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Department Head — Professor Alexander Semyonov


Department Academic Supervisor— Professor Evgeniy Anisimov

198099 Saint Petersburg
17 Promyshlennaya Ulitsa, Room 107

Phone:+7 (812)786-92-49 

Postal address: 
190008 Saint Petersburg
16 Soyuza Pechatnikov Ulitsa



The cultural game of a noble life – (re)presenting historical manors Gatchina and Fall in comparative perspective

Kraikovski Alexei, Shukurova A.

Journal of Tourism History. 2017. Vol. 9. No. 2. P. 1-21.

Book chapter
Soviet Female Experts in the Polar Regions

Ekaterina Kalemeneva, Julia Lajus.

In bk.: The Palgrave Handbook of Women and Gender in Twentieth-Century Russia and the Soviet Union. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. P. 265-282.

A. M. Semyonov advises Brazilian TV show

Weekly TV-show Fantástico made a report about the centerary of October Revolution. The report was based on an interview with the director of the Center for Historial Research Alexander Semyonov.

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”.

"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.

"The Colonies of Genoa in the Black Sea Region: Evolution and Transformation"

The book by the Associate Professor E.A. Khvalkov "The Colonies of Genoa in the Black Sea Region: Evolution and Transformation" was published (Routledge).

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.

Student of the Department of History entered the Central European University

Alexander Korobeinikov entered the CEU in Budapest

New Partnership of the Center for Historical Research

In July, 2017, the HSE 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.
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