Choosing a topic for the master’s thesis is a very important point that needs to be approached responsibly. It should meet the interests of the researcher, be relevant and make a certain contribution to the scientific community. Emilien Mantel, a 2022 graduate of the Master’s Programme 'Global and Regional History', shared his personal experience and talked about plans for the future.
Understanding China requires knowing the Chinese language, reading scientific articles, and getting acquainted with the works of Chinese authors. We spoke to HSE University sinologists about which books by Chinese authors they found most interesting.
The Master's in Global and Regional History has students from Russia and all over the world. Some of them already have experience with historical methods, while others are encountering this academic field for the first time. We asked the students to share their personal experiences and tell us what they remembered the most about their first year at HSE University, what is unique and interesting about the programme, and whether it is difficult to study in English.
The Anthropocene, History of Emotions and Gifts of Empire — What Students will Learn on the New Anthropology Major
Starting from the new 2022/2023 academic year, the Master's Programme "Global and Regional History" introduces two learning trajectories (majors): "History" and "Social Anthropology". The Programme Head, Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov, told what courses will be taught on the new anthropological track, how to create a unique curriculum, and why history and anthropology are in a close dialogue with each other.
On July 1, for the first time since 2019, the multi-purpose sporting Sibur Arena hosted the traditional graduation ceremony for the entire campus in the usual face-to-face format! Diplomas were solemnly awarded to graduates of bachelor's and master's degrees, and the celebration ended with a concert by the Royal Band cover group.