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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
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

Research Seminar "Research Methodology and Design"

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


Course Syllabus


This course aims at providing guidance in writing MA dissertations. The Research seminar strengthens research skills and introduces students to diverse methodologies in history and anthropology. During the first year, this research seminar teaches students basic aspects of a historian’s and anthropologist's craft. The course works as a workshop and includes: 1) Seminars on major methods; 2) a short mini-course on Academic Rhetoric; 3) joined seminars with students of the second years; 4) project sessions discussing provisional MA theses.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Mastering skills of academic writing and research design
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • A student compares research design
  • be able to justify the chosen research methodology
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introductory seminars
  • "Introduction to my field of inquiry"
  • Academic Rhetoric
  • Proposals and provisional MA theses
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Project proposal
    35% Project proposal 25% Individual project “Introducing fellows to my field of inquiry” 20% Participation in seminar discussions 20% Review of a fellow’s proposal
  • non-blocking Review of a fellow’s proposal
  • non-blocking Individual presentation “Introducing fellows to my field of inquiry”
  • non-blocking Participation in seminar discussions
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2022/2023 4th module
    0.2 * Participation in seminar discussions + 0.2 * Review of a fellow’s proposal + 0.25 * Individual presentation “Introducing fellows to my field of inquiry” + 0.35 * Project proposal
  • 2023/2024 3rd module
    нет экзамена


Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Genre analysis: English in academic and research settings, , 1990

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Swales, J. M., & Feak, C. B. (2001). Academic Communications and the Graduate Student. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.3E2EACE3