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Anastasija S. Tumanova

  • Anastasija S. Tumanova has been at HSE since 2008.

Education, Degrees and Academic Titles

  • 2006
  • 2004

    Doctor of Sciences*

  • 2003

    Doctor of Sciences*

  • 1996

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)

  • 1993

    Tambov State Teacher Training Institute

* 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.

Postgraduate Studies

Voronezh State University

Professional Interests

1. Modernization of the state and legal systems in the imperial Russia

2. History and theory of civil society and constitutional reforms

3. Legal culture in an imperial society

Courses (2017/2018)

Courses (2016/2017)

Courses (2015/2016)

Courses (2014/2015)

Courses (2013/2014)

Courses (2012/2013)

Courses (2011/2012)

Courses (2010/2011)



  • 2017
    Международная научная конференция "Российские революции 1917 года: история и современность" (Москва). Presentation: Законодательство об общественных съездах и собраниях весны-осени 1917 г. в контексте факторов Второй русской революции
  • Международная научная конференция "1917 год: государство, власть, территория" (Москва). Presentation: Государство и общество в проблематике общественных съездов 1917 года
  • Всероссийская научно-практическая конференция "Тенденции развития права в социокультурном пространстве" (Жидковские чтения - 2017 г.) (Москва). Presentation: Формирование гражданского общества в Российской империи в контексте правовых реформ
  • 2016
    Роль образования и исследований в области прав человека в продвижении стандартов Совета Европы (Москва). Presentation: Проблематика институционализации прав личности в научных исследованиях по истории права и государства
  • Russia: Trajectories of Law and Sovereignty, 17th to 21st centuries (Берлин). Presentation: From Popularizing the Law to Popularizing Civil Rights: the Development of Liberal Jurisprudence in 19th – early 20th centuries
  • 2015
    Всероссийская научная конференция "Гармонизация подходов в исследованиях и обучении праву" (Москва). Presentation: Изучение истории российской государственности и гражданского общества с позиций теории модернизации
  • X Международная научно-практическая конференция "Верховенство права и правовое государство: проблемы теории и практики" (Москва). Presentation: Институционализация политических прав и свобод в имперской России
  • 2014
    Россия в годы Первой мировой войны, 1914–1918 гг. (Москва). Presentation: От лояльности до протеста: добровольные общества России в годы Первой мировой войны
  • Первая мировая война: пролог XX века (Москва). Presentation: Мобилизация профессионалов: научные общества России и устроение тыла в годы Первой мировой войны
  • Международная научная конференция «Россия в Первой мировой войне» (Москва). Presentation: Добровольные общества России в кампании против неприятельских подданных в годы Первой мировой войны
  • 2013
    Международная научная конференция «Правовые традиции» в формате «Жидковские чтения» (Москва). Presentation: Владимир Гессен и формирование либеральной традиции в российской юриспруденции начала XX века
  • Всероссийская научно-теоретическая конференция «Правовая система России: традиции и инновации» (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Тенденции правовой политики государства по отношению к обществам и союзам в России в годы Первой мировой войны
  • XIV Апрельская Конференция НИУ-ВШЭ (Москва). Presentation: Законотворческий процесс 1906-1917 гг. и осуществление политических свобод
  • 2010
    Russia: Trajectories of Law and Sovereignty, 17th to 21st centuries (Berlin). Presentation: From Popularizing the Law to Popularizing Civil Rights: the development of liberal jurisprudence in 19th– early 20th centuries

Editorial board membership

  • 2010: Member of the Editorial Board, Вопросы правоведения.

  • 2010: Member of the Editorial Council, История государства и права.

  • 2009: Deputy Editor-in-chief, Гражданское общество в России и за рубежом.

Research Projects and Grants

  • 2010 - Partnership between the Civil Society and the State in Addressing Social Problems, supported by the HSE Center for Civil Society and Non-Profit Sector Research (GRANS Center)
  • 2011 - The Civil Society's Role in the Transformation of Social and Economic Institutions, supported by the HSE GRANS Center
  • 2012 - A research grant from the Russian Foundation for Humanities

Professor's Biography

I am professor Anastasia Tumanova, Doctor of History and Doctor of Law, Professor of the Theory and Comparative Law Department and the Leading Scientific Researcher in the National Research University “Higher School of Economics”, Moscow, Russian Federation.

The sphere of my scientific interests is the history of state and law, the legal thought, human rights and freedoms in Late Imperial Russia.

I was born in 1971, in Tambov (Russian Federation).

After finishing English School in 1988 I entered the Tambov State University and finished it in 1993. Then I leant the history of voluntary associations in Voronezh State University (1993–1996), where I defended the Candidate dissertation. I was a teacher of faculty in Tambov State University from 1996 to 2008, from 2005 to 2008 I was the chair of the History of State and Law Department.

I received my doctor`s decrees in Moscow, at the Moscow State Regional University and at the Academy of Management of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. My studies focus on the history of civil society and civil rights in late imperial Russia. My scientific researchers were supported by different foundations such as American Council of Learned Societies (USA, Vashington), Gerda Henkel Stiftung (Germany), “Close Society” Fund (Soros Fund) and others.

In 2004 I defended the dissertation about the legal status of voluntary association in Russian Empire in the beginning of the 20-th century, when freedom of unions and assemblies was adopted, and became the Doctor of Law. From 2008 I am – Professor of the Theory and Comparative Law Department in the National Research University “Higher School of Economics”, Moscow. I am teaching the History of Russian State and Law, the History of Russian Legal Thought, the Theory and History of Civil Society. I am supervising master’s program “History, Theory and Philosophy of Law”. I am the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of science magazine “Civil Society in Russia and Abroad”, the member of editorial broad of the science magazines: “History of State and Law”, “Questions in Jurisprudence” and the member of editorial council of the publishing house ‘New Chronograph”. Also I am the expert of Russian Humanitarian Science Foundation and Russian Foundation of Fundamental Research (Moscow, Russian Federation).

Under my supervision were defended 10 candidate dissertations including in History of State and Law and History of Legal Thought.

I have 210 publications, among them are 7 books. The main monographs are:

1. Voluntary Associations and the Russian public at the beginning of the 20-th century. Moscow: Publishing House “Novii Chronograph”, 2008. – 320 p. – 21 p.l.
Obschestvennie organizatsii i russkaya publica v nachale 20 veka. Moskva: Novii Chronograph, 2008. (The reference on this book see in the journal “Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History 12, 1 (Winter 2011): 249-261).

2. Human rights in legal thought and lawmaking of the Russian Empire in the second half of XIX – the beginning of XX century. M., Higher School of Economics, 2011. 279 p. (In joint authorship with R.V. Kiselyov).
‘Prava cheloveka v pravovoy mysli i zakonotvorchestve Rossiyskoy imperii vtoroy poloviny XIX – nachala XX veka”. M., Higher School of Economics, 2011. 279 p. (In joint authorship with R.V. Kiselyov). 

3. Samoorganization of the Russian Obschestvennost at the last third of the 18-th – beginning of the 20-th century / the scientific editor A.S. Tumanova. Moscow: ROSSPEN, 2011. 887 p. – 56 p.l. (I am also the author of four chapters in this monograph).
Samoorganizatsiya rossiiskoi obshestvennosti v poslednei treti 18 – nachale 20 veka. Moskva: ROSSPEN, 2011. (The reference on this book see in the journal “Russian Review”. 2012. October. P. 694–696).

4. Political modernization: a comparative analysis of development models using an example of USA and Russia. Penza: PGU, 2010. 152 p. (In joint authorship with A.Y. Salomatin).
“Politicheskaja modernizatsyja: sravnitelny analiz modeley razvitija na primere SShA i Rossii”. Penza: PGU, 2010. 152 p. (In joint authorship with A.Y. Salomatin).

Additional Information

Director of the Master's Program in the History, Theory and Philosophy of Law

Member of the HSE Dissertation Council for Legal Studies

Deputy Chief Editor of the Civil Society in Russia and Abroad journal

Member of the editorial boards of the History of the State and Law and Voprosy Pravovedenia (Issues of Law) journals

Expert of the Russian Foundation for Humanities and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Moscow

Member of the editorial board of the Novy Chronograph Publishing House, Moscow

Timetable for today

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International Scientific Conference "Russia a Hundred Years after the Revolution: Causes and Consequences"

On April 27-28, 2017 the International Laboratory for the Study of Russian and European Intellectual Dialogue conducted its first scientific conference with participation of the following foreign partners: the Institute for the Study of Central and Eastern Europe, Eichstätt, the University of Granada and the Estonian Euroacademy.