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Maria Gulakova

  • Maria Gulakova has been at HSE University since 2017.


  • 2014

    Saint Petersburg State University

  • 2012-2014 - Master's in Jewish Culture at St. Petersburg State University, Philosophy, Department of Jewish Culture; 

    2004-2008 - Bachelor of Religion Studies at St. Petersburg State University, Philosophy, Department of Philosophy and history of religion

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

2018  Autumn School Critical Comprehension of History: Strengthening Democracy, Organizers Moldova The Leipzig Institute (MIL) Leipzig / Brunswick

2018  Autumn school "Places of memory and the Soviet past in the memory culture in Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova, Armenia, Georgia, Russia and Belarus". Organizers Moldova The Leipzig Institute (MIL) in cooperation with the Faculty of History and Philosophy of the State University of Moldova (USM) and the Chernivtsi National University named after Yuri Fedkovych organizes autumn school this year as part of the DAAD program "Dialogue West-East" (participation is confirmed), Chisinau, Comrat, Bendery, Tiraspol / Republic of Moldova, Chernivtsi / Ukraine

2018  The second international scientific conference "Victory in the Great domestic war as a historic event in the life of the Jewish people ", timed to the 70th anniversary of the proclamation of the independence of the State of Israel. The report "Commemorative practices in the territory of the CIS and Germany. WE and THEY, the experience of the third generation", Moscow

2018  Round table "USSR, Poland and Jewish Communities" Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland. Report "Cultural memory of the Holocaust in the USSR, Poland and Germany: a comparative analysis", Moscow

2018  Moscow winter school on Jewish studies «The phenomenon of Soviet Jewry: from ethnicity to identity» organized by the Center "Sefer" in conjunction with International Center for University Teaching of Jewish Civilization, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Moscow

2017  Teaching History of Holocaust to Russian Middle School Students. Trauma Borderlines.- Presentation at the Riga Forum 2017, Riga

2016  The International Conference "The Holocaust and Jewish Identity - New Directions in Jewish Education", Jerusalem

2016  The European Conference "Do we learn from history? Culture memory as a way to the European understanding ", Warsaw

2016  The International Conference “Lessons of the XX century: the memory of totalitarianism in museums, memorials, archives and MODERN MEDIA IN RUSSIA AND GERMANY”, Moscow-Perm

2016  IV The International Conference "Holocaust Museums and Memorial Places in Post-communist Countries: Challenges and Opportunities. Modern problems of European Tolerance", Riga

2015  Participation in International scientific conference “Jewish diasporas in Europe and world: field and archival researches”, Museum of anthropology and ethnography of Russian Scientific Academy “Kunstkamera” St. Petersburg

2015  Educational trip “Perspectives of European Memory Culture” (Poland – Germany) under organization of IBB Dortmund (Dortmund International Educational Centre) Germany-Poland

2015  Summer school in Jewish History, Multiethnic Past, and Common Heritage: Urban Experience in Eastern Europe, Lviv


Awards and Accomplishments

2018 -  LSE Paulsen Fellowship for research proposal, signed by  Janet Hartley Professor of International History, LSE

2018 - 'SEFER’ center international grant for the research on history and culture of Russian Jewry in different historical periods

2014 - Winter Ulpan Fellowship at the Rothberg School of Foreign Students at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel;

2013 - Fellowship of the Yiddish summer school at the University of Strasburg, France;

2012-2013 - Grant of Genesis Philanthropy Group for studying at the MA Program in Judaic of the Graduate School of St. Petersburg University.

Postgraduate Studies

The dissertation research focuses on changing frameworks of the formation of Jewish identity in the period from the Kishinev pogrom in 1903 to the October Revolution of 1917 in the Russian Empire. The research question is the comparison of representations of anti-Jewish violence in the discourses of political parties and movements in the Jewish environment with private and personal memory of violence. As regards the sphere of public politics the dissertation draws on party platforms, circulars, speeches of deputies, as well as minutes of meetings of socio-political Jewish organizations, including the Volkspartei, the Zionist Socialist Workers' Party and the Socialist Revolutionary Party of the Socialist Revolutionaries. In the venue of reconstructing the private sphere and contested Jewish identities the dissertation focuses on diaries and memoirs of Jewish intellectuals M. Gnesin, A. V. Amfiteatrov, S. V. Pozner, M. M. Vinaver, G. B. Sliozberg. The goal of the research is analyze the representation of the experience of violence in public discourses of Jewish politics, in private and personal narratives of Jewish intellectual environment, including the tensions in the processes of construction and articulation of modern Jewish identity.

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2018/2019)

Courses (2017/2018)

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


Article Gulakova M., Semyonov A. Imperial Citizenship and Political Representation in the Russian Empire, 1905–1906 // Ab imperio. 2021. No. 2. P. 139-152. doi

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The documentary publication by Mariia Gulakova and Alexander Semyonov in "Ab Imperio" 2/2021

The new issue of "Ab Imperio" features the publication prepared by Mariia Gulakova and Alexander Semyonov within the Era.net Rus Plus project "Post-imperial diversities". This documentary publication pertains to the discussion of the State Duma elections from special provinces and regions for the period from June to December 1905.

Understanding the two dictatorships: report from the joint seminar of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and CHR

On April 9, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Center for Historical Research held a seminar on the history of understanding two dictatorships: the Nazi and the dictatorship of the SED.