198099 Saint Petersburg
17 Promyshlennaya Ulitsa, Room 107
190008 Saint Petersburg
16 Soyuza Pechatnikov Ulitsa
Master’s programme 'Applied and Interdisciplinary History «Usable Pasts»'
The Department of History was created in 2012. The overarching goal of the department is systematic development of the field of global, comparative, and transnational history as a potent tool of overcoming the limitations of national history canon, fostering interdisciplinary dialogue in the field of social sciences and humanities, and brining new public relevance to historical knowledge. The department mission includes the development of new type of historical undergraduate and graduate education in Russia and pioneering new research fields in Russian historiography in dialogue with the global historical profession.
Zysiak A., Śmiechowski K., Każmierska K. et al.
Lodz University Press, Jagiellonian University Press, distributed by Columbia University Press, 2018.
Social Anthropology. 2019. Vol. 27. No. 2. P. 336-351.
Eklund N., Lajus J., Borovoy V. et al.
In bk.: The Politics of Arctic Resources. Change and Continuity in the "Old North" of Northern Europe. Routledge, 2019. Ch. 11. P. 200-220.
Alexandra Bekasova, Aleksandra Babikova.
Humanities. HUM. Basic Research Programme, 2018
The European Society for Environmental History was founded in 1999, with the aim of developing comparative studies and education in environmental history, as well as fostering communication between academics from different countries. The Society’s activities include the organization of biannual international conferences. This year’s conference was entitled ‘Greening History: Studying the Environment Across Disciplines: Past, Present and Future’. The event attracted over 200 researchers from France, Great Britain, Germany, U.S., and other countries. Eighty-nine sections were organized on various aspects of environmental history, with papers including studies on social, economic, technological, political, and cultural history, as well as sociology and natural sciences. The topics included pollution and protection of water resources, the work of researchers and the role of local actors, the problems of environmental protection under totalitarian regimes and wars, and interdisciplinary approaches to environmental history.
Julia Lajus, associate professor at the Department of History, participated in a roundtable discussion on ‘BRICS and environmental history – common challenges and historical narratives’. Alexandra Bekasova, associate professor at the Department, presented a paper on ‘Landscapes of Transportation in Russia, 1820-1850’. Associate professor Marina Loskutova spoke on ‘The 19th century debates on the impact of deforestation in the Russian empire’ at the section ‘Forestry Specialists in the Long 19th century and Their Understanding of Forest Ecology’. Margarita Dadykina spoke on ‘Monks, Management and God’s Mercy: the Russian Monasteries and the Environment of the Russian North in the Early Modern Time’. Elena Kochetkova, senior lecturer at the Department of History, presented her paper ‘Between Pollution and Protection in the Soviet Context: the Soviet Environmental Policy in the mid-1950s - 1960s’.