On June 13, 2019 Department of History and the Center for Historical Research at the HSE in St Petersburg had a session of the “Boundaries of History” research seminar where Dr. Sabine Dullin, Professor in Contemporary History at Sciences Po (Institut d’études politiques) and the author of the book “Men of Influence: Stalin's Diplomats in Europe, 1930-1939” presented the talk “Soviet Borders as thickening zones. The political imagination and practices of an old but new state (1917-1940)”.
On June 3-4, 2019 at Helsinki was held a conference "Versailles and Rights: A Centenary Appraisal" organized in frames of the research project "Post-imperial diversities: Majority-minority relations in the transition from empires to nation-states" together with the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies.
"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.
Understanding the two dictatorships: report from the joint seminar of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and CHR
On April 9, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Center for Historical Research held a seminar on the history of understanding two dictatorships: the Nazi and the dictatorship of the SED.
On February 12-13, Heidelberg hosted the conference “Parliaments and Political Transformations in Europe and Asia: Diversity and Representation in the 20th and 21st Century”, supported by the EuParl.Net network. (part of which is the Center for Historical Research in St. Petersburg). The workshop, which is part of the project “Entangled Parliamentarisms: Constitutional Practices in Russia, Ukraine, China and Mongolia, 1905 - 2005,” was devoted to the exploring the role of parliaments in Eastern Europe and East Asia.
In April 2017 EuParl.net welcomed the Center for Historical Research at the National Research University Higher School of Economics St. Petersburg and its director Alexander Semyonov in its ranks. On the occasion of this recent membership and the numerous upcoming as well as elapsed Revolution centenaries the Center for Historical Research hosted an international workshop on »Parliamentarianism and Representative Democracy in Crisis of War, Revolution and Collapse of Empires« on October 2, 2018, in St. Petersburg.
On February 15, 2019 the Center for Historical Research at the HSE in St Petersburg hosted an ERA.Net research seminar. Etienne Peyrat (Sciences Po Lille) presented his talk "Imperial transition and regional integration in the South Caucasus (1900s-1930s)"
Announcement of the book by the research fellow of the Centre for Historical Research Wiktor Marzec «From Cotton and Smoke: Łódź – Industrial City and Discourses of Asynchronous Modernity, 1897–1994»
In February 2019 Jagiellonian University Press published a book called «From Cotton and Smoke: Łódź – Industrial City and Discourses of Asynchronous Modernity, 1897–1994» by Agata Zysiak, Kamil Śmiechowski, Kamil Piskała, Kaja Kaźmierska, Jacek Burski and Wiktor Marzec, a research fellow at the Center for Historical Research.
Franziska Exeler (Free University Berlin / University of Cambridge) has presented an outline of her book manuskript "Wartime Ghosts. Nazi Occupation and Its Aftermath in the Soviet Union" at the "Boundaries of History".
The final "Boundaries of History" lecture of 2018 took place on the 13th of December. Franziska Exeler introduced a project of her future book.
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.