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Master 2021/2022

Historiography of Russian Empire and Soviet society

Area of studies: History
Delivered by: Department of History
When: 1 year, 3, 4 module
Mode of studies: offline
Open to: students of all HSE University campuses
Master’s programme: Мусульманские миры в России (История и культура)
Language: English
ECTS credits: 3

Course Syllabus

Abstract

What are main approaches in history and anthropology of the Russia Empire and Soviet society? What are this field’s classic debates and new issues? How do they differ thematically and methodologically? This course offers a historiographic introduction to this field of study. The course focuses of key case studies that has defined Russian/Soviet studies as well as on its emerging research agenda.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To know the main approaches in history and anthropology of the Russia Empire and Soviet society
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • knowledge of how to analyze key features of text and narrative as historical sources, including the issues surrounding texts’ authorship and edition, and its status as original or copy.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Late Russian Empire to Early Soviet Project
  • Soviet Project in Global Context
  • Late Soviet Society
  • Ideology of Space/Scape of Ideology
  • Materiality
  • Cold War Soviet
  • Socialist globalization
  • Nature in the Russian Empire/Soviet Union
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Final essay
  • non-blocking Attendance and participation
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.3 * Attendance and participation + 0.7 * Final essay
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • The structure of Soviet history : essays and documents, Suny, R. G., 2003

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • The Cambridge history of Russia. Vol.3: The twentieth century, Suny, R. G., 2006
  • The Soviet experiment : Russia, the USSR, and the successor states, Suny, R. G., 1998