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.
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Humanities. HUM. Basic Research Programme, 2018
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.