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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 and 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: Laboratory seminar. Authoritarian Environmentalism: Propaganda or Reality

Laboratory seminar. Authoritarian Environmentalism: Propaganda or Reality

A regular seminar of Laboratory for Environmental and Technological History of the Center for Historical Research was held on 13 of March, 5 pm, at the address Griboyedov Canal 123, room 213.

Illustration for news: Alexander Semenov and Anton Kotenko at the EuParl.Net seminar in Heidelberg

Alexander Semenov and Anton Kotenko at the EuParl.Net seminar in Heidelberg

On February 12-13, Heidelberg hosted the conference “Parliaments and Political Transformations in Europe and Asia: Diversity and Representation in the 20th and 21st Century”, supported by the EuParl.Net network. (part of which is the Center for Historical Research in St. Petersburg). The workshop, which is part of the project “Entangled Parliamentarisms: Constitutional Practices in Russia, Ukraine, China and Mongolia, 1905 - 2005,” was devoted to the exploring the role of parliaments in Eastern Europe and East Asia. 

Illustration for news: Transcaucasian Model of Diversity Governing: a Talk by Etienne Peyrat

Transcaucasian Model of Diversity Governing: a Talk by Etienne Peyrat

On February 15, 2019 the Center for Historical Research at the HSE in St Petersburg hosted an ERA.Net research seminar. Etienne Peyrat (Sciences Po Lille) presented his talk  "Imperial transition and regional integration in the South Caucasus (1900s-1930s)" 

IV International Research Conference «Usable Pasts», April 26th-27th, 2019

The HSE Department of history invites all students to take part in the IV International Research Conference «Usable Pasts». The event will be held on April 26–27, 2019.

Illustration for news: Franziska Exeler (Free University Berlin / University of Cambridge) has presented an outline of her book manuskript "Wartime Ghosts. Nazi Occupation and Its Aftermath in the Soviet Union" at the "Boundaries of History".

Franziska Exeler (Free University Berlin / University of Cambridge) has presented an outline of her book manuskript "Wartime Ghosts. Nazi Occupation and Its Aftermath in the Soviet Union" at the "Boundaries of History".

The final "Boundaries of History" lecture of 2018 took place on the 13th of December. Franziska Exeler introduced a project of her future book.

Illustration for news: An open public lecture in honor of the 20th anniversary of the HSE - St. Petersburg of Alexandre de Vogüé, co-owner of the Château de Vaux le Vicomte, the largest privately owned “historic monument” in France and one of the most visited attractions in the vicinity of Paris.

An open public lecture in honor of the 20th anniversary of the HSE - St. Petersburg of Alexandre de Vogüé, co-owner of the Château de Vaux le Vicomte, the largest privately owned “historic monument” in France and one of the most visited attractions in the vicinity of Paris.

On the evening of December 4, Alexandre de Vogue delivered a talk on how to present and maintain heritage in the Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, which focused on financial questions and issues of attracting more people and giving them unique experience, meanwhile making enough money to restore the chateau and sustain the high level of events. The report is prepared by Linda Kvitkina, the 2nd year student, Master's Programme "Applied and Interdisciplinary History "Usable Pasts"".

Illustration for news: Elena Kochetkova received an award of Estonian Institute of Historical Memory

Elena Kochetkova received an award of Estonian Institute of Historical Memory

Senior lecturer of the department of history and research fellow of the LETH Elena Kochetkova was awarded a prize for the best research of socialism. Senior lecturer of the department of history and research fellow of the LETH Elena Kochetkova was awarded with a prize for the best research of socialism. 

Illustration for news: HSE Decides on New Grading System for Next School Year

HSE Decides on New Grading System for Next School Year

The Academic Council has confirmed a new draft of the Regulations for Interim and Ongoing Assessments of Students at the Higher School of Economics.

Illustration for news: How to Apply for the Advanced State Academic Scholarship

How to Apply for the Advanced State Academic Scholarship

All the students who have been awarded a state academic scholarship can apply for the Increased State Academic Scholarship. Find out how.

Illustration for news: Prof. Michael Nort, Graysfald University, did a series of lectures and seminars for master's students in "Applied and Interdisciplinary History"

Prof. Michael Nort, Graysfald University, did a series of lectures and seminars for master's students in "Applied and Interdisciplinary History"

The first and second year students of the international master’s programme “Applied and Interdisciplinary History “Usable Pasts” met with Michael North, a German historian, Professor and Chair of Modern History department at Graysfald University.