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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



Partnership between University of Michigan and HSE St Petersburg

The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES) is pleased to announce that on May 26, 2017, the Regents of the University of Michigan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on its behalf with the National Research University Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg (HSE). The purpose of the MOU is to promote cooperation in history, sociology, political science, anthropology, and other social sciences and humanities units involved in academic research between CREES and the HSE Center for Historical Research.

A New Book By Nathan Marcus

Nathan Marcus,  Assistant Professor of Modern European History at the Department of History. The monograph is published by the Harvard University Press

Ivan Sablin and Alexander Kuchinsky on Koreans in the Russian Far East

Ivan Sablin, Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Historical Research, and Alexander Kuchinsky, a fourth-year student, published an article on Korean nation building and (possible) autonomy in the Russian Far East in the imperial, revolutionary, and early Soviet periods is out with Nationalities Papers.

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.

The Legacies of 1917

Ivan Sablin, Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Historical Research, participated in the conference “Beyond 1917: Socialism, Power, and Social Change in Global Perspective,” which was held on May 13–14, 2017, at the University of Oxford. 

Workshop “Teaching Global and Transnational History” Was Held at the Norwegian University Center in St Petersburg

On April, 4, 2017 at the Norwegian University Center in St Petersburg was held a workshop “Teaching Global and Transnational History.” The workshop was organized by the Center for Historical Research HSE St Petersburg, Department of History HSE St Petersburg,Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo and the Norwegian University Center in St. Petersburg as a part of the research seminar “Boundaries of History.”

Evgeny Khvalkov Was Appointed to the Position of Assosiate Professor of the Department of History

Senior Lecturer of the Department of History of the National Research University Higher School of Economics (St. Petersburg) obtained position of Associate Professor.

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.

Partnership with University of Jyvaskyla

Alexander Semyonov took part in the faculty exchange as part of the partnership between the department of history  HSE St Petersburg at the department of history and ethnology of the University of Jyvaskyla that has been supported for the second year by the grant from the Center for International Education (Finland).

Matthias Battis at the Graduation Ceremony at Oxford University

Last weekend one of the Research Fellows at the HSE St Petersburg’s Centre for Historical Research, Matthias Battis, who joined the CHR in 2016, had the privilege of participating in Oxford University’s degree ceremony at the city’s Sheldonian theatre, the university’s principle assembly room.
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