Representatives of the Faculty of History, HSE-St.Petersburg presented papers at the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies convention
Associate professor of the faculty of history Tatiana Borisova and professor of the faculty of history Alexander Semyonov presented their current research at the annual convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)
The Annual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies serves as an international forum for discussion of current research byhistorians, political scientists, literary scholars, sociologists, economists and anthropologists specializing in the region of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. At these conventions scholars come from universities and research centers from all over the world. This year's convention was held in Boston on November 21 - 24. According to the revolutionary heritage of the city in the context of the SU history, this year’s convention was dedicated to the theme of Revolution.
The presentation of Tatiana Borisova, Associate Professor of Faculty of History, HSE-St.Petersburg "Codification of Private Firearms in the Russian Empire in the 1830s: Legal Pluralism?" included the first results of a new research project and caused a great interest of the audience. Indeed, the first edition of The Digest of Laws of the Russian Empire in 1833, despite a recent Decembrists Revolt, stipulated many opportunities for subjects of the Emperor to carry and to use the weapons. This situation does present paradox of how it was possible in view of the prevailing image of autocratic regime of Nicholas I.
The paper by Prof. Alexander Semenov, Dean of the Faculty of History HSE – St.Petersburg "Russianness-non-Russianness, Center-Periphery, Federalism-Anti-Federalism: Contexts of the Russian Imperial Revolution" was presented at the section "Imperial and Anti-Imperial Revolutions and the Russia's City of the Early Twentieth Century". It was devoted to the analysis of the concept of imperial revolution in current historiography (the concept was formulated on the basis of historical study of revolutions of the early Nineteenth century in the Iberian empires) and the analysis of the changing paradigms of description and categorization of difference and diversity in the political space of the Russian Empire in the wake of the 1905 revolution and the 1906 political reforms.