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Regular version of the site
Publications
Book
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.

Article
Mastering the Arctic marine environment: organizational practices of Pomor hunting expeditions to Svalbard (Spitsbergen) in the eighteenth century

Dadykina Margarita, Kraikovski Alexei, Lajus Julia.

Acta Borealia. 2017. No. 1. P. 50-69.

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.

Video archive

June 28, 2017

"Project 2015" TV Channel "St. Petersburg." Topic of discussion "Is Lenin Among Us?"

Video (in the Russian language)

Abstract

Why did Vladimir Lenin managed so easily to earn people's love? How did contemporaries speak about the leader? How do Russians now evaluate Lenin? These and other questions were discussed in the program "Project 2015." Alexander Semenov took part in the program as an invited speaker.
 

April 29, 2017

XIII Malye Bannye Chteniya. Second Day. Online broadcast 

Video

Abstract

Malye Bannye Chteniya is an annual joint conference of the St. Petersburg State University and the publishing house "Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie". Alexander Semenov presented the paper "The Archaism of the Empire and the Modernism of the Nation? The Semantics of Political Debates on Diversity at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century in Russia."
 

April 18, 2017

"Project 2015" TV Channel "St. Petersburg." 

Topic of dicsussion "Who Are They, The Descendants of Bolsheviks"  

 Video (in the Russian language)

Abstract

A century ago, in April 1917, the Petrograd workers enthusiastically greeted V. Lenin returning from emigration. How popular are the leftist slogans today? How did the ideas of the Bolsheviks transform after 100 years? Do citizens want to return to Soviet times? These and other questions were discussed in the program "Project 2015." Alexander Semenov took part in the program as an invited speaker.

 

 

March 31 -April 1, 2017

 XXV Bolshye Bannye Chteniya

 Video

Abstract

Bolshye Bannye Chteniya is an annual conference of the publishing house "Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie". Alexander Semenov presented the paper "From the Empire to the nation? Horizons of the future and the past in the context of imperial transformations in Russia."

 

 March 29, 2017

"Project 2015"  TV Channel "St. Petersburg."

Topic of discussion "Revolution: New Chronology" 

Video (in the Russian languege)

Abstract

Within the framework of the program "Project 2015", participants discussed the period of February and October 1917. Alexander Semenov was a guest speaker.

 

 March 13, 2014

Research Seminar "Boundaries of History" 

Ronald G. Suny. Legacies of Empire in Russian History Video

Abstract

Professor of political and social history of the University of Michigan Ronald Suny held a public lecture at the joint session of the seminar “Boundaries of History” of the Faculty of History and Center for Historical Research, and the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research, Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg. Moderator: Alexander Semyonov, Director, Center for Historical Research, Chair, Department of History

 

 June 9, 2013

Interview with Stephen Howe. (Interview for net.abimperio.net)

Video

Abstract

Professor Stephen Howe talks about how does imperial past and memory affect national self-identification in the former metropolitan countries, in particular, Britain and France. and the perspectives of Academic Expertise in the formulation of modern nationalisms and national politics.

 

February, 28 2013

Round table "Public Consumption of History in the Modern

Russia" 

Video

Abstract

The round table "For Public and Professional Consumption: Humanitarian and Historical Knowledge in the Modern Russia." Participants: Irina Prokhorova, editor- in-chief of the publishing house Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie, Ilya Kalinin, the chief editor of the journal “Neprikosnovennyi Zapas,” assistant professor of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the St. Petersburg State University, Alexander Semyonov, Director, Center for Historical Research, Chair, Department of History, Evgenii Anisimov, Chair, Department of History

 

 October 10, 2012

Research Seminar "Boundaries of History" 

Vera Tolz about British Slavistics

Video (in the Russian language)

Abstract

Vera Tolts talks about the current state of post-Soviet studies in the UK and the associated political difficulties.

 

October 2, 2012

 Research Seminar "Boundaries of History" 

 Andrey Zorin. 

About a possibility of historical reconstruction of Individual Experiences:

Russian Noble Culture XVIII-XIX

 Video (in the Russian language)

Abstract

Within the framework of the research seminar of the Department of History and the Center for Historical Research, Higher School of Economics at St. Petersburg "Boundaries of History". Andrey Zorin, professor, the Russian language and literature, Oxford University, lecturer at the Russian State University for the Humanities and the Russian Academy of Science, presented his paper "On the Possibility of Historical Reconstruction of an Individual Experience: Based on the Materials of Russian Noble Culture of the Turn of the 18th and 19th Centuries"

 

 September 11, 2012

Research Seminar "Boundaries of History" Evgenii Anisimov. 

About Feelings Towards the War in 1812

Video (in the Russian language)

Abstract

The seminar was devoted to the Feelings during the War of 1812. What do they usually say in the context of war? About battles, retreats, victories and defeats, peace treaties, but the feelings of ordinary people are often forgotten. What did the participants in the events themselves think about what was happening to their lives and country? How did they treat their command? And what did they think of Napoleon? 

 
 January 21, 2012 

Interview with Darius Stulunas for net.abimperio.net

Video

Abstract

Alexander Semenov, co-editor, research journal Ab Imperio, Vladimir Uspensky, moderator net.abimperio.net asked the Lithuanian historian Darius Stalunas about modern Lithuanian historiography, the state of academic history in Lithuania and its relationship with the scientific communities of other countries.