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

No enrollment in 2020. You can apply to Global and Regional History programme.

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
ENG
Instruction in English
Russian government and HSE scholarships and tuition fee waivers not applicable

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Illustration for news: "Cold War matters: the invisible economics of things"

"Cold War matters: the invisible economics of things"

On December 16th and 17th, the Laboratory for Environmental and Technological History and the History Department hosted the symposium titled "​Cold War Matters: (In)Visible Economies of Things." The goal of the symposium was to look at the Cold War from a different angle, one that differed from politics and military. Instead the focus of the symposium was to look at the Cold War through consumer culture, art, science, industry, and the exchange of these things across the permeable Iron Curtain.

Illustration for news: Psychologist's Office: Who Needs It and How Consultations Are Held

Psychologist's Office: Who Needs It and How Consultations Are Held

Psychologist's Office at HSE University – Saint Petersburg is accessible to all the HSE students and staff. They can get free psychological help in private or by Skype. We would like to tell you about types of counselling available, how the therapy is held, and why the Psychologist's Office was set up.

Illustration for news: New Call For International Ambassadors at HSE Saint Petersburg

New Call For International Ambassadors at HSE Saint Petersburg

International senior students can apply to HSE International Ambassadors programme. Participants will get financial support for projects aiming to attract new students, free professional training and cool HSE merch.

Illustration for news: HSE University Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2020

HSE University Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2020

HSE University – St Petersburg invites foreign citizens to apply to its undergraduate or graduate programmes for the 2020-2021 academic year. Applications can be submitted online.

Illustration for news: Research seminar "Russian in the World in the Imperial Era (1650-1917)" on June 24-29, 2020

Research seminar "Russian in the World in the Imperial Era (1650-1917)" on June 24-29, 2020

The workshop will be supported by the Frederick Paulsen Foundation. Within the framework of the seminar program, the London School of Economics and the National Research University Higher School of Economics will be able to bring together the most promising young historians of Imperial Russia.

Illustration for news: The Questions of Private Collections Were Discussed in HSE – St. Petersburg for the Second Time

The Questions of Private Collections Were Discussed in HSE – St. Petersburg for the Second Time

On October 10 and 11, the II International Kotchoubey Readings took place in Higher School of Economics in Saint Petersburg. The conference ‘Private Collections: Objects, History, Emotions’ became an international platform of experience sharing for collectors, Russian private and public museums representatives and leading experts in this field.

Illustration for news: What Student Teaching Quality Assessment Can Show

What Student Teaching Quality Assessment Can Show

What students think about strict teachers and why seminars are more popular than lectures

Illustration for news: HSE Places Second Among Russian Universities in THE Humanities Ranking

HSE Places Second Among Russian Universities in THE Humanities Ranking

HSE University improved its performance from last year, entering the Top-200 of the Times Higher Education (THE) subject ranking in Arts and Humanities. We now place second among Russian universities and have the best results of the participants of the Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100.

Illustration for news: «Boundaries of History»: Igal Halfin presented his report entitled “Bolshevik Love”

«Boundaries of History»: Igal Halfin presented his report entitled “Bolshevik Love”

On September 26, 2019, in frames of the seminar “Boundaries of History” Igal Halfin presented his report entitled “Bolshevik Love”. At the University of Tel Aviv (Israel) professor Halfin teaches Russian and European history, his scientific interests include early Soviet history, political philosophy, Marxism, the theory of psychoanalysis and etc. In his latest, but not yet finished book, Igal Halfin explores the political language of Communist Party cells (партячейки) of Leningrad and Tomsk Institutes in 1920s-30s and his main task is to reproduce semantic, ritual structure of the party life of these years.

Illustration for news: «Boundaries of History»: Evgeny Akelyev presented a speech about the criminal prosecution system in Moscow in the 18th century

«Boundaries of History»: Evgeny Akelyev presented a speech about the criminal prosecution system in Moscow in the 18th century

On September 19, 2019, a doctor of historical sciences, associate professor of the Department of History of HSE and senior researcher at the Center for the History of Russian Modern Time Evgeny Vladimirovich Akelyev presented a speech as a part of the seminar “Boundaries of History”. The speaker focused on the criminal prosecution system in Moscow in the 18th century.