198099 Saint Petersburg
17 Promyshlennaya Ulitsa, Room 107
190008 Saint Petersburg
16 Soyuza Pechatnikov Ulitsa
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.
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The lecture was discussing the dilemma of modern empire and explains why this was the most important cause of the First World War. It focused especially on the geopolitical bases of the era of imperialism. Then it looked at the Russian variation on imperialism and empire's dilemma firstly in general and then, specifically, as viewed through the eyes of Russia's pre-war foreign ministers, Aleksandr Izvolsky and Serge Sazonov. But it noted that security, interest and identity drove the foreign policy not just of Russia but also of the other great powers. It placed the questions of the Straits and "pan-Slavism" in comparative context. The lecture showed how Russian foreign policy evolved between 1906 and 1914 and was concluded s by showing both how the July Crisis of 1914 sprang directly from the dilemma of modern empire and why the Russian government felt compelled to meet the Austro-German challenge even at the risk of a war that no one in the Russian leadership wanted.