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Margarita Dadykina

  • Margarita Dadykina has been at HSE University since 2015.

Education and Degrees

  • 2005

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)
    RAS Institute of History in Saint Petersburg

  • 1995

    Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia

* 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.

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

European University at St. Petersburg, Department of History, 2002-2005

Courses (2023/2024)

Courses (2022/2023)

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)



  • 2023

    Писцовые книги и другие массовые источники по истории России XVI–XX веков (Кириллов). Presentation: Оплата труда работников-соловаров в Тотьме и цены на соль в годы Соляной реформы

  • 2017
    Bcпомoraтeльные исторические дисциплины в современном научном знании (Москва). Presentation: Три загадки монастырского архи- ва: Соляная реформа 1646 г. и ее влияние на делопроизводственную практику монастырских соляных промыслов.
  • Человек и природа: история взаимодействия, источники и информационные ресурсы, визуальные образы и исследовательские практики (Москва). Presentation: Природа «дикая» и природа «прирученная»: монастырское хозяйство с точки зрения экологической истории.
  • 2016
    Вспомогательные исторические дисциплины в современном научном знании (Москва). Presentation: Шпицберген и традиционные промыслы поморов в Арктике. МАтериалы по истории охоты на моржей и песцов
  • VIII Международный петровский конгресс: «PETRO primo CATHARINA secunda»: Два монарха, две эпохи – преемственность, развитие, реформы». (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: «Грунляндские торги»: монопольные сальные компании от Петра I до Екатерины II (1703–1768)
  • Technology, natural resources and crises in the past and present of Europe and beyond (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: “The Green Gold”. Towards the history of energy in the pre-industrial Russian economy
  • Technology, natural resources and crises in the past and present of Europe and beyond (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Managing the Space: The Structure and Organization of the Communication System in the Monastery Economy in the XVI-XVII Centuries


2023–2025  – the head of the project «Salt Market of the Russian North in the 17th century: an open database», Russian Science Foundation, grant 23-28-01716.

2020–2022 «Environing the Tourism Frontier: Communities, Conservation and Sustainability in Remote Areas», Russian Foundation for Basic Research, research grant 20-59-76003.

2018-2020 - personal research project, Russian Fondation for Fundamental Researches, grant 18-09-0063 "Accounts books of Spaso-Prilutskij Monastery's salt-enterprises of the 17th century. Texts. Study."

2016-2018 participant of the RNF grant No. 16-18-10255 "Natural Resources in the History of Russia: Economic Institutions, Expert Communities and Infrastructures"

2016 participant of the project PFI NIU HSE "The movement of material in history: the role of natural resources, materials and goods in the formation of institutions and infrastructures"

2013-2015 - the head of the project "Moody Grumant ": the sources on the history of the Pomors hunting on Spitsbergen in the XVIII - early XIX c. Russian State Humanity Sciences Fond, research grant 13-01-00215,

2008 – 2009 – participant of the international project “The Exploitation of Natural Resources of Spitsbergen in the

pre-industrial whaling and hunting period”, subproject of the International Research Project for the International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2008 “Large-Scale Historical Exploitation of Polar Areas - LASHIPA” in co-operation with the Unviersity of Groningen, Netherlands. www.lashipa.nl

  • 2006 – 2010 – participant of the project “History of Marine Animal Populations of the White and Barents Sea” (Russian subproject of International Global Programme “History of Marine Animal Populations”- HMAP), part of International Project “Census of Marine Life”, funded by A.P. Sloan Foundation;.www.hmapcoml.org
  • 2008 - 2009  - “Matrimonial and inheritance strategies of the peasantry on Russian North: XVI–XVII cc.”, Central Europian University Visiting Research Fellowship, individual project.
  • 2006 - 2009 - “Monasteries of the North and Northwest of Russia as participants of trading and credit attitudes in Russian state in XVI-XVII cc.”, Riksarkivet, Stokchom (Visby Program Research Fellowship of Swedish Institute), individual project.
  • 2006 - 2007 - “Peasant wills on Russian North, XV-XVII cc.”, research grant of ACLS, individual project.2003 - 2005 - “Cabals of Spaso-Prilutsky monastery of XVI-XVII centuries”, Russian State Humanity Sciences Fond, research grant 01-01-00681a, individual project.
  • 2005-2006      ACLS, “Peasantry Wills on Russian North”
  • 2003-2005       Ph. D. Scholarship of Zeit-Stiftung Foundation 

Membership in scientific societies

European Society for Environmental History, ESEH)

Associated fellow of the St. Petersburg Institute of Russian History RAS

Employment history

Since 2015      Higher Economics School at St. Petersburg, researcher, Associate professor

2013–2015      European University at St. Petersburg, assistant of professor in Historical comparative studies, lecturer

2006-2013      St. Petersburg Technological University of Plant Polymers, Department of Philosofy and History, Docent (Associate Professor)

2005-2008      European University At St. Petersburg, Associate Researcher (The Center For Environmental And Technological History “History of Population of Sea Animals”

2005 – 2006    State Museum of History of St. Petersburg, the head of deparment


Timetable for today

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Seminar "New Approaches to Economic and Social History of Early Modern Russia"

12 May 2021
The event will be held online.

Members of the Laboratory took part in the III International Scientific Conference "Human and Nature: History of Interaction (Environmental History)"

On November 20, the Laboratory members took part in the III International Scientific Conference, organized by the Russian State University for the Humanities "Human and Nature: the History of Interaction (Environmental History)". Lajus Julia, Anna Agafonova and Dadykina Margarita made their reports.

Laboratory fellows participated in the conference of the Institute of the History of Natural Science and Technology of the Russian Academy of Sciences "Scientist and the Epoch: To the 170th anniversary of the birth of N.I. Kareev and S.V. Kovalevskaya"

On October 26 - 30, 2020, Laboratory fellows took part in the XLI International Annual Scientific Conference of the Institute of the History of Natural Science and Technology of the Russian Academy of Sciences "Scientist and the Epoch: To the 170th Anniversary of the Birth of N. I. Kareev and S. V. Kovalevskaya"

LETH participates in the conference "The History of Inflation in Russia"

December 5, senior researchers A.V. Kraykovsky and M.M. Dadykina made a report on economic history "Prices, their specifics and movement in Russia in the XVI - XVIII centuries" at a conference organized by the North-Western Central Administration of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation "Inflation History in Russia". The report was devoted to the problems of the history of prices and its state in Russia at the present stage of the development of science.

The Russian Conference “Ecological History: Source and Historical Problems”. Presentation of the Laboratory senior researcher M.M. Dadykina.

Polar readings 2018. Speech by senior researcher of the Laboratory A.V. Kraykovsky.

European Society for Environmental History Conference

From June 30 – July 3, 2015, Julia Lajus, Alexandra Bekasova, Marina Loskutova, Margarita Dadykina, and Elena Kochetkova, researchers from the Department of History and Center of Historical Studies, took part in the 8th Conference of the European Society for Environmental History. The event took place at University of Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines in France.