of A. Mikoyan in the formation of Soviet national policy after the death of Stalin in the framework of the research seminar. held by the Center for Historical Research and the Department of History.

Illustration for news: The first issue of the "History HSE" is out

The first issue of the "History HSE" is out

"History HSE" is a peer-reviewed quarterly academic journal managed by the School of History at the Faculty of Humanities at the HSE. Alexander Semyonov, director of the Center for Historical Research, is member of the editorial board of the journal.

Illustration for news: VII International Research Conference "Usable Pasts"

VII International Research Conference "Usable Pasts"

Applications for participation in the VII International Scientific Conference “Usable Pasts” organized by the Department of History of the Higher School of Economics – St. Petersburg and the Student Research Society, are open by February 15, 2022.

Illustration for news: "Boundaries of History": Ilya Gerasimov "Plebeian Modernity through the eyes of elite observers: between Populism and Orientalism"

"Boundaries of History": Ilya Gerasimov "Plebeian Modernity through the eyes of elite observers: between Populism and Orientalism"

On December 16 Ilya Gerasimov, a well-known historian and executive editor of the journal Ab Imperio, presented his paper on the topic "Plebeian Modernity through the eyes of elite observers: between populism and Orientalism" within the framework of the seminar "Boundaries of History"

Illustration for news: "Boundaries of History": Timothy Blauvelt on clientelism and nationality in an early Soviet Fiefdom

"Boundaries of History": Timothy Blauvelt on clientelism and nationality in an early Soviet Fiefdom

Within the framework of the seminar "Boundaries of History" Timothy Blauvelt, Professor of the School of Arts and Sciences of Ilya State University (Georgia), gave a talk on "Clientelism and nationality in the early Soviet periphery," 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.

Illustration for news: International interdisciplinary conference "Empire, territorial states and local communities in ethnic and national dimension"

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."