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Department Head Adrian A. Selin
Academic Supervisor Evgeniy Anisimov
Remembering the Neoliberal Turn: Economic Change and Collective Memory in Eastern Europe after 1989

Gökarıksel S., Gontarska O., Hilmar T. et al.

L.: Routledge, 2023.

Book chapter
The Stolbovo Treaty and Tracing the Border in Ingria in 1617–1618

Adrian Selin.

In bk.: Sweden, Russia, and the 1617 Peace of Stolbovo. Vol. 14. Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, 2024. P. 99-118.

Working paper
The Image of the Past in Ciro Spontone’s ‘Historia Della Transilvania’

Khvalkov E., Levin F., Кузнецова А. Д.

Working Papers of Humanities. WP. Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ, 2021

Сonference «Languages of Describing the 'Social' in the Мedieval and Early Modern Europe»

The Department of History at the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg is holding an international conference «Languages of describing the 'social' in the medieval and early modern Europe» in September, 16-17, 2021.

We would like to return to the debate triggered by linguistic turn in humanities and social sciences about the relations between “social reality” and the language, “mediating” this reality, on the basis of the material of medieval and early modern Western, Central and Eastern Europe. The committee of the conference would like the prospective participants to discuss how the 'social' was constructed in medieval and early modern Europe; in what terms it was described; how the contemporaries interpreted social changes or how, conversely, they tried to avoid the reflection.

In order to extend beyond disciplinary, methodological and regional boundaries and in order to create a common space for the academic dialogue, the committee of the conference will organize joint sessions for presenting papers dedicated to both medieval Western and Eastern Europe will be presented.

The committee of the conference suggests that the following questions should be discussed:

1. Images of power in the Middle Ages and early modern time

2. Representations of property

3. The language of economic practices in early modern time

4. Medieval and early modern terminology of the 'social'

5. The description of 'marginal' groups

6. Representations of social mobility in early modern time

7. Construction of 'social' boundaries and systems of stratification in the Middle Ages and early modern time

8. Cultural and institutional history of early modern state

9. 'Corporations' in the Middle Ages and early modern time

10. Agrarian history of the Middle Ages and early modern time from the perspective of language

The working languages of the conference are English and Russian.
Submit your application at earlymodernhse.spb@gmail.com Application deadline: June, 30, 2021
The application should include the topic of the paper, abstracts (300 words) and the key words as well as the details about the applicant (academic status, occupation or place of education) and contact details.

Conference can be held in both online and offline formats.