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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

Global History

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


Course Syllabus


Global and comparative history aims to familiarize the students with the main events of global history of the modern period (long nineteenth century) and current methodology of research of global and comparative history. The main argument of the class is that global context matters and no domestic history should be explained just from within.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • This course aims at familiarising the students with the main events of global history of the modern period (long nineteenth century).
  • The course also aims at getting students acquainted with methodology of global and comparative history, its advantages, drawbacks, and perspectives.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Traces the roots of global history from the 18th century to the present
  • Navigates the main events, processes, and reasons of the global change that occured at the end of the 18th century.
  • Analyzes different types of colonialism, expansion, territorial control.
  • Critically evaluates the impact of various types of new techology that emerged in the 19th century.
  • Navigates the differences between different forms of labor during the global age.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • What is global history?
  • When and where was the nineteenth century?
  • The end of the old regimes and its global dimension: North America.
  • The end of the old regimes and its global dimension: France.
  • The end of the old regimes and its global dimension: Central and South America.
  • Industrial revolution.
  • The age of empires.
  • The Scramble for Africa.
  • Great divergence? Nineteenth century history of China.
  • Great convergence? Nineteenth century history of Japan.
  • Midterm.
  • The century of connections.
  • The century of disconnections.
  • The century of mobility.
  • The century of immobility.
  • The century of global cooperation.
  • The world of global languages.
  • La belle époque and memory of the century.
  • Global history in national contexts.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Seminar discussion
  • non-blocking Presentation
  • non-blocking Essay
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2023/2024 2nd module
    0.4 * Essay + 0.2 * Presentation + 0.4 * Seminar discussion