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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.


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.

Applications for the Workshop “Imperial Revolution of 1917” Are Invited

Joint Workshop of “Ab Imperio” Journal and the Center for Historical Research, Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg will be held on June 9-10 (deadline for the applications is April 13).
The workshop will be dedicated to exploration of imperial dimensions in the making of the revolution of 1917, the breakup of empire, and the legacy of imperial politics and society for the post-imperial period, including the varieties of post-imperial political imaginaries in the comparative and global context.

Meeting on water resources

On March 2, 2017 the Laboratory for Environmental and Technological History of HSE – St. Petersburg hosted a group of employees and students of the School of Management of the Radboud University of Nijmegen. 

Elena Kochetkova Presented Her Paper at a Regular Collogium of the Department of Sciences, University of Aarhus

December, 7 Elena Kochetkova, a senior lecturer at the department of history and researcher of the Laboratory for environmental and technological history, presented her paper at a regular collogium of the department of sciences, University of Aarhus. In October  2016, Prof. Matthias Heymann and the University of Aarhus supported the workshop "Technologies, natural resources and crises in past and present of Europe and beyond" which was held at the depatment of history, HSE - St. Petersburg

Workshop ‘Technology, Natural Resources and Crises in the Past and Present of Europe and Beyond’

Laboratory for Environmental and Technological History hosts the Workshop ‘Technology, Natural Resources and Crises in the Past and Present of Europe and Beyond’