On May 12, 2016, Professor Dominic Lieven (Senior Research Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge, and Fellow of the British Academy) made a presentation titled "Empire in World War I: Causes and Consequences" at the regular research seminar Boundaries of History of the Centre for Historical Research and the Department of History of the Higher School of Economics in Saint Petersburg.
On May 10-12, 2016, Professor David Shimmelpennink van der Oye (Brock University, Canada, a PhD (Yale University)) held a series of lectures "Russian Orientalism, 1700-1917", which were organized by the Department of History and Center for Historical research, HSE in St.Petersbsurg.
Turning times: Russia and Germany, 1980 – 2000”: a joint course organized by the Department of History and Humboldt University
In the first weeks of May and June the Department of History, Higher School of Economics in Saint Petersburg and Humboldt University in Berlin will organize a joint course “Turning times: Russia and Germany, 1980 – 2000” for students from both Universities.
On 14th of December, 2015, Raye Farr, documentary filmmaker, director of Steven Spielberg Film & Video Archive US Holocaust Memorial Museum, the former director of the permanent exhibition of the Holocaust Museum in Washington, USA, presented her report, which was called "Creating Public History for Millions: World War II and the Holocaust ". This seminar was organized by Department of History of HSE and US Consulate General.
First-year MA students in "Applied and Interdisciplinary History" and faculty members of the Department of History participated in a workshop hosted by the Netherlands Institute in Saint Petersburg on 22 September, 2015.