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Laboratory for Environmental and Technological History

About the Laboratory

Laboratory for Environment and Technological History was founded in 2016 as a division of the Centre for Historical Research of the School for Social Sciences and Humanities. The Laboratory is designed for conducting research in rapidly developing fields of historical knowledge – environmental and technological history.


Round table in Paris 22/12/17.

22th of December there was a round table «Shipping, fisheries, and maritime identities in 15th-19th centuries: perspectives from Russia and France» in University Paris Diderot. The round table was orginized by common efforts of Irina Gouzévitch (Centre Maurice Halbwachs), Liliane Hilaire-Pérez (University Paris Diderot / EHESS) and Alexei Kraikovski (HSE SPb).

Invited specialists at HSE SPb lectures. 19/10/2017.

Joost Schokkenbroek at HSE SPb!

In April 2017 Prof. of VU University Amsterdam Joost Schokkenbroek invited by Julia Lajus spent one week at the Department of History presenting a brief course of lectures and seminars in the framework of the Usable Pasts program. 

Response from Alexander Herbert about the HSE educational programms.

HSE is a wonderful institution.

Climate Mitigation, Trade and International law: Dr Margaret Young Took Part in HSE St Petersburg's Seminar

Melbourne Law School Associate Professor Dr Margaret Young took part in 'Nationally Determined Contributions to Climate Mitigation, Trade and International Law' seminar recently held at HSE St. Petersburg.

From the White Sea to the North Sea

Seminar of the Laboratory of Environmental and Technological History HSE Kanal Griboedova 123 room 409  From the White Sea to the North SeaRuth Maclennan

Congress of History of Science and Technology in Rio-de-Janeiro

Associate Professor of the History Department at the St. Petersburg campus of the National Research University - Higher School of Economics, senior research fellow at the Laboratory for Environmental and Technological History took a part in the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology.

Elena Kochetkova has successfully defended her PhD in history

On May 27 Elena Kochetkova, senior lecturer of the department of history and research fellow of the Laboratory for Environmental and Techological History, Center for Historical Research has defended successfully her Phd thesis "The Soviet Forestry Industry in the 1950s and 1960s : A Project of Modernization and Technology Transfer from Finland". The defense took place at the faculty of social sciences of the University of Helsinki.

Vasily Borovoy took part in a PhD study course “Interdisciplinary Introduction to Arctic Studies”

Vasily Borovoy, a Junior Researcher of the Laboratory for Environmental and Technlogical History and a PhD student at the Department of History took part in a PhD study course “Interdisciplinary Introduction to Arctic Studies”.

Seminar of the Laboratory for Environmental and Technological History

On March 21, Nooa Nykänen, a PhD candidate from the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) gave a presentation within the regular seminar of the Laboratory for Environmental and Technological History.