MA students at the Third Annual Conference “Education and Global Cities: Horizons for Contemporary Universities”
MA students of the Department of History Justin Ramsey, Anna Rohloi and Pavel Savchenko presented their researsh projects at the round table “Urban Studies: International Experience and Universities' Collaboration” which was organized by the Department of History (NRU HSE, St.Petersburg) in the framework of the Conference “Education and Global Cities: Horizons for Contemporary Universities” on May, 20, 2016.
Urban History is a research field, which is dynamically developing since 1970s. One of the reason of that is a commonly accepted assumption that the future is urban, largely as a result of the higher concentration of the world’s population living in, working in, and visiting cities. The round table invited reflection on the methodological and theoretical implications of study and teaching Urban History. How are interdisciplinary, comparative and transnational approaches defined and justified in the context of Urban History, and what new questions and insights do they bring to light? The session focused on the role of Urban History in exploring different patterns of urbanization across continents as they have over two or three millennia and the transformation of urban space. The conference participants tried to determine criteria to be used when comparing change within, between and across contexts that differ both geographically and historically.
Round table brought together interdisciplinary group of scholars from several Universities in United Kingdom and Russia to discuss recent trends in the development of scholarship on Urban History and Urban Studies and exchange their experience of participation in international projects and teaching. The session was moderated by Dr. Alexandra Bekasova and Dr. Julia Lajus (Department of History, National Research University Higher School of Economics, St.Petersburg. Russia). Among participants were Dr. Carlos Lopez-Galvis (Institute for Social Futures, Lancaster University, United Kingdom), Dr. Oksana Zaporozhets (Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities and Faculty of Social Sciences, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia), Dr. Jonathan Oldfield (School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences,University of Birmingham,United Kingdom, Russia), master's students Justin Ramsey, Anna Rokhloi and Pavel Savchenko (MA Program in Applied and Interdisciplinary History, National Research University Higher School of Economics, St.Petersburg. Russia).