Call for Applications: Summer school “Comparative Studies of Power and Diversity in Historic Empires”
Russia, Saint-Petersburg, June 5-11,2015
International Research Project “Comparative Historical Studies of Empire and Nationalism” of the National Research University-Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg announces the call for participation for the summer school “Comparative Studies of Power and Diversity in Historic Empires.”
The summer school will feature lectures and seminar discussions by leading scholars in the field, including Ronald Suny (University of Michigan and HSE-SPb), Jeremy Smith (University of Eastern Finland), Sergey Glebov (Amherst College and Ab Imperio), Vladimir Bobrovnikov (Academy of Sciences of the Russian Federation), Alexander Semyonov (HSE-SPb and Ab Imperio).
The program of the summer school will be focused on new methodologies of imperial history and studies of colonialism, new approaches to studies of politics and political imaginaries of diversity in the Russian Empire and Soviet Union in comparative perspective.
Summer school language: English.
Summer school dates: June 5-11, 2015: June 5th morning – arrival to Saint-Petersburg
June 11th morning – departure from Saint-Petersburg.
Summer school venue: St. Petersburg metropolitan area (Russia).
Graduate students, junior faculty, and researchers are invited to apply.
The application should be in English and consist of CV, sample writing or publication, motivation letter (no more than 1000 words) and an application form.
Participants will be expected to present their current research in the field of comparative studies of empire and colonialism.
The organizers will cover accommodation and meals during the summer school term. A small number of fellowships for travel is available on competitive basis.
Applications should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15, 2015
Inquiries could be sent to Irina Sodnomova at the Department of History, Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg.
Application form (DOCX)
International Summer School 'The Topography of Imperial Power: The Political Space of St. Petersburg'
8–29 September 2015
Between 1712 and 1917, Saint Petersburg was the capital of the powerful Russian Empire. Here were all important political institutions of the Empire. They produced a social space, which is the main subject of the Summer School.
The Summer School is designed for students of social sciences and humanities. The curriculum will include Russian language courses for foreign students, presentations, workshops, partially held in Saint Peterburg’s public space, and master classes, as well as a special cultural program in the city. The summer school welcomes students from all German and other universities. Admission to the school is also open to students of the St. Petersburg campus on a competitive basis.
The working languages are German and English.