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Adrian A. Selin

  • Adrian A. Selin has been at HSE University since 2006.

Education and Degrees

  • 2010

    Doctor of Sciences* in National History
    RAS Institute of History in Saint Petersburg
    Thesis Title: Novgorod Society in early Seventeenth century: Prosopographical Study Society

  • 1998

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Historiography, Source Study and Methods of Historical Research
    Thesis Title: Historical Geography of Novgorod Land 16-18th cc. Vodskaja pyatina. Southern District

  • 1998

    Doctoral programme in History
    RAS Institute of History in Saint Petersburg

  • 1994

    Degree in History
    Saint Petersburg State University, historical

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.
* Doctor of Sciences
A post-doctoral degree called Doctor of Sciences is given to reflect second advanced research qualifications or higher doctorates in ISCED 2011.


Academic Director of BA programm "History"

Student Term / Thesis Papers

Full list of of student term / thesis papers

Academic Supervision

for a degree of Candidate of Science

Kukushkin K. V. «Borderlands of Rus', Lithuania and other Baltic States in 14-16th cc.»

Troyanovskij K. V. «Russian Empire Policy on estateless shlyachta of Eastern Provinces. 1795‑1870»

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)

Editorial board membership

  • 2019: Guest Editor, Wschodni Rosznik Humanistyszni.

  • 2016: Member of the Editorial Board, Вестник Санкт-Петербургского университета. Серия 2. История (Vestnik Sankt-Peterburgskogo Universiteta, Istoriya).

  • 2015: Member of the Editorial Board, Rossica Antiqua.


  • 2014
    XV Апрельская международная научная конференция «Модернизация экономики и общества», (Москва). Presentation: Социальная динамика малых групп в шведско-русском приграничье после 1617 г.
  • The Congress of Nordic Historians (Йоэнсуу). Presentation: "Border archaeology”. Landscape marks and local legend of 17th century Russian-Swedish borderline
  • First World Conference of the Association for Borderland Studies (Йоэнсуу). Presentation: Crossing the border in Transparent borderland: 17th Century Ingria Case
  • Кириллические и глаголические памятники в Швеции (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Многообразие русских документов XVI-XVII вв., опубликованных онлайн за последние 5 лет
  • International Congress of Belarusian Studies (Каунас). Presentation: Lithuanian Borderland in 1609: View from Smolensk Chancellery
  • Элиты раннего Нового времени: биографический анализ и социальная динамика (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Элитные группы Российского государства Нового времени (XVI-XVIII вв.). Проект создания сетевого ресурса
  • Ладога и проблемы древней и средневековой истории Северной Евразии (Старая Ладога). Presentation: Неизвестная работа Б. Д. Грекова о Старой Ладоге
  • 2013
    Борьба за Юго-Восточную Прибалтику в средневековье и новое время (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Отголоски борьбы за Прибалтику: Осажденный Смоленск: возвращаясь к комплексу документов «Смоленского архива» 1609-1611 гг.
  • Urban variation (Гетеборг). Presentation: Small fortresses - ostrozhki in Early Modern North West Russia: new step in urbanism or new military technique


Digital Catalogue of the Stockholm Smolensk Archives

Project supported by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond in 2014-2016. Project providedby Elisabeth Löfstrand (Stockholm University), Per Ambrosiani (Umeå University), Adrian Selin (NRU-HSE-St.Petersburg)

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Timetable for today

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The second meeting of the research and academic group

Second meeting: what was discussed at the meeting. Reporting activity. Frederick Barth, Rogers Brubaker - Ethnic Groups or Ethnicity Without Groups?

Formation of the new research and academic group at the History Department

With pleasure, we inform you, that a new research and academic group associated with Medieval Studies will appear at the St. Petersburg Department of History.
In 2020-2021 the research and academic group

Season's Greetings from Alexander Semyonov, Chair of the Department of History

Conference “Receptions and Representations of Revolts in Early Modern Diplomacy IV: Borderlands”

At the kind invitation of Prof. Malte Griesse, head of the international research group “Revolts as communicative events” in the University of Konstanz, Germany, the representatives of the Department of history Prof. Adrian Selin and PhD student Kuzma Kukushkin took part in the conference “Receptions and Representations of Revolts in Early Modern Diplomacy IV: Borderlands”, held at the Sixty-first annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America in Berlin (26/03/2015 - 28/03/2015). The meeting itself attracted more than 3000 participants from different countries. The conference was attended by more than 30 researchers from the UK, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Russia.

Russian Swedish Border in Ingria, 17th century: Historical-Geographical Study

Center for Historical Research started the project "Russian Swedish Border in Ingria, 17th century: Historical-Geographical Study" (Head of the Project - Prof. Adrian Selin, participants: senior research fellow Ivan Sablin, trainee-researcher Kuzma Kukushkin).