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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

"The Colonies of Genoa in the Black Sea Region: Evolution and Transformation"

The book by the Associate Professor E.A. Khvalkov "The Colonies of Genoa in the Black Sea Region: Evolution and Transformation" was published (Routledge).

New Partnership of the Center for Historical Research

In July 2017, the HSE Center for Historical Research has joined the European Information and Research Network on Parliament History. The Center for Historical Research is the only research organization from Russia among the network members.

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 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.”