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Re-examining Post-War Soviet History through the Lens of Corn

Challenging traditional explanations of history and taking a new view on the past is the hallmark of a good historian; re-examining the history of post-war Soviet agriculture and economics is no exception, according to Aaron Hale-Dorrell, who recently received his PhD in History from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and will begin a post-doctoral fellowship at the HSE International Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences in September. Aaron Hale-Dorrell recently agreed to speak with the HSE news service about his research interests, his plans while at HSE, and his experiences living and working in Russia.

History in the First Person: From Antiquity to Our Time

On August 24-26 the post-graduate humanities summer school 'History in the First Person: From Antiquity to Our Time' will be held at HSE. The event is organized by HSE Faculty of Humanities, the Centre of Franco-Russian Research in Moscow, the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (Paris), and Eastern Studies Research Group of Strasbourg University.

Illustration for news: Around HSE

Around HSE

HSE invites you on a virtual tour of Moscow. We’ve put all the HSE Cornerstone articles together and made a map of places worth seeing in the neighbourhoods around the university buildings.

A Gathering of Historians

Zelenogorsk hosted an international conference on the history of diverse societies, as well as on the history of nationalism. The conference, which was called ‘Ruptures and Continuities in Histories of Empire: Federalism, Regionalism, and Autonomies as Alternative Political Imaginaries of Post-Imperial Political Order’, was organized by the Department of History at HSE - St. Petersburg and drew leading experts in the field of ‘new imperial history’.

Illustration for news: HSE. Cornerstone: 10th line of Vasilyevsky Island, Building 3/30

HSE. Cornerstone: 10th line of Vasilyevsky Island, Building 3/30

The building that used to house St. Petersburg's Patriotic Institute has held its status as an educational establishment for more than 200 years. The campus was placed under the operational control of the St. Petersburg Higher School of Economics in 2006.

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people attended open lectures by Carlo Ginzburg, a distinguished Italian academic and proponent of microhistory. Ginzburg recently arrived in Moscow at the invitation of the HSE Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities. 

'I Gulped down Ginzburg’s Article with Greedy, Insatiable Pleasure'

On 1st to 3rd June, the remarkable Italian historian and one of the founders of microhistory, Carlo Ginzburg will give a series of open lectures at the HSE. Professor Ginzburg has been invited to Moscow by the Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities (IGITI). His translator, Professor at the School of Philosophy, Sergey Kozlov spoke to the HSE News Service about how he was inspired to translate Ginzburg’s work into Russian which led to them becoming firm friends.

Historian and Demographer Focuses on the Role of Forced Displacement in Population History

On Tuesday, May 19, at 6.00 pm, Alain Blum (Centre d’études franco-russe de Moscou, INED and EHESS in Paris) will give a talk at the International Research Seminar in Sociology (School of Sociology) called ‘Forgotten stories of deportees in the USSR — The multiple lives of a single individual’. Ahead of his lecture, he has spoken with the HSE news service on a variety of topics, including his experience as a demographer, his transition into Soviet history, and his upcoming research plans.

Do All Crumbling Empires Behave the Same?

In his honorary lecture 'Twilight of an Empire', at the HSE April International Conference, Professor Guillermo Owen, Distinguished Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, considers the case of the late Roman Empire - a once-powerful incumbent state which is beginning to lose its power - and compares it with examples nearer our own time. Professor Owen is a member of the Colombian Academy of Sciences, The Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences of Barcelona, and the Academy of Sciences of the Developing World. He is associate editor of the International Game Theory Review. In an interview with the HSE English News service Professor Owen made comparisons in a game theory approach to the behaviour of the late Roman Empire and the Soviet Empire of the 1980s and 1990s.

HSE Petersburg Historians and Social Researchers at the XVI April Conference on Social and Economic Development

With less than a month until the XVI International April Conference opens in Moscow, academics from HSE St Petersburg are preparing sections and seminars on a broad range of research topics from space exploration in pre-revolutionary Russia to contemporary happiness and work.