On January 25 the opening ceremony of the German part of the Richard Stites memorial library was held at the HSE St Petersburg. With the great support of Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and with the help of the Department of History Associate Professor Dietmar Wulff more than 150 new books were added to the collection of the library. In addition to the classic editions of modern historiography of Germany and the fundamental works on all historical areas, the German collection corresponds to the main research directions of the Department of History, such as the history of the empire and nationalism, technological and environmental history.
The German Historical Institute in Moscow supported the project “Buddhism in Soviet Transnational Projects, 1917–1991,” which Ivan Sablin, Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Historical Research, Higher School of Economics at Saint Petersburg, will carry out based on the materials from Moscow’s archives and libraries in 2017.
October, 24 Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov gave Key Note Address “Headman's outrage: towards the anthropology of emotions and affect in Northern Siberia” at the opening of the X Siberian Studies Conference "Passion for Life: Emotions. Feelings and Perception in the North and Siberia”
The conference is organized by the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology of the Russian Academy of Science (Kunstkamera) and Russian Geographical Society (24-26 October 2016)
On October 17, Tatiana Borisova was invited by the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History (Frankfurt Am Mein) to give a lecture "Power Politics and the Problem of the Originality of Russian Law in Late Imperial Russia"
Dr. Baar, M.K. (Lecturer at Leiden University) made a presentation titled "Rethinking Disability: Historical Perspectives on Vulnerable Citizens at Times of Crisis" at the regular research seminar Boundaries of History of the Centre for Historical Research and the Department of History of the Higher School of Economics in Saint Petersburg.
Centre for Historical Research invites applications for postdoctoral research positions in the field of anthropology
Deadline: April 1, 2016.
The Higher School of Economics Center for Historical Research and the Department of History in St. Petersburg, Russia invites applications for postdoctoral research position in the field of comparative history of empire and nationalism in the region of Eastern Europe and Eurasia.
Participants of the International Research Project "Comparative Historical Studies of Empire and Nationalism" Alexander Semyonov (Chair, Department of History; Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Historical Research) and Ivan Sablin (Associate Professor, Department of History) took part in the 130th Annual Meeting of American Historical Association (January 7-10 in Atlanta, USA). American Historical Association is the oldest and the biggest professional association of the historians.