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International Laboratory 'Russia’s Regions in Historical Perspective'

Laboratory Head – Ekaterina Boltunova

Academic Supervisor – Willard Sunderland

Manager – Natalia Beresneva

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Book chapter
«Здесь целая губерния в лице ее избранных…»: социальные иерархии в региональных шествиях Печального кортежа Александра I (1826)

Болтунова Е. М.

В кн.: Регионы Российской империи: идентичность, репрезентация, (на)значение. М.: Новое литературное обозрение, 2021. Гл. 5. С. 93-116.

Article
Жандармский штаб-офицер и губернская администрация: К.Я. Флиге в 1830—1840-е гг.

Бибиков Г. Н.

Российская история. 2021. № 2. С. 86-104.

The International Lab 'Russia’s Regions in Historical Perspective' aims to provide a comprehensive look at the social and political development of regions within Russia from the 18th to late 20th century. The research team examines a range of issues, including the existing geographic positioning, the rise and transformation of imperial/Soviet/Post-Soviet historical and geographical entities, cross-border developments and exchanges, land cultivation, social engineering, regional administrative practices and the creation and growth of human capital. Also covered is the rise of regional identities, mental maps, local presentation models and the fashioning of polycentrism. An important objective is found in the development of an analytical language to describe the regional situation in Russia from 18th to late 20th century – a language which can help solve crucial methodological issues in the discipline of historical regional studies in Russia.

The project is supported by The Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation.

 

Illustration for news: Maria Ivanova took part in the annual conference of the North East Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (NESEEES)

Maria Ivanova took part in the annual conference of the North East Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (NESEEES)

The annual conference of NESEEES (North East Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, New York, USA) was held online on April 30. Laboratory's research assistant Maria Ivanova took part in the conference and had a presentation "Smolensk province after the War of 1812 in mental geography: between symbolic glory and economic marginalization".

Illustration for news: Ekaterina Boltunova and Galina Egorova at the International Workshop "State Descriptions Revisited: Historical Forms of Territorial Representations, 18th - 21st Centuries"

Ekaterina Boltunova and Galina Egorova at the International Workshop "State Descriptions Revisited: Historical Forms of Territorial Representations, 18th - 21st Centuries"

On January 21, 2022, Ekaterina Boltunova, Head of the Laboratory, and Galina Egorova, Research Fellow of the Laboratory, presented a paper "Russia’s “Golden Ring”: Imperial Basis for Late Soviet Tourist Route" at the International Workshop "State Descriptions Revisited: Historical Forms of Territorial Representations, 18th - 21st Centuries", organized by Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies.

Illustration for news: The International Laboratory 'Russia’s Regions in Historical Perspective' has recently signed an agreement on academic cooperation

The International Laboratory 'Russia’s Regions in Historical Perspective' has recently signed an agreement on academic cooperation

The International Laboratory 'Russia’s Regions in Historical Perspective' has recently signed an agreement on academic cooperation with Irkutsk State University.

Illustration for news: Maria Dolgova took part in the conference "With and After Empire: Enduring Pasts Across the Local and the Global"

Maria Dolgova took part in the conference "With and After Empire: Enduring Pasts Across the Local and the Global"

The annual conference of CBEES (Centre for Baltic and East European Studies, Södertörn University, Sweden, Stockholm) "With and After Empire: Enduring Pasts Across the Local and the Global" was held on November 25-26. Laboratory's research assistant Maria Dolgova took part in the conference and had a presentation "The Origin of Ladies-in-Waiting of the Russian Imperial Court During the Reign of Nicholas I (1825-1855)".

Illustration for news: A new article by Yury Akimov in Journal of Early Modern History

A new article by Yury Akimov in Journal of Early Modern History

A new article "Political Claims, an Extensible Name, and a Divine Mission: Ideology of Russian Expansion in Siberia" by the Leading Research Fellow Yury Akimov was published in the Journal of Early Modern History' fourth issue for 2021.

Illustration for news: Champagne and Unsanitary Conditions: Trade in Siberia 150 Years Ago

Champagne and Unsanitary Conditions: Trade in Siberia 150 Years Ago

The increasing application of law in various spheres of life in the Russian empire promoted trade regulation and influenced everyday trade practices—even in remote regions. Tradespeople, in turn, tried to limit the application of new regulations while using laws to serve their own interests. HSE University has hosted a seminar on trade in Siberia in the second half of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Illustration for news: A new article by Ekaterina Boltunova in the journal "Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie"

A new article by Ekaterina Boltunova in the journal "Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie"

A new article “’I Have Spoken the Word of Truth Before You!’: Alexander I’s Speech in the Grand Duchy of Finland and Congress Poland” by the Laboratory Head Ekaterina Boltunova was published in the fifth issue of the journal "Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie" for 2021.

Illustration for news: A new post-doc joined the Laboratory

A new post-doc joined the Laboratory

Yulia Egorova  joined the International Laboratory 'Russia’s Regions in Historical Perspective' under the HSE University Russian Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme.

Illustration for news: A new book review by Galina Egorova in the journal "Neprikosnovennyj zapas"

A new book review by Galina Egorova in the journal "Neprikosnovennyj zapas"

A new review on Vladimir Kruglov’s book "Organizaciya territorii Rossii v 1917-2007 gg.: idei, praktika, rezul'taty" (2020) by the research fellow of the laboratory Galina Egorova was published in the second issue of the journal "Neprikosnovennyj zapas" for 2021.

Illustration for news: A new article by Ekaterina Boltunova in the journal "Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History"

A new article by Ekaterina Boltunova in the journal "Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History"

A new article "The Last King of Poland: Nicholas I’s Warsaw Coronation and Russian-Polish Historical Memory" by the Laboratory Head Ekaterina Boltunova was published in the second issue of the journal "Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History" for 2021.