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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.


Society and Politics in the Time of Imperial Crisis

August 23, 2014. The Department of History of Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg held the first workshop within the framework of the international research project “Comparative Historical Studies of Empire and Nationalism.” Professor Ronald Suny (University of Michigan and HSE-SPb) and Professor Alexander Semyonov (HSE-SPb) chaired the workshop that was focused on “Society and Politics in the Time of Imperial Crisis.”

Law between Revolution and Tradition: Russian and Finnish Revolutionary Legal Acts, 1917–18

The article "Law between Revolution and Tradition: Russian and Finnish Revolutionary Legal Acts, 1917–18" by Tatiana Borisova (co-authored with Jukka Siro), an Associate Professor of the Faculty of History, was published in Comparative Legal History which is the leading peer-reviewed international journal of legal history. 

The Second World Congress of Environmental History

Associated professor Julia Lajus, associated professor Alexandra Bekasova, associated professor Marina Loskutova, and junior research fellow Elena Kochetkova took part in the Second World Congress of Environmental History. The event was held in July, 2014 at the Minho university in Guimarães (Portugal). The aim of the congress was providing scholars with a space for discussions on topics related to environmental history.

Summer University

21-14 July Associate Professor Julia Lajus taught a course “Introduction to History of Science and Technology” in the framework of the Summer University at NRU HSE in Moscow. 

Faculty of History congratulates Ivan Sablin for the successful defense of his thesis and passing the exam for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

Ivan Sablin worked on his thesis “Buryat-Mongol, Buddhist, and Socialist: Transcultural Spaces and Boundary Construction in Post-Imperial Asia, 1917–1923” at the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, where he was part of the Graduate Program for Transcultural Studies.

Sergey Glebov, Assistant Professor of History in Smith College and Amherst College arrives at the faculty of history, HSE-St Petersburg.

In autumn 2014 professor Sergey Glebov arrives at the faculty of history. He will be making his research and participating in working seminars of the International Research Project under the guidance of leading international scholar Ronald Suny “Comparative Historical Studies of Empire and Nationalism”.

Nathan Marcus will join the Department of History of the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg in September of 2014

Nathan Marcus, joins the Department of History of the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg.

The First History Student Conference of Higher School of Economics

Student Conference "From Huge Comparisons to Thick Descriptions: Historical Research and Interpretation" will take place in Saint Petersburg on October 8–11, 2014.

Elena Kochetkova, junior research fellow of the Center for Historical Research, received an award for her article «What and Whom Can Technology Transfer Change? Western Technologies in Soviet Forestry, 1953 – 1964».

Associate Professor Tatiana Borisova has been nominated for Aurora Consortium grant (Aurora - Towards Modern and Innovative Higher Education (Erasmus Mundus Action 2, Strand 1 (EMA2))