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Regular version of the site
The Soviet Forestry Industry in the 1950s and 1960s: A Project of Modernization and Technology Transfer from Finland

Kochetkova E. A.

Iss. 52: Economic and social history. Helsinki: University of Helsinki, 2017.

A History for the Centenary of the Russian Revolution (Review of Russia in Revolution: An Empire in Crisis, 1890 to 1928 by S. A. Smith)

Sablin I.

Вестник Санкт-Петербургского университета. Серия 2. История. 2017. Vol. 62. No. 3. P. 638-644.

Book chapter
Living on the river over the year: The significance of the Neva to Imperial St. Petersburg

Kraikovski Alexei, Lajus J.

In bk.: Rivers Lost – Rivers Regained? How cities use, abuse and adore their rivers. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh University Press, 2017. P. 235-254.

Working paper
Regimes of the Russian–Swedish border in the Novgorod Lands

Selin A. A., Kukushkin K., Sablin I. et al.

Humanities. HUM. Basic Research Programme, 2017. No. 149.

Dominic Lieven gave public lecture at HSE in St Petersburg

On October 11, Professor Dominic Lieven delivered a public lecture at the HSE St Petersburg. Lecture was titled “Reflections on empire, Russia and historical comparison” and was organized by the Center for Historical Research.

"Boundaries of History": Andrey Golovnev (Kunskamera)

On 5th of October in frames of the “Boundaries of history” research seminar Andrey Golovnev, ethnographer, documentary filmmaker and director of Kunstkamera delivered a lecture titled “Anthropology of motion and the phenomenon of colonization”.

Happy Birthday to Evgeniy V. Anisimov

Academic and administrative staff of the Department of history wish many happy returns to the scientific head of the department, an outstanding historian, expert of Russian history and culture of the XVIII century Professor Evgeny Viktorovich Anisimov. 

"Boundaries of History": Frank Grüner

On Thursday, September 28, the regular research seminar "Boundaries of History" was held. Frank Grüner presented his paper titled "Entangled Histories: The Russian Revolutions of 1905 and 1917 in Harbin and the CER Zone"

On September 27, Justice Albert "Albie" Sachs Gave a Public Lecture

On September 27, renowned human rights activist and South Africa Constitutional Court Justice (1994 – 2009) Albie Sachs delivered a public lecture titled “Forging a Constitution for the New South Africa: from Racism to Equal Rights for All” at the HSE St Petersburg. The lecture was organized by the Center for Historical Research and the School of Law, HSE St Petersburg, in collaboration with the Fund for Support of Liberal Education and the Center for Study of Civil Society and Human Rights.

The Autumn School "Change in an Interdisciplinary Perspective" was started in September 20

On September, 20 the Higher School of Economics welcomed with open arms Masters and PhD students from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and University of Regensburg for a joint programme looking at Change in an Interdisciplinary Perspective.

Russian Law throughout the Revolutions of 1917

On September, 1 Tatiana Borisova, Associate Professor at the Department of History and Senior Research Fellow at the Laboratory for Environmental and Technological History, presented her paper “The legalism of Russian revolutionaries: A continuity in the Russian legal tradition” at the Fifth European Congress on World and Global History in Budapest.

Research assistant of the Center for Historical Research entered the Central European University

Alexander Korobeinikov entered the CEU in Budapest

New Partnership of the Center for Historical Research

July, 2017 Center for Historical Research has joined the European Information and Research Network on Parliament History. The Center for Historical Research is the only research organization from Russia among the network members.

BA Students Join a Field Trip to Germany

Students of the BA programme in History at the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg together with the professors of the Department of History went on a field trip to Germany. Students together with Alexander Semyonov, Anton Kotenko and Dietmar Wulff visited Bonn University, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, and University of Leipzig. The field trip was supported by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). The theme of the trip was 'The Empire in a Global History'.