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Department Head Alexander Semyonov
Academic Supervisor Evgeniy Anisimov
From Cotton and Smoke: Łódź – Industrial City and Discourses of Asynchronous Modernity 1897–1994

Zysiak A., Śmiechowski K., Każmierska K. et al.

Lodz University Press, Jagiellonian University Press, distributed by Columbia University Press, 2018.

Book chapter
Fisheries of the eastern coast of the Azov Sea in the late 18th – 19th century – Organization, infrastructure and everyday life

Kraikovski A.

In bk.: Between Grain and Oil from the Azov to Caucasus: The port-cities of the eastern coast of the Black Sea, late 18th – early 20th centuries. Vol. 3. Centre of Maritime History, Institute for Mediterranean Studies – Foundation of Research and Technology, 2020. Ch. 6. P. 139-163.

Professor Adrian Selin, Vladimir Uspensky and Elena Kochetkova took part in the fifteenth annual International Conference on Economy and Society held on April 1-4 in Moscow.

Adrian Selin`s paper, titled “Social Dynamics of Small Groups in the Russian-Swedish Border-Zone Since 1617,” examined social transformations in the first half of the XVII century precipitated by the Time of Troubles and the new border with Sweden set in 1617-1621. The author emphasized changes among tradespeople and noblemen, arguing that social structures became more simplified while internally, separate groups became increasingly consolidated.

At the panel titled “Social Structures and Social Practices in Russia in the 16th – early 20th century,” Vladimir Uspenskiy described new approaches to the study of Russian nobility using the Social Network Analysis. Uspenskiy described the results of his research, focusing on networks built for studying servants in the third quarter of the 16th century.

Elena Kochetkova`s paper, “The Transfer of Foreign Technologies and Soviet Modernization in 1950s-1960s: the Case of Pulp and Paper Industry” was devoted to tracing the channels and consequences of technology transfer during Khrushchev`s modernization drive. The author argued that this period saw the development of several ways for transfer, although these methods did not enable the Soviet leadership to modernize forestry, and instead made the enterprise more dependent on the West.