198099 Saint Petersburg
17 Promyshlennaya Ulitsa, Room 107
190008 Saint Petersburg
16 Soyuza Pechatnikov Ulitsa
Master’s programme "Global and Regional History"
Bachelor’s Programme 'History'
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.
Historical Materialism. 2020. Vol. 28. No. 2. P. 140-169.
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.
Alexandra Bekasova, Aleksandra Babikova.
Humanities. HUM. Basic Research Programme, 2018
Young Russian historians face the lack of opportunities to visit overseas archives and libraries, and to participate in the international forums and scientific discussions. At the same time, their counterparts often do not have access to the works of historians from Russia. The Paulsen Programme has been created to address this problem and allow Russian researchers to make a significant contribution to the world's science.
Direct support of researchers is provided through the substantial scholarship fund. Besides, there will be two international research seminars which will be held at HSE University St Petersburg in 2020-2021. A large international conference will take place in Latvia in 2022. These events will bring together leading experts on imperial Russia from all over the world. A series of publications covering the current thinking and research on imperial Russia is planned as well.
Understanding Russia and its role in global society cannot be confined to contemporary perspectives. By opening up access to exceptional research on the history of imperial Russia, and through knowledge exchange between Russian and non-Russian experts, the Paulsen Programme creates important new opportunities to advance research, develop meaningful analysis and promote engagement.
Julia Black Professor, LSE
Questions of Russian identity, as well as contemporary Russian perceptions and anxieties can never be understood without some grasp of the underlying forces that have driven Russian history in the last half-millennium.
Dominic Lieven Senior Research Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge and Fellow of the British Academy; Chair of the Board of the Paulsen Programme.
Additional information about the programme is available here.
Professor Alexander Semyonov, the Director of the Center for Historical Research and the Head of Department of History at HSE University – St Petersburg, will be speaking at the opening of the programme at LSE on October 9.
This event will be webcast live on LSE website. Read more about it here.