Department Head — Professor Alexander Semyonov
Department Academic Supervisor— Professor Evgeniy Anisimov
198099 Saint Petersburg
17 Promyshlennaya Ulitsa, Room 107
190008 Saint Petersburg
16 Soyuza Pechatnikov Ulitsa
Master’s programme 'Applied and Interdisciplinary History «Usable Pasts»'
The Department of History was created in 2012. The overarching goal of the department is systematic development of the field of global, comparative, and transnational history as a potent tool of overcoming the limitations of national history canon, fostering interdisciplinary dialogue in the field of social sciences and humanities, and brining new public relevance to historical knowledge. The department mission includes the development of new type of historical undergraduate and graduate education in Russia and pioneering new research fields in Russian historiography in dialogue with the global historical profession.
University of Chicago Press, 2017.
Sablin I., Semyonov A.
Modern Intellectual History. 2018.
Ekaterina Kalemeneva, Julia Lajus.
In bk.: The Palgrave Handbook of Women and Gender in Twentieth-Century Russia and the Soviet Union. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. Ch. 18. P. 267-283.
Humanities. HUM. Basic Research Programme, 2017
Director of the HSE in St. Petersburg S. Kadochnikov, director of DFG in Moscow Wilma Rethage, Deputy Director of HSE in St. Petersburg D. Aleksandrov, Chair of the Department of History A. Semyonov, Head of the Library E. Kosareva and Director of the Center of the Organization of Science and Academic Development N. Alyoshina took part in the opening ceremony of the Historical Library.
In her speech Wilma Rethage noted that the event had a great symbolic meaning and was a tribute to the tradition started back in 1949. At that time one of the first initiatives of Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft was exactly the spreading of the German scientific literature among libraries worldwide. Moreover, the director of the Moscow office of DFG said that this gift emphasizes the top match status of the HSE School of Social Sciences and Humanities in St. Petersburg. Wilma Rethage also expressed the hope that further cooperation within Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the HSE St. Petersburg will continue in the administrative and other formats. In her eyes the gift has a philosophical idea, forcing scientists to ponder either their own work is focused on the new scientific knowledge production, or its impact on the society. This debatable topic opens up possibilities for developing of the social sciences and humanities, not only in Russia and Germany, but all over the world.
Chair of the Department of History, Alexander Semyonov noted that the library is named after the American historian Richard Stites not only because he was the one who pioneered the comparative perspective of the gender issue in pre-revolutionary Russia and the Soviet history, but also because researchers from St. Petersburg History Department develop direction global comparative and transnational history.
The Department of History thanks the partners from DFG and looks forward to further co-operation with German universities in order to expand the collection of the Memorial Library.The catalogue of the German part of the R. Stites' Memorial Library: http://184.108.40.206/opacunicode/index.php?url=/books/new_arrivals/year:2016/month:12