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Evgeniy Anisimov

  • Tenured Professor (2013)
  • Member of the HSE Academic Council
  • Evgeniy Anisimov has been at HSE University since 2012.

Education, Degrees and Academic Titles

  • 2003
  • 1986

    Doctor of Sciences*
    Thesis Title: The Poll Tax Reform of Peter the First (Introduction of the Poll Tax in Russia, 1717—1728)

  • 1975

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)
    Thesis Title: Domestic policy of the Supreme Privy Council in 1726 - 1730

  • 1973

    Doctoral programme
    Institute of History of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (Leningrad Branch), History

  • 1970

    Herzen State Pedagogical Institute in Leningrad

* 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.

Awards and Accomplishments

Best Teacher – 2015, 2014

Student Term / Thesis Papers

Full list of of student term / thesis papers

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)

Courses (2017/2018)

Introduction to Human History (Bachelor’s programme; School of Arts and Humanities; 1 year, 1-3 module)Rus

Courses (2014/2015)

Courses (2013/2014)

Editorial board membership

  • 2013: Member of the Editorial Board, Quaestio Rossica.

  • 1990: Member of the Editorial Board, Звезда.


Conference Presentations and Public Lectures

  • Organizer, Scientific Director of the 12th International Petrovsky Congress "The Image of Peter the Great in World Culture", St. Petersburg, May-June 2019 
  • Interview with the journal "Scientific Notes of Petrozavodsk State University", May 2019 (published in № 4, pp. 8-10)
  • Public lectures at the department of history, Petrozavodsk State University, May 2019. More details:  https://petrsu.ru/news/2019/47960/v-petrgu-proshli-otk
  • Presentation of the monograph at the Dialogues with Irina Prokhorova and at the Library of the Petrozavodsk State University, May 2019 
  • Interviews in connection with the release of the book "The Power and the Axe. Tsarist Power, Political Investigation and Russian Society in the 18th Century (Moscow, UFO, 2019) to the TV channel "Rain", "Radio Liberty", Radio "Silver Rain", Radio "Moscow Says", websites "Gorky", "SotsTubeCanal Mikhail Svetov SVTV", "Lenta.ru", InLiberty
  • Presentation "Fear Demons from the Secret Office of the XVIII Century" at the International Conference "Anthropology of Fear", St. Petersburg (in Russian), May 17-18, 2019
  • Presentation  "The concept of "Little Russia" and "Little Russia" in the Peter's epoch" at the international Russian-Austro-Ukrainian conference "Terminological features of Russian and Ukrainian historiography", St. Polten. Austria, 13-14 May, 2019
  • Presentation "J.B.A. Leblon in the context of the Peter`s epoch" at the international conference Jean-Baptiste Alexander Leblon and the French in Russia in the epoch of Peter the Great", St. Petersburg, March 2019
  • Organizer and academic supervisor of the 11th Petrine Congress "Peter the Great and the East", St. Petersburg, June, 2018 
  • Lectures held within the Festival of Russian Culture in Estonia, April, 2018 
  • Supervising the 5th Russian Youth Conference "Reformators and Revolutionists in Russian History", lecture "Reforms in Russian History", February, 2018 
  • Lecture "Women in Power in the XVIII Century", New Stage of Aleksandrinsky Theater, January, 2018   
  • Presentation of monograph "Peter the Great: Evil or Good for Russia?", 11th Krasnoyarsk Book Fair; Presentations in Moscow, St.Petersburg, Perm, Velikii Novgorod, October-November, 2017 
  • Lecture "Saint-Petersburg is A Dream of Peter the Great" within "Petersburg Meetings", University of Aveiro, Portugal, October, 2017 
  • Open dialogs of Irina Prokhorova and Eugenii Anisimov on the roles of Peter the Great in Russian history. Project "Open Library", October, 2017 
  • Public lecture "Thank you, gosudar!" at the Opening of X International Congress of Petrine Cities, supervising the congress, June, 2017  
  • Presentation of translation of book "Russian History from Rurik to Putin" into Polish (Historia Rosjiod Ruryka do Putina. Ludƺie. Daty. Wydarzenia. Inizial). Russian Center of Science and Culture in Warsaw, March, 2017 
  • ​​​​​Presentation of translation of book "Imperator`s Russia" into Lithuanian (Imperatoriụ Rusija). 18-oji tarptautinė  Vilniausknygųmugė. Vilnus, February, 2017
  • Supervising, paper "Reforms and Revolutions", participating in the round table. The 4th Russian Youth Conference "Reformators and Revolutionaries in Russian History", February, 2017
  • Public lecture "Where Did Susanin Go? Russian History Painting Through the Lens of Historian". Novgorod Scientific Library, January, 2017 
  • Academic conference «Le “Grand Tour”  et le Transfer des Connaissances. Experiences Europeennes, de la Russiе a la Peninsule Iberique».  Paper presented: «Les voyages en Europe et le choix européen de Pierre I-er: perspektives et impasses», Institut d’Estudis Catalans, Barselona, October, 2016
  • History of One Love: Peter and Holland. The   5th   Congress  of  the Petrovsky  Cities, Saint-Petersburg, June, 2013
  • History Painting Through Historian`s Eyes. Scholarly Comments on a Literary Text.  Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme, Paris, May, 2013
  • Relations Between the Petrine Russia and Europe of Sciences and Arts in the Early XVIII Сentury. Pierre Le Grand et l’Europedes sciences et des arts. Circulations, réseaux, transferts, métissages (1689-1727). Colloques internationaux à la Fondation Singer-Polignac et à l’Universitée Paris-Diderot, March, 2013
  • Building of the Empire during the Time of Peter the Great. The 3rd International Conference "State-Building in Russia", Moscow, December, 2012
  • L’idea d’Impero in Pietro il Grande. L’Impero nella storia russa, tra realta e nostalgia, the University of Naples, Italy, December, 2012
  • International Seminar "Francesco   Algarotti and Russia", The  Institute   of   Russian   Literature, November, 2012. Chair
  • The World Congress  of  Compatriots Abroad, Saint-Petersburg, 10 - 21 October, 2012. Supervisor of the Programme, Lecturer
  • 5th   All - Russian   Bagration Conference, Simy, Vladimirskaya Oblast`, 21 September, 2012. Presentation of the book "General Bagration: Zhizn` i voina" (published in Moscow, 2012)
  • The Year of 1812 in Contemporaries` Memory. Conference "Defence of the Fatherland: People of Novgorod in the Patriotic War of 1812", Veliky Novgorod, 18 September, 2012
  •  Emotions at The Patriotic War of 1812. Seminar "The Boundaries of History", Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg, 9 September, 2012
  •  Was Saint-Peterburg A Splendid Mistake of Peter the Great? IV International Congress of  the Petrovsky  Cities: Capitals and Province. Saint-Petersburg, 8 June, 2012
  • International Conference "The Phenomenon of The Reforms in Europe and Russia in The Early Modern Period (XVI - XVIII Centuries). European University at Saint-Peterburg, 15 - 16 March, 2012. Chair of a panel
  • IV Congress of Young Compatriots Abroad, Saint-Petersburg, 23 - 27 May, 2011. Supervisor of the Programme
  • The World Congress  of  Compatriots Abroad, Saint-Petersburg, 26 September - 7 October, 2011. Supervisor of the Programme

Participation in Projects

The 5th  Youth   Festival  “The Capital of  Culture  is  the  Culture   of   Peace ”, November, 2012. Сhairman of judges


  • Winner of the Russian National Historical Literary Prize  "Alexander Nevsky", 2018
  • The Prize of the Russian Government, Culture, 2014
  • Top-50 Most Famous People of Saint-Petersburg, 2013
  • Winner of the Russian National Historical Literary Prize  "Alexander Nevsky", January, 2007 
  • Winner of Mitropolit Makary Prize, Russian Orthodox Church, 2002
  • Winner of Anziferov Prize in the nomination «For Achievements in Regional Studies of Saint-Petersburg", January, 2000 


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Evgeniy Anisimov, Tenured Professor at HSE, Awarded by Russian Government

Evgeniy Anisimov, Professor of History and Chief Research Fellow at the Centre for Historical Research (HSE Campus in St. Petersburg), has received the Russian government’s award for 2014 in the field of culture. The award recognizes Anisimov for the International Congress of the Towns and Cities of Peter the Great, a cultural and educational programme in which he serves as academic supervisor.

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