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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 and rich in museums, monuments, cultural-natural and archaeological heritage sites that provide unique opportunities for practical training.  

2 years
Full-time Programme
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Instruction in English

News

HSE St. Petersburg’s First International Alumni Ambassadors

On July 13, 2017, HSE St. Petersburg’s Director, Professor Sergey Kadochnikov held an informal meeting with the campus’ first international alumni who got awarded ambassadorial positions for their contribution to its internationalization agenda.

First Programme Graduates

Fifteen Graduates Were Awarded by the Master of Arts Degree

Student internships of the Master Program “Applied and Interdisciplinary History “Usable Pasts”

Internships are an important part of the program`s curriculum. Each year students get a possibility to obtain useful experience in various organizations such as museums, culture and analytical centers, tourist companies, research organizations, among others.

MA Theses Defenses

The fisrt MA theses were defended in June, 13.

Elena Kochetkova has successfully defended her PhD in history

On May 27 Elena Kochetkova, senior lecturer of the department of history and research fellow of the Laboratory for Environmental and Techological History, Center for Historical Research has defended successfully her Phd thesis "The Soviet Forestry Industry in the 1950s and 1960s : A Project of Modernization and Technology Transfer from Finland". The defense took place at the faculty of social sciences of the University of Helsinki.

Programme students are successfully admitted to postgraduate studies at highly ranked universities

Preliminary results of the Programme’s future graduates are already obtained.

In April 3-7, 2017 the seminar “North and Northerners” was conducted within the MA program.

In April 3-7, 2017 the seminar “North and Northerners” was conducted within the MA program. Olga Trufanova, first year student, shares her impressions after the seminar.

Workshop “Teaching Global and Transnational History” Was Held at the Norwegian University Center in St Petersburg

On April, 4, 2017 at the Norwegian University Center in St Petersburg was held a workshop “Teaching Global and Transnational History.” The workshop was organized by the Center for Historical Research HSE St Petersburg, Department of History HSE St Petersburg,Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo and the Norwegian University Center in St. Petersburg as a part of the research seminar “Boundaries of History.”

Evgeny Khvalkov Was Appointed to the Position of Assosiate Professor of the Department of History

Senior Lecturer of the Department of History of the National Research University Higher School of Economics (St. Petersburg) obtained position of Associate Professor.

Applications for the Workshop “Imperial Revolution of 1917” Are Invited

Joint Workshop of “Ab Imperio” Journal and the Center for Historical Research, Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg will be held on June 9-10 (deadline for the applications is April 13).
The workshop will be dedicated to exploration of imperial dimensions in the making of the revolution of 1917, the breakup of empire, and the legacy of imperial politics and society for the post-imperial period, including the varieties of post-imperial political imaginaries in the comparative and global context.