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Illustration for news: Postdoctoral Fellow in Global Histories of Empire

Postdoctoral Fellow in Global Histories of Empire

The Higher School of Economics Center for Historical Research in St. Petersburg, Russia, invites applications for postdoctoral research positions in the field of Global Histories of Empire.

Illustration for news: «Boundaries of History»: Igal Halfin presented his report entitled “Bolshevik Love”

«Boundaries of History»: Igal Halfin presented his report entitled “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: 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: 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.