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198099 Saint Petersburg
17 Promyshlennaya Ulitsa, Room 107

Phone:+7 (812)786-92-49 

Postal address: 
190008 Saint Petersburg
16 Soyuza Pechatnikov Ulitsa


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.

From Common Rocks to Valuable Industrial Resources: Limestone in Nineteenth-century Russia
In press

Bekasova A.

The Extractive Industries and Society, An International Journal (ISSN: 2214-790X; https://www.journals.elsevier.com/the-extractive-industries-and-society). 2020.

Book chapter
The Power of Positionality? Researching Russian History from the Margins

Vasilyev P.

In bk.: Reading Russian Sources: A Student's Guide to Text and Visual Sources from Russian History. Routledge, 2020. Ch. 3. P. 49-58.

International Student Research Forum 2017

The International Student Research Forum was organized this year from 2nd and 3rd February 2017 at the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Saint Petersburg.

The main idea of the conference was to provide an academic space for presenting original research works of undergraduate and graduate students to a wider audience. It also aimed to promote a dialogue between professionals in the field and young scholars. The session ‘Usable Pasts’ was organized by Dr. Evgeny A. Khvalkov, Senior Lecturer, Department of History, St. Petersburg School of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Several Europeans and Asian countries actively participated in the conference which had social informatics, applied data analysis, regional planning and development, sustainable tourism and development, modern Asia, finance, economic growth, logistics, usable pasts and political science. There were several keynote speakers who graced the conference and delivered lectures. For the first time, an innovative way of presentation through posters was adopted and proved to be a huge success.

Second year MA students David Damtar and Samrat Sil participated in the ‘Usable Past’ session and presented their work. Samrat’s work focused on the problematic remembering of the siege of the city of Nanking during the second Sino-Japanese war and explored the causes behind selective forgetting of the incident. The poster session helped attract interested students who were intrigued by the visuals images and wanted to inquire more about the topic. David Damtar on the other hand had his poster focusing on the environmental and technological aspects of Ghana’s gold mining over the ‘Colonial Transition’. His work explored the possibility of understanding the sector and the transition from global and environmental history paradigm. David noted after the conference that the poster-presentation provided an opportunity to deeply interact with interested audience than the usual conference paper delivery in which time and space does not enable such relatively longer engagements.