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.
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.
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.
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.
"Boundaries of History": Evgeny Akelyev 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 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.
The Higher School of Economics moved into a higher rating range for graduate employment (201-250) for the first time in five years, surpassing more powerful competitors. This year, the number of applicants for getting into the rating increased by 15% (758 universities) while 36 new universities entered the ranking.
On September 5, Laurie Manchester, Associate Professor of History at Arizona State University, presented her paper on voluntary repatriation of Russians from China to the Soviet Union between 1935 and 1960. The presentation was part of the research seminar, ‘Boundaries of History’, held regularly by the Department of History at HSE University in St. Petersburg. HSE News Service spoke with Laurie Manchester about her research interests, collaborating with HSE faculty members, and the latest workshop.
THE WUR ranking - the overall ranking of the best universities in the world - completed the publication of world ratings in 2019. HSE showed successful dynamics of its results and moved to a new and higher position of 251-300, taking third place among Russian universities after Moscow State University (189) and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (201-250).
HSE accepts applications for the annual student research competition. Students of other Russian universities, as well as foreign universities, can participate in it. The papers are accepted in Russian and English, applications can be submitted until October 15.