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Master’s Programme 'Applied and Interdisciplinary History «Usable Pasts»'

Applied history embraces methods and practices dealing with the identification, preservation, interpretation, and presentation of historical artifacts, texts, structures, and landscapes. This programme focuses on new historical approaches and methodologies, enabling students to develop strong research skills. Graduates are prepared for careers in the public sphere or in academia.  The programme is based in St. Petersburg, which is a UNESCO World site rich in museums, monuments, cultural, natural and archaeological heritage sites that provide unique opportunities for practical training.  

2 years
Full-time Programme
140 000 –
280 000 RUB/year
Tuition Fee in 2019
Russian government and HSE scholarships and tuition fee waivers available
ENG
Instruction in English

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Illustration for news: The Programme Graduate became a HSE - Saint Petersburg Ambassador!

The Programme Graduate became a HSE - Saint Petersburg Ambassador!

Jeffery Boadu will promote our University in the African continent.

Illustration for news: Programme Students and Professors took part in the Summer School "Management, preservation and representation of the industrial and mobility heritage: the experience of Paris"

Programme Students and Professors took part in the Summer School "Management, preservation and representation of the industrial and mobility heritage: the experience of Paris"

The event was held in Paris on June 11-15, 2019.

Illustration for news: Summer school “Russian Empire/Soviet Union through the Lens of Global and New Imperial Histories” in Tyumen

Summer school “Russian Empire/Soviet Union through the Lens of Global and New Imperial Histories” in Tyumen

The Center for Historical Research co-organized with the Journal Ab Imperio and Tyumen State University a summer school “Russian Empire/Soviet Union through the Lens of Global and New Imperial Histories”

Illustration for news: Evgenia Platonova Participated in a Conference “Constructing ‘Soviet’?” Held in European University in Saint Petersburg

Evgenia Platonova Participated in a Conference “Constructing ‘Soviet’?” Held in European University in Saint Petersburg

Second year student of the Master’s Programme 'Applied and Interdisciplinary History «Usable Pasts»' tells about her experience in a young researchers’ conference.

Illustration for news: Open Seminar “Constructing maritime heritage of Russia and France” will be held on May 20th

Open Seminar “Constructing maritime heritage of Russia and France” will be held on May 20th

The event is organized by the Laboratory of Environmental and Technological History of the Center for Historical Research and the Master's Programme in Applied and Interdisciplinary History

Illustration for news: Understanding the two dictatorships: report from the joint seminar of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and CHR

Understanding the two dictatorships: report from the joint seminar of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and CHR

On April 9, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Center for Historical Research held a seminar on the history of understanding two dictatorships: the Nazi and the dictatorship of the SED. 

Illustration for news: Laboratory seminar. Martin Emanuel, «Science Diplomacy, Technology Transfer, and Cold War Neutrality: Swedish-Soviet Collaboration in Astrophysics, ca. 1960-1976»

Laboratory seminar. Martin Emanuel, «Science Diplomacy, Technology Transfer, and Cold War Neutrality: Swedish-Soviet Collaboration in Astrophysics, ca. 1960-1976»

April 17, at 6.30 pm Martin Emanuel, research fellow, will present his paper at the seminar of the Laboratory for Ecological and Technological History of the HSE in St. Petersburg

Illustration for news: Our student will continue her studies at PhD History Programme at the Princeton University, USA

Our student will continue her studies at PhD History Programme at the Princeton University, USA

Liya Xie tells about her applying process and specificities of the Princeton History Programme and future research plans.

Laboratory Seminar. Matleena Frisk, "New needs? Creating demand for disposable consumer products from the 1930s to the 1970s in Finland, an early draft"

April 10 at 5 pm Matleena Frisk, a doctoral candidate at the University of Helsinki, spoke at a seminar on the Laboratory for Environmental and Technological History.

Illustration for news: Laboratory seminar. Leena Enbom, "What did casual labourers do? Transformation of the unskilled job market in Helsinki, 1890-1980"

Laboratory seminar. Leena Enbom, "What did casual labourers do? Transformation of the unskilled job market in Helsinki, 1890-1980"

On 3 April 2019 at 5 p.m. Leena Enbom, a doctoral candidate of the University of Helsinki gave a talk "What did casual labourers do? Transformation of the unskilled job market in Helsinki, 1890-1980" at the seminar of the Laboratory for Environmental and Technological History.