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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: US Professor Speaks on Shifting Identities of Russian Repatriates from China

US Professor Speaks on Shifting Identities of Russian Repatriates from China

On September 5, Laurie Manchester, Associate Professor of History at Arizona State University, presented her paper on voluntary repatriation of Russians from China to the Soviet Union between 1935 and 1960. The presentation was part of the research seminar, ‘Boundaries of History’, held regularly by the Department of History at HSE University in St. Petersburg. HSE News Service spoke with Laurie Manchester about her research interests, collaborating with HSE faculty members, and the latest workshop.

US Professor Speaks on Shifting Identities of Russian Repatriates from China

On September 5, Laurie Manchester, Associate Professor of History at Arizona State University, presented her paper on voluntary repatriation of Russians from China to the Soviet Union between 1935 and 1960. The presentation was part of the research seminar, ‘Boundaries of History’, held regularly by the Department of History at HSE University in St. Petersburg. HSE News Service spoke with Laurie Manchester about her research interests, collaborating with HSE faculty members, and the latest workshop.

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": Susanne Schattenberg on greatness and tragedy of Leonid Brezhnev

"Boundaries of History": Susanne Schattenberg on greatness and tragedy of Leonid Brezhnev

On May 30, 2019, at the seminar of the "Boundaries of history" prof. Dr. Susanne Schattenberg presented a report: “Leonid Brezhnev: The greatness and tragedy of man and the country ”, dedicated to the recently published book of hers. All her scientific works have been translated and published in Russian. At the University of Bremen, Susanne Schattenberg leads the Research Centre for East European, with which St. Petersburg Department of History has already established close scientific cooperation. In his opening remarks, the head of the department A.M. Semenov stressed that this research raises an important and rare topic about the boundary between history and non-history, the past and the modern. The lecture is devoted to the part of the 20th century that resonates current political situation.

Illustration for news: Empires without Emperors, Emperors without Empires: Alexander Semyonov gave an interview to «Expert Online»

Empires without Emperors, Emperors without Empires: Alexander Semyonov gave an interview to «Expert Online»

Online newspaper «Expert Online» has published the interview with Alexander Semyonov, Director of the Centre for Historical Research and Head of the Depatment of History.

Illustration for news: Summer school “Russian Empire/Soviet Union through the Lens of Global and New Imperial Histories” in Tyumen

Summer school “Russian Empire/Soviet Union through the Lens of Global and New Imperial Histories” in Tyumen

The Center for Historical Research co-organized with the Journal Ab Imperio and Tyumen State University a summer school “Russian Empire/Soviet Union through the Lens of Global and New Imperial Histories”

Illustration for news: “Boundaries of History”: Sabine Dullin (Sciences Po) on Soviet Borders as thickening zones

“Boundaries of History”: Sabine Dullin (Sciences Po) on Soviet Borders as thickening zones

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)”.

Illustration for news: Conference "Versailles and Rights: A Centenary Appraisal" was held at Helsinki

Conference "Versailles and Rights: A Centenary Appraisal" was held at Helsinki

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.