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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
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

Anthropology of the Digital and Digital Methods in the Humanities

Academic Year
Instruction in English
ECTS credits
Delivered by:
Department of History
Elective course
1 year, 3, 4 module


Course Syllabus


The aim of the course is to introduce the emerging anthropological perspective on the digital and thus offer new critical optics in the field of digital humanities. Rather than looking merely at how the digital may be used in research, the course asks what is the sociopolitical world that digital technologies produce. The course charts the workings of the digital platforms, devices, data and infrastructure in their effects and new forms of relations of power in the contexts of biopolitics, new media, political technologies and sovereignty, economy and corporations, everyday services, subjectivity and corporeality, including coming of age, death and personal identity. Rethinking digital social and political domains also presupposes rethinking research ethics and practices of digital ethnography. The course addresses key debates and advances in these fields.