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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



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.


"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.

About the Summer school 'The Topography of Imperial Power: The Political and Cultural Space of Saint Petersburg'

This year, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provided funding for students to participate in the traditional summer school of the Department of History "Topography of Imperial Power: Political and Cultural Space of St. Petersburg."25 best candidates from a great number of applications from students studying in Germany and other countries were selected. 15 of these students received grants from DAAD.

BA Students Join a Field Trip to Germany

Students of the BA programme in History at the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg together with the professors of the Department of History went on a field trip to Germany. Students together with Alexander Semyonov, Anton Kotenko and Dietmar Wulff visited Bonn University, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, and University of Leipzig. The field trip was supported by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). The theme of the trip was 'The Empire in a Global History'.

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.