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Regular version of the site

190068 Saint Petersburg
123 Griboedov channel, Room 123

Phone:+7 (812)786-92-49 

Postal address: 
190068 Saint Petersburg
123 Griboedov channel

Department Head Adrian A. Selin
Academic Supervisor Evgeniy Anisimov
Remembering the Neoliberal Turn: Economic Change and Collective Memory in Eastern Europe after 1989

Gökarıksel S., Gontarska O., Hilmar T. et al.

L.: Routledge, 2023.

Book chapter
The Stolbovo Treaty and Tracing the Border in Ingria in 1617–1618

Adrian Selin.

In bk.: Sweden, Russia, and the 1617 Peace of Stolbovo. Vol. 14. Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, 2024. P. 99-118.

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

Digital Humanities

Academic Year
Instruction in English
ECTS credits
Delivered by:
Department of History
Bridging course
1 year, 1, 2 module


Course Syllabus


The course provides a critical view of digital humanities in terms of technology, method and nature of the virtual world. It discusses the concepts of digital sovereignty, the role of digital space in rethinking new media, access to the political field, corporality, coming of age, death and identity.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The aim of the course is to show the anthropological perspective and introduce several new optics for analysis and critical reflection of the digital humanities field , and particularly on the phenomenon of the Digital.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Able to efficiently communicate based on the goals and communication situations
  • Capable of developing in students of general and vocational education institutions a tolerant attitude towards social, cultural, psychological and other differences between people, understanding and respect for ethnocultural specificities.
  • Capable of mastering special literature in several languages
  • Capable of processing information sources using quantitative and qualitative methods of analysis
  • Capable of understanding and taking into account social and cultural differences in professional activity
  • The ability to find a balance between different approaches and interpretations of reality under study
  • The skill of discussing and analyzing sensitive topics, abstracting from a personal backround
  • Understand the ways of visualization and spatial representation of social objects and phenomena
  • Work with information: find, define and use the information from different sources which required for solving of research and professional problems
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • The optics and methods of exploring the Digital
  • New media. Rethinking the information balance of power between the public and the elites
  • The Spatial Dimension of the Digital.
  • The Identification Authority
  • Digital Sovereignty
  • Administrative panopticon
  • Governmentality vs Environmentality
  • Coming of Age in Social Networks
  • Death and anonymity in a digital society
  • Identity of a human and identity of a User: new regimes of subjectivity.
  • Corporality, Medicine and Bioethics in the framework of digital authority
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Class participation
  • non-blocking Essay
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 2nd module
    0.7 * Essay + 0.3 * Class participation


Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Underberg, N. M., & Zorn, E. (2013). Digital Ethnography : Anthropology, Narrative, and New Media (Vol. 1st ed). Austin: University of Texas Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=548651

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Terras, M. M., Nyhan, J., & Vanhoutte, E. (2013). Defining Digital Humanities : A Reader. Farnham, Surrey, England: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=608888