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Illustration for news: Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Center for Historical Research 2024/25

Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Center for Historical Research 2024/25

The Center for Historical Research and the Laboratory of Ecological and Technological History of the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg, Russia, invites applications for postdoctoral research positions within the current projects in the following fields: Global Histories of Empire, Global Histories of Inter-Nationalism, Early Modern Period, Social Anthropology, History of Technology and Visual Culture.

Illustration for news: Dr. Pietro Shakarian's interview in "The HSE Look"

Dr. Pietro Shakarian's interview in "The HSE Look"

An interview with Dr. Pietro Shakarian, the research fellow of the Center for Historical Research, who has been hired through the International Faculty Recruitment Initiative, was published in the August issue of "The HSE Look" (an English supplement to the University’s bulletin "Okna Rosta")

Illustration for news: Anastasiia Palamarchuk (Russian-Armenian University) on antiquarian narratives of Early modern period

Anastasiia Palamarchuk (Russian-Armenian University) on antiquarian narratives of Early modern period

On February 28, 2023, a lecture by Anastasiia Palamarchuk, Professor of the Russian-Armenian (Slavic) University, on the topic "From Orders of Precedence to Social Categories: Antiquarian Narratives of Early Modern Period" was held at the Department of History within the framework of the regular research seminar of the Centre for Historical Research and the Department of History.

Illustration for news: Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Center for Historical Research 2023/24

Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Center for Historical Research 2023/24

The Center for Historical Research of the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg, Russia, invites applications for two postdoctoral research positions within the current projects of the Center: "Transformation of Regimes of Governing Diversity" and "Rethinking the history of modernization in imperial Russia and the USSR."

Illustration for news: Mikhail Agapov on socio-Political contexts of timber exports in the Pechora Region in the 1840s-1860s

Mikhail Agapov on socio-Political contexts of timber exports in the Pechora Region in the 1840s-1860s

On December 9, the Centre for Historical Research organised a public lecture of Mikhail Agapov, a leading researcher at the Laboratory of Historical Geography and Regional Studies of Tyumen State University. The discussion was based on the report of the speaker on the topic "Admirals and Merchants: Socio-Political Contexts of Timber Export in the Pechora Territory in the 1840s-1860s."

Illustration for news: “Toward a More Perfect Union”: Dr. Pietro Shakarian on Anastas Mikoyan's nationality policy reform in the USSR

“Toward a More Perfect Union”: Dr. Pietro Shakarian on Anastas Mikoyan's nationality policy reform in the USSR

On December 2, Dr. Pietro Shakarian presented his paper “Toward a More Perfect Union? Anastas Mikoyan and Nationality Policy Reform in the USSR, 1954–1964” about the role of A. Mikoyan in the formation of Soviet national policy after the death of Stalin in the framework of the research seminar held by the Center for Historical Research and the Department of History.

Illustration for news: The first issue of the "History HSE" is out

The first issue of the "History HSE" is out

"History HSE" is a peer-reviewed quarterly academic journal managed by the School of History at the Faculty of Humanities at the HSE. Alexander Semyonov, director of the Center for Historical Research, is member of the editorial board of the journal.

Illustration for news: VII International Research Conference "Usable Pasts"

VII International Research Conference "Usable Pasts"

Applications for participation in the VII International Scientific Conference “Usable Pasts” organized by the Department of History of the Higher School of Economics – St. Petersburg and the Student Research Society, are open by February 15, 2022.

Illustration for news: "Boundaries of History": Ilya Gerasimov "Plebeian Modernity through the eyes of elite observers: between Populism and Orientalism"

"Boundaries of History": Ilya Gerasimov "Plebeian Modernity through the eyes of elite observers: between Populism and Orientalism"

On December 16 Ilya Gerasimov, a well-known historian and executive editor of the journal Ab Imperio, presented his paper on the topic "Plebeian Modernity through the eyes of elite observers: between populism and Orientalism" within the framework of the seminar "Boundaries of History"

Illustration for news: "Boundaries of History": Timothy Blauvelt on clientelism and nationality in an early Soviet Fiefdom

"Boundaries of History": Timothy Blauvelt on clientelism and nationality in an early Soviet Fiefdom

Within the framework of the seminar "Boundaries of History" Timothy Blauvelt, Professor of the School of Arts and Sciences of Ilya State University (Georgia), gave a talk on "Clientelism and nationality in the early Soviet periphery," devoted to aspects of the intersection of patronage policy and national policy in Soviet Abkhazia in the 1920s and 1930s on the example of Nestor Lakoba.