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What Will You Study

Teaching comprises core compulsory seminars of tutors in History and Social Anthropology majors, research seminar and practical training. Students choose disciplines from the list of proposed courses in History and Social Anthropology. The choice of these subjects depends on students’ areas of ​​interest and in particular topics of their MA research, and is made in consultation with individual student’s research supervisor and tutors of the two majors.

Compulsory Key Seminars:

  • Tutors’ seminars "History" and "Social Anthropology" 
  • Research seminar "Research Methodology and Design" 

Practical Training:

  • Work on MA thesis 
  • Projects
  • First-year paper

First-year Electives:

  • Early Modern Empires and Diplomacy
  • History of Art 
  • Global History
  • Global Inequalities in Historical Perspectives: Introduction to Global History 
  • History of Science
  • Anthropology of Bureaucracy
  • Gifts of Empire 
  • History and Anthropology of Emotions 
  • Visual Anthropology 
  • Historiography of Soviet Type Societies: History and Anthropology 
  • Digital Anthropology and Digital Methods in the Humanities
  • History of Russian and Soviet Ethnography
  • Anthropology of Religion

Second-year Electives:

  • 20th-Century Personality Cults
  • History of Justice 
  • Historical Urban Studies 
  • History of St. Petersburg
  • The Cold War Beyond Politics
  • Muslims, Society and Power in Russian Empire and USSR: The Caucasus
  • Anthropocene
  • Early Anthropology
  • Modern Muslim Societies: Anthropology of Migration
  • Linguistic Anthropology