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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.

Сholera Riots in Staraia Russa in 1831. People and the Authorities: Actions, Motives, Concerns
In press

Belan M.

Slavonic and East European Review. 2024. Vol. 102. No. 2.

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

Mentor Seminar “Social Anthropology"

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


Course Syllabus


This seminar provides academic guidance to those students who opt for major in social anthropology within the MA in Global and Regional History and those students who major in history but who would like to incorporate courses in social anthropology into their curriculum.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • to gain necessary background in anthropology
  • to understand history of the discipline, and its main contemporary theories
  • to learn how to develop anthropological MA research project
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • A student knows the history of the discipline and subfields
  • interpret the specificity of research methods of social anthropology
  • interprets goals and scope of the discipline
  • A student interprets the state of the art in contemporary anthropology
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • introduction to social anthropology
  • history of anthropology
  • anthropological methods
  • schools of thought in anthropology
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking эссе
  • non-blocking домашнее задание
    домашнее задание
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2023/2024 4th module
    0.5 * домашнее задание + 0.5 * эссе
  • 2024/2025 3rd module
    0.5 * домашнее задание + 0.5 * 2023/2024 4th module


Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Hannerz, U. (2010). Anthropology’s World : Life in a Twenty-First Century Discipline. Web server without geographic relation, Web server without geographic relation (org): Pluto Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.7AC7B27E
  • Ingold, T. (2018). Anthropology : Why It Matters. Medford: Polity. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1801558
  • Kuper, A. (2014). Anthropology and Anthropologists : The British School in the Twentieth Century (Vol. Fourth edition). Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=850102
  • Sherry B. Ortner. (2008). Anthropology and Social Theory : Culture, Power, and the Acting Subject. Duke University Press Books.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Radcliffe-Brown, A. R., & Kuper, A. (2004). The Social Anthropology of Radcliffe-Brown. London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=661115