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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.

Early Career Environmental Historians for a Sustainable Academia

Biasillo R., Hameeteman E., Kochetkova E. et al.

Environment and History. 2020. Vol. 26. No. 4. P. 617-621.

Book chapter
Climate Change from the Arctic People’s Point of View: Rhythms of Everyday Life, Infrastructures and Landscapes

Rakhmanova Lidia, Kolesnichenko L., Kirpotin S. et al.

In bk.: The Arctic: Current Issues and Challenges. Iss. Arctic region and antarctica issues and research. NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2020. Ch. 2. P. 15-55.

Working paper
The Oldest Notarial Documents Of Vicenza District, 1380 – 1465, With The Regestae Of The Documents, From The Collection Of N.P. Likhachev

Khvalkov E., Агеева Д. А., Shkil M. et al.

Basic research program. WP BRP. National Research University Higher School of Economics, 2019. No. WP BRP 184/HUM/2019.

2019 Year results

Dear colleagues, I congratulate you on the end of the year and upcoming holidays!Before we go on vacation after intensive work in the first semester, I want to tell you happened in the scientific and educational life of the "History" department in 2019!


In 2019, employees of Laboratory for Environmental and Technological History of the Center for historical research and teachers of the department of history Elena Kochetkova (project Manager), Kirill Chunikhin and Julia Laius (project consultant) received a grant from the Russian scientific Foundation (RPF) to conduct research by youth groups on the topic "the Material world of late Soviet society in the Cold war: technological innovations in the production and representation of consumer goods". And held the conference " Cold War Matters: (In)Visible Economies of Things »

The center for historical research, together with Ab Imperio magazine and Tyumen state University, organized the summer school " Russian Empire/Soviet Union through the Lens of Global and New Imperial Histories ".

Cooperation with the London school of Economics continues as part of the Frederick Paulsen Programmeto support young scientists working on the history of Russia during the Imperial period (mid – 17th century-1918). Curators of the joint seminar program: Alexander Semenov and Dominick Lieven.

The five-year anniversary of the Summer school "Topography of imperial power: the political and cultural space of St. Petersburg" with the support of DAAD should be pointed. It was first held in 2015 and has since gained a strong place in the European summer school market. The academic head of the School is Dietmar Wulff.

We should also mention Professor Wulff and his invaluable contribution to the development of partnerships with DAAD.

I would like to Express our gratitude To the DAAD, with the assistance in Martin Aust’s  short visit this year,  was invited language assistant Alexander Steinborn, and also for supporting the summer school.

Since September Xenia Maksimovna started her work in the Centre for Historical Research. In 2018, she received her PhD from the Justus Liebig University of Giessen (Germany), and was involved in the HSE program for attracting Russian postdocs.

Elena Kochetkova selected as Secretary of the European society for environmental history

The first scientific and practical seminar of the research and training group “Languages for Describing the Other in Early Modern Europe: Social Contexts and Repertoires of Interpretation

The student Scientific society organized and successfully conducted the first summer school.

This year, a new master's program "global and regional history" was opened, and Nikolai Vladimirovich Ssorin-Chaikov was appointed head of the program. Also curators of this program are Elena Kochetkova and Alexander Reznik

The conscientious international doctoral program with the University of Turin continues for the second year