"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"
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.
"Boundaries of History": Yoshiro Ikeda (University of Tokyo) on Russian liberals' quest for a constitutional monarchy in the early 20th century
Yoshiro Ikeda gave a talk on “Why Jellinek? Why Germany? Russian liberals' quest for a constitutional monarchy in the early 20th century" at the Boundaries of history seminar series.
"Boundaries of History," Ab Imperio Award 2019: Pavel Shabley on adat and sharia in the Orenburg Border Commission in the middle of the 19th century
Pavel Shabley (Kostanay branch of Chelyabinsk State University), whose joint book "Experiments of the Empire: Adat, Sharia and the Production of Knowledge in the Kazakh Steppe" with Paolo Sartori was noticed by Ab Imperio 2019 award, made a report "Adat vs Sharia in the Orenburg Border Commission: J.Y. Osmolovsky and Kazakh legal culture in the middle of the XIX century" at the seminar "Boundaries of History."
"Boundaries of History," Ab Imperio Award 2020: Ivan Sablin, Jargal Badagarov and Irina Sodnomova on the Khural Democracy, Imperial Transformations and the Making of the First Mongolian Constitution, 1911–1924
Ivan Sablin, Jargal Badagarov and Irina Sodnomova, a research team from the University of Heidelberg (Germany) and winners of the Ab Imperio Award 2020 in the category "Best article in a peer-reviewed academic journal or chapter in a scholarly collection", introduced an extended presentation of their article "Khural Democracy: Imperial Transformations and the Making of the First Mongolian Constitution, 1911-1924" on the research seminar "Boundaries of History."
"Boundaries of History": Book presentation "Conquering Peace: From the Enlightenment to the European Union" by Stella Ghervas
Stella Ghervas (University of Newcastle), visiting scholar at the Department of History, presented her book "Conquering Piece: From the Enlightenment to the European Union" (2021) on the idea of peace and the attempts to implement it in practice during the long period from the Enlightenment to the establishment of the European Union at the seminar "Boundaries of History".
"Boundaries of History": Book presentation "The Lawful Empire: Legal Change and Cultural Diversity" by Dr. Stefan B. Kirmse
On March 04, Dr. Stefan B. Kirmse (Leibniz Center of Oriental Studies) presented his book The Lawful Empire: Legal Change and Cultural Diversity in Late Tsarist Russia at the research seminar “Boundaries of History”
On December 17, Dr Alexander Morrison, who currently holds a position at New College (Oxford University, UK), presented his brand-new book "The Russian Conquest of Central Asia: A Study in Imperial Expansion, 1814-1914" at the online session of the regular research seminar "Boundaries of History"
Five years of the Summer School by History Department “Topography of imperial power: the political and cultural space of St. Petersburg”
The summer school of the HSE’s Department of History, St. Petersburg, with the support of the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD, was held for the fifth time this year and attracted an international group of students from Germany and the USA to participate.
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.