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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: 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: Dr. Sabine Dullin (Sciences Po) presented her talk at “Boundaries of History”

Dr. Sabine Dullin (Sciences Po) presented her talk at “Boundaries of History”

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.

Illustration for news: Understanding the two dictatorships: report from the joint seminar of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and CHR

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. 

Illustration for news: Alexander Semenov and Anton Kotenko at the EuParl.Net seminar in Heidelberg

Alexander Semenov and Anton Kotenko at the EuParl.Net seminar in Heidelberg

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. 

Illustration for news: Conference report: On parliaments during war and revolutions, St.Petersburg, Oct. 2 2018

Conference report: On parliaments during war and revolutions, St.Petersburg, Oct. 2 2018

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.

Illustration for news: Transcaucasian Model of Diversity Governing: a Talk by Etienne Peyrat

Transcaucasian Model of Diversity Governing: a Talk by Etienne Peyrat

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)"