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190068 Saint Petersburg
123 Griboedov channel, Room 123

Phone:+7 (812)786-92-49 

Postal address: 
190068 Saint Petersburg
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Department Head Adrian A. Selin
Academic Supervisor Evgeniy Anisimov
Changing Menstrual Habits in Late 20th- and Early 21st-Century Russia

Vasilyev P., Konovalova Alexandra.

Open Library of Humanities. 2023. Vol. 9. No. 1. P. 1-20.

Book chapter
Creating the Soviet Arctic, 1917–1991

Bruno A., Kalemeneva E.

In bk.: The Cambridge History of the Polar Regions. Cambridge University Press, 2023. Ch. 19. P. 462-486.

Working paper
The Image of the Past in Ciro Spontone’s ‘Historia Della Transilvania’

Khvalkov E., Levin F., Кузнецова А. Д.

Working Papers of Humanities. WP. Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ, 2021

The Modern World, Part Two: Global History since 1910

Academic Year
Instruction in English
ECTS credits
Delivered by:
Department of History
Elective course
1 year, 4 module


Course Syllabus


On-line course in a form of blended. This is a survey of modern history from a global perspective. It begins early in the twentieth century, as older ways of doing things and habits of thought give way. What follows is an era of cataclysmic struggles over what ideas and institutions will take their place. The course concludes in the present day, as communities everywhere are transitioning into a new era of world history. Again we work hard to grasp what is happening and ask: Why? Again we are drawn to pivotal choices made at key moments by individuals and communities.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Students will develop a basic understanding of the principal events and processes in world economic, political and social history of the 20th century
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • understanding of the principal events and processes in world economic
  • understanding of the political and social history of the 20th century
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • World War I in Europe and beyond
  • New orders emerge: 1917-1930
  • The crisis of the world: 1930-1940
  • World War II and aftermath: 1940- 1950
  • The return of wartime (1950-1960)
  • Decay and renaissance (1968-1991)
  • The next phase (1991-2013)
  • Colloquia
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking colloqiua
    Seminars consist of group discussions or the whole class discussions in which students are to answer and discuss Lecturer’s questions, terms and notions.
  • non-blocking exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.4 * colloqiua + 0.6 * exam


Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Gilbert, M. (2014). History of the Twentieth Century : Concise Edition. [Place of publication not identified]: RosettaBooks. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1437718

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Lukacs, J. (2013). A Short History of the Twentieth Century. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=575609